Liposuction targets fat deposits that have proven resistant to diet and exercise. Focusing on the removal of subcutaneous fat, which sits above the muscles, just below the skin, liposuction can be used on nearly any area of the body to improve definition and restore ideal contours to the frame.
Dr. Shuster offers several liposuction options, including PAL and ultrasonic techniques, which reduce risks while producing the most impressive results. During your complimentary consultation, he will assess your areas of concern to help you determine which of these will be most effective.
Liposuction and Skin Tightening
As fat accumulates in various parts of the body, the overlying skin will stretch to accommodate growth. How much of this skin will be present following liposuction depends entirely on factors unique to the individual. So too is how much the skin will shrink to highlight the newly contoured area in the following months.
The amount of collagen and elastin in the body influences the skin’s elasticity. While liposuction does not encourage the skin to shrink, good candidates for the procedure will have sufficient skin elasticity to allow the skin to tighten around the new contours over time.
It may take one to three months for the skin to constrict after liposuction, though this will vary from person to person. Dr. Shuster can provide additional information on how long it may take for your results to be fully realized during the planning phase of your procedure.
Removing fat deposits with liposuction will not automatically prompt the skin to tighten. Some efforts, such as advanced exercise, can assist with loose skin following liposuction, though these may not fully address loose skin in the treatment area. If loose skin presents an issue or fails to respond to fat reduction, additional body contouring options can be used to enhance results.
Depending on the areas treated, various lift techniques can be used to remove loose and sagging skin, and reveal the underlying definition. Dr. Shuster provides a comprehensive range of body procedures, including lower body lift, tummy tuck, and arm lift, which may be helpful in addition to liposuction for individuals whose skin lacks sufficient elasticity.
Is Liposuction the Right Procedure for Me?
The best way to learn if liposuction alone or in combination with another procedure is ideal for your needs is through a consultation with Dr. Shuster. Approachable, thoughtful, and honest, Dr. Shuster welcomes the opportunity to answer your questions and help you determine the best way to reach your goals.