liposuction is a procedure that goes by many different names. Some of them include lipoplasty, which literally means "fat modeling", liposculpure suction, lipectomy, or sometimes it is just called lipo. Liposuction is a cosmetic procedural operation that removes fat from various different areas on the human body. The areas which are usually targeted by liposuction are the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, neck, back of arms, and many other areas.
In liposuction only so much fat can be removed from a patient in one sitting because of many different factors that could potentially make it unsafe to remove too much. It is almost always the physician or patient who makes the final decision about how much they will remove. There are many different negative aspects to removing too much fat however. It can cause problems such as lumpiness or areas that appear similar to "dents"in the skin. The surgical risk of liposuction increases greatly the more fat that is removed in each session.
There have been many claims of significant amounts of fat being removed in one sitting. In some cases it has been claimed that upwards of fifty pounds(about twenty two kilograms) were removed. These claims are almost always inaccurate however. The main thing that happens in liposuction is contouring of the person's body. It can make the amount of weight removed look significantly greater than the amount which was actually removed.
Liposuction can be performed under general or local anesthesia. As I already said, the danger of a procedure can depend a lot on how much tissue is actually removed by this isn't actually the greatest effector of how dangerous the procedure can be. The main things are the choice of anesthetic as well as the health of the patient. In ideal situations the patient will work to become as fit as possible before undergoing the procedure and they will have no smoked tobacco or used any other health effecting substances for many months before they undergo the procedure.
The American Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery found that ten million two hundred thousand patients went through some form of cosmetic procedure in 2008. Breast augmentation is was the most common procedure which was performed, but liposuction was a very close second.
Dangers Of Cheap Liposuction
Liposuction can be a very expensive procedure. To put it plainly, the average person simply cannot afford liposuction. With the amount of obese people in our culture it isn't a very big surprise that many people are looking for a quick fix, and they see that in liposuction. Naturally they will want to find cheap liposuction.
To put it as simply as possible-there is no such thing as cheap liposuction. There is no medical equivalent of the dollar store where you can run down and pick up a cheap liposuction kit to use at home. On top of this, health insurance plans do not cover liposuction. This is because it is considered to be a cosmetic surgery.
Many companies advertise cheap liposuction but it is important that you remember that cheaper is no always better. The prices shown by cheap liposuction companies can often be extremely misleading. Often companies which offer liposuction at very cheap prices do this only because their surgeons are not very experienced. It is a very easy way to cover up their inexperience. More experienced doctors will do a much better job of preventing scarring and your chances of serious injury while in surgery go down considerably.
While you may never be able to find "cheap liposuction" there will always be liposuction which can be found cheaper. There are many different factors that go into how much each procedure will actually cost. As I already said the experience of the doctor plays a big role. Some of the other factors include how much fat is removed during the procedure, the cost of the operating room, lab work, recovery garb, aesthetic fees, and several other things will also play a big role in how much your operation will end up costing.
Another thing to take into account when you are trying to figure out how much your procedure will cost is which parts of the body you want it to be done on. Large and hard to reach places on the body will prove to be much more expensive than some other parts. These are very rough estimates of how much each part of the body will cost.
Upper and Lower Abdomen-$3000-$7500
Neck and Face Area-$2000-$4500
Thighs or Knees-$2000-$5000
This list makes it quite clear that there really is no such thing as cheap liposuction. You can definitely get liposuction cheaper depending on which doctor you go to. The amount you pay can really vary based on this fact-there really is a big difference between paying seven and a half thousand dollars and only paying fifteen hundred dollars. You need to remember that what you are shopping around for is a medical procedure however. This isn't like looking for cheaper peanut butter at the grocery store or trying to find a better deal on a stereo. If the peanut butter doesn't taste very good or the stereo breaks easily the worst that will happen is you will be a little bit inconvenienced. If your liposuction procedure goes completely wrong you will have much bigger problems. You could have permanent scaring, permanent injuries, or even death.
What it comes down to is that you shouldn't be too greedy and have more fat removed from your body than is safe. Liposuction is definitely not some kind of gift from god. It will never be a replacement for living a healthy lifestyle and eating a good diet on a day to day basis. Liposuction is meant to be a helping hand rather than just a way to instantly lose weight. Some people will actually need the procedure because there are some pockets of fat that appear on the body which will never be removed no matter how much exercise you do or how good your diet is. With the life expectancy of people in the west constantly going down it is important that we have a good understanding of how to live a healthy lifestyle and most importantly what the limits of liposuction are.