Liposuction was the second most popular plastic surgery procedure in the United States in 2017, and it is the ideal operation for patients who just need to reduce deposits of excess fat to get the body they want.
Dr. Levi Young knows you deserve the best treatment possible when it comes to your surgical needs, and he has brought award-winning care to the Kansas City area for years. Liposuction can be a momentous choice, and Dr. Young wants you to have all the information you need to make that decision. With that in mind, here are three things about liposuction you may not have known.
Liposuction Isn't A Weight Loss Procedure
Liposuction isn't gastric bypass or lap band surgery. If you're obese or overweight, liposuction won't meet your needs because it reduces isolated fat deposits, it doesn't significantly affect your body weight.
But let's say you've put in the work. You've changed your diet. You exercise regularly. You're near your target weight. There are just some problem areas of your body -- butt, abdomen, thighs, arms, chin -- that aren't losing fat no matter how much you exercise.
If that sounds like you, then you're probably a good liposuction candidate. Liposuction is the culmination of all the hard work you've put in to lose weight. The ideal candidate is within 20 pounds of their target weight and simply needs that extra bit of help reaching their desired aesthetic.
Liposuction Can Be Used For Breast Augmentation
Breasts can be enlarged naturally, using your own fatty tissue. Dr. Young offers a procedure that combines the best of breast augmentation and liposuction -- fat transfer. This method uses liposuction to harvest fat from an area of your body where you don't want it, like your abdomen, butt or thighs. Then, Dr. Young will inject that fat into your breast area to enhance the size and shape of your breasts.
Fat transfer is an emerging procedure that can be life-changing. The liposuction will remove unwanted fat to improve the contour of your body, and the breast augmentation will complete the enhancement by giving you the confidence that comes with feeling great about your body.
With Proper Diet And Exercise, Liposuction Can Be Permanent
Once your liposuction is complete, the fat cells that were removed during the procedure are gone forever. However, it is important to maintain a stable weight, or to continue progressing toward your target weight, because you can gain weight back in different areas of your body. Stick to a healthy diet and active lifestyle to preserve your liposuction results.
Schedule Your Liposuction Consultation Today
Dr. Levi Young is a true artist who brings the same attention to aesthetic detail to surgery that he does to his drawing and painting. He and his staff will ensure that every step of the process goes smoothly and help you realize the body you've been working toward.
If you're in the Kansas City area, call (913) 341-2188 to schedule your free liposuction consultation today. Patients visit us from across the surrounding region, including Leawood and Overland Park.