At my plastic surgery practice in Seattle, I”m often asked by both men and women about those frustrating, exercise-resistant areas of fat. They diet, they exercise, and yet they are still plagued by isolated problems such as love handles.
The solution for many of them is liposuction. It can be used to reduce localized areas of fat, and I offer a variety of liposuction methods so I can choose the best approach for each patient.
Here”s the skinny:
- Power-assisted liposuction (PAL) involves injecting an anesthetic liquid into the targeted area, such as the love handles. I then use a slender, vibrating tube called a cannula to remove the excess fat cells. PAL has two advantages over traditional liposuction: The back-and-forth movement breaks up fat more easily and gently, allowing me to target very specific areas with no damage to the surrounding tissue, and the healing time is shorter.
- I often combine PAL with tumescent liposuction to provide my patients with the optimal benefits.
- Worried about pain? Relax! I typically use general anesthesia, which means you can sleep through the procedure. When you wake up, you”re on your way to achieving that sculpted body you want.