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Liposuction - Radiant Rejuvenation - Seattle

What is Liposuction Surgery?

Liposuction is a surgical technique to remove unwanted fat deposits under the skin from specific areas of the body, including the face and neck, upper arms, trunk, breasts, abdomen, buttocks, hips and thighs, and the knees, calves, and ankles. There are several methods for removal of localized or regional fat deposits, each of which involve placement of fluid (usually dilute local anesthetic solution) into the deposits, followed by the application of suction for removal of the excess fatty deposits. The suction may be applied by use of a vacuum pump (machine) or via closed syringe system.

Liposuction is not intended to provide weight reduction, but rather a method for removing localized and often hereditary deposits of fat that resist diet and exercise. We have a large number of fat cells, but it is currently believed that fat cells do not cell divide after puberty, thereby making liposuction removal of resistant fat deposits a permanent treatment. Liposuction is particularly effective in patients who are not obese, but rather display problems of distribution of fat making unwanted contours and size.

At Radiant Rejuvenation and Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Lau devotes most of his much demanded professional time and effort in vaginal cosmetic surgery to serve women worldwide. He prefers to perform liposuction limited to the improvement of the aesthetics of the lower abdomen as related to the mons pubis – the mound over the pubic bone. He will also perform limited liposuction to harvest fat cells for fat transfer procedures relating to vaginal cosmetic surgery.

Alternatives to Liposuction Surgery

Direct removal of excess skin and fatty tissue may be used to remove hanging deposits of skin and fat. Diet and exercise may benefit in the overall reduction of unwanted fat deposits, and may be included as part of a comprehensive program along with liposuction treatment. There are non-invasive treatment modalities such as Velashape and Thermage available at our clinic that help to reduce some amount of subcutaneous fat and tighten loose skin over various areas of the body. Please consult with us regarding these options that have no down time.