Most of us, as we reach a certain age, have pockets of fatty areas that negatively affect our body image. As a result of age and hormone changes we can accumulate unwanted, stubborn body fat. Overeating, lack of exercise and genetic distribution also influence where and how much excess fat we have on our body – or even in our face. Often this fat settles in specific areas, including the abdomen, hips, upper thigh or “saddlebag” area, buttocks, inner and outer thighs, above the knees, upper arms, under the chin, in the cheeks and the neck.
Liposuction or Liposculpture can reshape the body in ways that weight loss, exercise or incisional surgery cannot. Dr. Sikorski’s goal is for you to be more comfortable with your body and happier with your shape. Many patients find that their liposuction is a great psychological boost, giving them the incentive to exercise.
Liposuction/Liposculpture for the Body
Liposuction is the process of removing excess fat through a small tube inserted under the skin into the fatty areas. When done correctly Liposuction removes undesired fat cells from different body areas. For men this is generally the “love handles,” abdomen and neckline – all common problem areas for men and all easily reduced and reshaped.
For women, the areas of the abdomen, hips, thighs and buttocks are treated most often. Estrogen changes in a woman’s body will cause fatty areas to persist for many women, despite diet and exercise. Liposuction removes specifically targeted fat pockets and returns the body to a slimmer, more streamlined appearance.