Don’t Pack Your Saddle Bags: Let Cosmetic Surgery Help – Weight Loss & Liposuction Surgery in Delaware

Why bother seeking out weight loss and liposuction surgery in Delaware? Perhaps this situation will sound familiar: You have dieted, lost a lot of weight, and you feel great! Your clothes feel looser and more comfortable, and your friends compliment you every time they see you. You exercise religiously and you are proud of your toned body.
However, there is that one problem area that no amount of dieting and exercise seems to be able to eradicate – your thighs.

Known as “saddle bags,” this area is most resistant to shed its extra fat and has become the bane of existence for beauty conscious women from Delaware to across the globe.  Fortunately, there are cosmetic surgery procedures available that can help. The magic word is Liposuction (also known as “lipoplasty” and “suction lipectomy”), and Delaware plastic surgeons are strongly positioned to help those in need of that extra edge.

Liposuction is not a new process, yet it has significantly improved since its introduction. Essentially, your physician will insert a high pressure vacuum nozzle into the problem area and vacuum out the fat cells that leave those unsightly deposits. While vacuuming out these cells, lidocaine and epinephrine are injected to decrease bleeding, and increase the amount of fat cells that may safely be removed in one session.  Because of the risk of removing too much naturally occurring fluids in the body, your physician will have you receive intravenous fluids during the surgery as well and immediately afterwards. This reduces the amount of bruising you will experience. A new technique, commonly referred to as “Ultrasound-Assisted Lipoplasty,” adds precision to the operation since the ultrasonic energy it utilizes serves to explode the fat cells and then liquefies the content, which is then vacuumed up. This technique does require a longer time on the operating table, but it also offers an enhanced amount of precision.

Since this surgery does require long-lasting anesthesia, it is most desirable to not have to schedule additional procedures in the short term. After the surgery, there may be some swelling and tenderness for a few days, but these symptoms generally are quick to subside. To head off any potential dangers, it is imperative to only use a surgeon who has extensive surgical training as well as specialized training in the art of body contouring. The latter will guarantee even results and the avoidance of unsightly lumps or dents under your skin. Additionally, excessive fluid loss, if not properly monitored and replenished during surgery, may cause shock, while fluid accumulation may require post-operative draining. You also need to remember that the more treatment sites you request to have done, the larger your risk of infection at any one of those sites. Finally, and although extremely rare, other possible complications include blood clots and/or fat clots, which may find their way to the lungs, resulting in death.

Fortunately, with proper post-operative care and the right plastic surgeon many risks can be minimized and even avoided. Bruises should disappear within the first two to three weeks, and swelling should secede in a similar amount of time. The stitches will have dissolved within the first two weeks, and any necessary drainage will will also occur in the first couple of weeks.  As you can see, “saddle bags” and other hard to shed pounds no longer have to be the bane of your existence and preclude you from showing off your body you have worked so hard to achieve.

While liposuction and other weight loss procedures will never replace the benefits of diet and exercise, they can greatly help in the hard-to-reduce areas that no amount of exercise seems to be able to touch and that appear all but impervious to your dieting attempts. Delaware – don’t let “saddle bags” rob you of your success!

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