The American Society of Plastic Surgeon’s 2016 Statistics are in, and for the 15th year in a row, liposuction is one of the top 5 most popular cosmetic procedures performed in America. In 2016, it ranked number two, with an incredible 235,237 procedures performed across the country. Even more impressive, this number is up 6 percent from last year! This is a very popular time of the year for liposuction and other related body contouring procedures because it allows for the perfect recovery time before summer officially starts. We’ve got some important info on the procedure just in time for swimsuit season:

 

The basic purpose of Liposuction, also known as Lipoplasty, is to get rid of the stubborn fatty deposits that are present in various parts of your body. We know that sometimes, no matter how much you diet and exercise, it seems impossible to eradicate little areas of body fat. Every so often, unwanted fat deposits generally exist in areas such as your thighs, hips, buttocks, flanks, back, neck and arms. The removal of these fatty deposits results in the enhancement of your natural shape and a slimmer, smoother appearance.

 

The basis of the procedure involves localized anesthetic to numb the desired area, followed by insertion of a small tube to aid the removal of fat. There are four common techniques when performing liposuction. Some include laser or ultrasound devices to assist in the fat break-up and removal. If you’re considering the procedure, we’d love to determine the right method for you during your consultation. Call us at (404) 257-9888 to schedule an appointment just in time for summer! In the meantime, you can see the amazing results liposuction provides in our Before and After Gallery.