The concept of liposuction is quite simple, it is a surgical technique to improve the body’s contour and proportion by removing excess fat deposits between the skin and muscle.
Liposuction can be performed alone or in conjunction with other surgical procedures such as facelift, breast reduction, or tummy tuck
What liposuction can treat:
- Hips and buttocks
- Abdomen and waist
- Upper arms
- Inner knee
- Chest area
- Cheeks, chins, and neck
- Calves and ankles
While liposuction is not a replacement for a healthy lifestyle, it can make you look and feel better. During the procedure, Dr. Machado uses a specially-designed surgical instrument known as a cannula to break up and remove excess pockets of fat. The procedure requires small incisions and, with certain techniques, swelling and bruising during the recovery period can be minimized.
It is important for patients to remember that this procedure is meant for body contouring and is not a treatment for obesity. You need to be near your body weight to be an good candidate. Beyond your weight, it is critical to know that the goal is – contouring and reshaping rather than seeing a smaller number on a scale.