You have been working out at the gym like a dog, yet those saddle bags or love handles just will not go away. What do you do? Who can you trust to help you mold the physique you long and strive for every day?
At Mints Medical, that is what we aim to do. For the past 20 years, our leading experts in the field have helped women looking to contour their body based on their desires. Furthermore, in the past few years we have also been able to supplement this work with ground-breaking stem cell procedures to drastically enhance the result.
Below, you can find out more about how this minimally invasive treatment helps patients sculpt the body they want in a safe and efficient manner.
The first step is to find a licensed, reputable doctor to perform the surgery. For example, Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad is certified by the American Board of Radiology and the American Board of Interventional Radiology.
Next, you need to sit down for a full preoperative evaluation with your doctor. Understandably, you need to ensure that you can safely have the procedure. If you are interested in a free evaluation, please contact our office at 844-646-8763 to set up your free appointment today.
During this evaluation we not only discuss how the procedure works, but also plan for post-op as well. Liposuction requires patients to be generally healthy and able to create long-term lifestyle changes, from eating healthy to continuing to work out on a regular basis. Additionally, we make sure that the client has realistic expectations. The number one reason people are interested in liposuction is to lose weight in specific places.
Safety protocols dictate that a safe amount of weight loss is 5 liters per procedure. This is about 11-12 pounds of pure fat. However, liposuction is not a pure weight-loss procedure like lap band surgery. Instead, it helps to re-proportion your body.
While you can lose some weight, do not expect to go from a size 14 to a size 2 after the procedure. Once we do the pre-evaluation we then look at the different procedures available for your needs.
Some of the most common cutting-edge procedures include:
Tumescent liposuction – Using a local anesthetic, the targeted area is numbed. A tub is then inserted to first numb the area and then suck out the fatty tissues. In some cases, a general anesthetic is used as well.
Ultrasound-assisted liposuction – By using ultrasound to find and liquefy the fat, it becomes easier to remove. This technique is becoming more popular for many core areas of the stomach, sides, and back.
Laser-assisted liposuction – Another technique that liquefies the fat before being removed through a tube.
One common reason to use liposuction is to remove certain localized medical conditions. For example, you can use liposuction to remove benign fatty tumors or abnormal enlargement of male breasts. It is also useful for regulating the metabolism of fat in the body.
Another major benefit of liposuction is its ability to reduce heart attacks. According to research, triglycerides in the body decreased by 43% after the surgery. While there was no change in the cholesterol levels, there was a significant reduction in white blood cells. These are the cells responsible for heart attacks, obesity, strokes and high blood pressure.
Sometimes diet and exercise are just not enough to remove the fat from specific areas of our body. If you notice that your love handles or saddlebags do not go away, then liposuction is a great option for you. That is because liposuction helps to remove the areas that we have the most trouble reducing through normal exercise and diet.
The final common reason to use liposuction is to reduce fat and cellulite in your body. While some of this is good for the medical conditions we mentioned above, it is also healthier altogether when you have less fat in your body. For example, heavier people are often known to have additional knee injuries. That is because of the excess weight that they need to carry around with them wherever they go. By removing this excess fat, stress is removed from the body.
Liposuction is not a cure-all, but definitely is a valuable procedure for anyone interested in shedding some unwanted and unhealthy weight from your body. The procedure can sculpt the body you always wanted and protect yourself medically against heart disease and other illnesses. If you are interested in learning more about how to use liposuction, contact our office at 844-646-8763 for a complimentary session!