We are at a point in the year when millions of men and women are expecting to see the results of their New Year’s weight loss resolutions. It is understandable to desire a change in physique when you put in the necessary effort with diet and exercise. In many situations, efforts result in confusion and frustration. Weight loss goals are more about shape than the number on the scale. In order to achieve this goal, some people turn to their experienced plastic surgeon.
For the past several years, liposuction has remained one of the top procedures sought by men and women of all ages. This procedure addresses areas that are notoriously difficult, including the abdomen, flanks, “saddlebags,” buttocks, and thighs. Many patients are now also seeking liposuction for areas such as the back bra area, arms, and knees. Dr. Lorenc is an experienced plastic surgeon who listens to patients’ concerns and develops treatment around each person’s expectations.
What Liposuction Can Do
The goal of liposuction surgery, like diet and exercise, is to improve shape. This procedure is not about a loss of pounds, but a loss of inches. It is this result that leads to improved confidence and the ability to fit into the desired clothing. The end result of liposuction depends on each person’s unique body composition. However, most people can expect to reduce circumference by a few inches.
Patients of Dr. Lorenc are treated with laser liposuction. This method is preferable to many people due to the inherent benefits of laser energy during the surgical procedure. Traditionally, liposuction involves the insertion of a tumescent solution into the treatment area. This solution also includes a numbing agent which facilitates a more comfortable procedure. When injected to the tissue beneath the skin, tumescent fluid causes the expansion of fat cells. Laser liposuction does the opposite.
Laser liposuction involves pre-treatment with laser energy, which causes the contents of fat cells to liquefy on contact. The end result is a gentler, more efficient extraction process. Because liquefied cells are so easily removed, patients are able to complete this procedure with local anesthetic alone. With comfort a priority, we may also discuss mild sedation for optimal relaxation.
Don’t blame yourself for a lack of results from diet and exercise. Contact one of our offices to discuss how laser liposuction can help you achieve those New Year’s goals.