Large Volume Liposuction Procedure – Is it Safe?

Liposuction is a popular surgical technique in which excess fat is removed from specific areas of the body such as a patient’s face, waist, hips, thighs and buttocks. According to statistics, liposuction is among the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery procedure in the United States, along with the likes of breast augmentation and facelift.

There are also a number of databases you can find online that contains names and contact information of reputable cosmetic surgeons. You can also post in forums or start threads in hopes of getting a referral.

Obviously, these are just some of the many ways on how you can find a good and reliable cosmetic surgeon. Aside from these, you need to also prepare before talking and consulting with a cosmetic surgeon. Know the right questions to ask and do not hesitate to clarify things whenever needed.

In general, liposuction has been clinically proven safe and effective as a body shaping procedure – which is quite different from a weight loss procedure. However most people think that liposuction’s purpose is for weight loss and that the greater amount of fat is removed, the slimmer and healthier a patient can get.

That’s when the problem creeps in.

Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure and should not be performed merely because of the desire to be slim. It is important to note that it is not wise to rely on liposuction as your weight loss regimen. Liposuction must not be a stand-alone weight loss technique. It should be used side by side with exercise and healthy diet.

Nevertheless, there is a way to take out large volumes of fat in a patient’s body in a like manner known as large volume liposuction. While there are concerns (some are valid, some are not) with regards to the safety of taking out large chunks of fat in a human body, large volume liposuction has somehow proved its safety over the last few years.

The traditional liposuction approach is to remove a small concentrated amount of fat in several areas of the body as a way to make the patient look slimmer and in order for his/her skin to become tighter and avoid a sagging look.

On the other hand, large volume liposuction is done by sucking out a large amount of fat deposits into the body, not gradually but instantly. The average amount of fat sucked from the body under large volume liposuction is estimated to be double or even three to five times more than the amount of fat removed through traditional liposuction means.

If you are seriously considering undergoing large volume liposuction as a way to trim down your weight, there are of course several things that you need to pay close attention to including how the procedure is done, the benefits you will get from it, whether or not you are a good candidate for the procedure and how to look for a cosmetic surgeon.

How is a large volume liposuction procedure done?

Large volume liposuction is basically done similar to how traditional liposuction is done. The main concept behind the procedure is to suck out fat deposits in specific areas of the body. It can be done through a number of techniques including wet, super wet and tumescent techniques.

What are the benefits you’ll get from large volume liposuction?

Liposuction has many known benefits. First and foremost is that liposuction is a great way to enhance a person’s physical appearance. It makes a person look younger and more youthful. In a way, it increases a person’s self-confidence.

There have been many stories, both within and beyond the US, of obese people who lack self-confidence and seem as if their lives are suffering from the self-pity. Hence that’s when liposuction specifically large volume liposuction plays a vital role.

Who is a good candidate for large volume liposuction?

In order to ensure the safety and effectiveness of a large volume liposuction procedure, it is imperative that you ensure that you are a good candidate to undergo the said procedure. Before the day of the procedure, it is ideal that you meet not only with your cosmetic surgeon but also with your general physician so that he/she can tell you if you are physically and mentally healthy to undergo large volume liposuction.

Looking at your medical history will surely give you an idea whether or not you are a good candidate for large volume liposuction.

How to look for a good cosmetic surgeon?

The best and arguably the easiest way of finding a good cosmetic surgeon for your large volume liposuction procedure is through searching your own personal network. Your circle of friends, acquaintances, colleagues and close relatives can potentially supply you with critical and important information with regards to finding a cosmetic surgeon near you.

There is a good chance that one of those whom you know has undergone a cosmetic surgery procedure (regardless of whether it’s a facelift, a liposuction or a breast augmentation). Hence there is an equally good chance that a friend, a relative or an acquaintance can recommend a good and reliable cosmetic surgeon or even two.

Apart from tapping your personal network, you can also use the Internet to search for a good cosmetic surgeon near your area. You can start through the search engine Google. In there you can find information not just about local cosmetic surgeons but also with the nature and benefits of large volume liposuction.


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