Liposuction in Atlanta, Georgia
Dr. R. Morgan Davoudi and his expert plastic surgery staff have performed numerous successful liposuction surgery procedures. Only a board certified, experienced doctor such as Dr. R. Morgan Davoudi should perform liposuction surgery. You should never allow an inexperienced, unqualified individual to perform your liposuction procedure.
At our Atlanta, Georgia office several liposuction techniques are available. In traditional liposuction a suctioning tube called a cannula is inserted into the body fat through a small incision. The cannula breaks down fat cells and suctions fat from the body.
A successful liposuction surgery procedure produces a smoother, more sculpted body. The procedure is ideal for sculpting the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, arms, chest, back and legs.
Liposuction is best performed on patients who have stubborn fatty pockets but are otherwise in good health. Liposuction surgery should not be used as a method for weight loss.
The best candidates for liposuction are people who are near their ideal weight and have firm, elastic skin with pockets of excess fat in certain areas. You should be physically healthy and realistic with your expectations. Individuals with certain medical conditions may not be suitable candidates for liposuction surgery.
The time required to perform liposuction surgery varies considerably, depending on the size of the area, the amount of fat being removed, the type of anesthesia and techniques used. Through a tiny incision, a narrow tube is inserted and used to vacuum the fat layer that lies deep beneath the skin. The cannula is then pushed and pulled through the fat layer, breaking up the fat cells and suctioning them out by a vacuum pump or a large syringe. The fluid lost along with the fat is replaced during the procedure to prevent shock. The patient is under careful observation throughout the procedure and receives intravenous fluids during and immediately after surgery.
The basic technique of a liposuction procedure as described above is used in all patients undergoing this procedure. A medicated solution is normally injected into the fatty areas before the fat is removed. The fluid is a mixture of intravenous salt solution, lidocaine (a local anesthetic) and epinephrine (a drug that contracts blood vessels) in order to help the fat to be removed easily, reduces blood loss and provides anesthesia during and after surgery.
To control swelling a compression garment will be worn for several weeks. Your doctor will prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection. You may experience some initial discomfort, swelling, and temporary numbness. All of this will subside with time; depending on the amount of liposuction surgery, normal activity can be resumed anywhere from 10 days to several weeks.
Healing will be a gradual process. You should start walking around to reduce swelling and to help prevent blood clots from forming in your legs. Drink sufficient water to avoid dehydration. Avoid alcohol for a few days. Avoid submerging in bathtubs or swimming pools. More strenuous activity should be avoided for several weeks to a month, as your body continues to heal. By eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise, you will help maintain your new shape.
To schedule a consultation for liposuction in Atlanta, Georgia call 770-418-1234 today.