For the lucky few, a healthy lifestyle, diet, and exercise routine can produce ideal results in terms of how you look and feel when you step in front of a mirror. Unfortunately for most people, even the strictest diets and most rigorous exercise regimens fall short of eliminating stubborn pockets of fat throughout the body.
For many women seeking liposuction in Birmingham, the most problematic areas tend to be the abdomen, hips, buttocks, and outer thighs. For men, liposuction usually entails correcting the most resistant fat found in the chest, abdomen, and sides of the waist (love handles). Liposuction helps to manually rid the body of these stubborn, frustrating pockets of fat that keep many men and women from achieving their ideal body types.
What Liposuction Method Will Be Used?
We offer 2 liposuction techniques to meet the specific needs and goals of each patient:
The tumescent technique is an ideal option for patients looking to avoid going under general anesthesia. A solution of saline, lidocaine (a local anesthetic), and epinephrine (a drug used to contract blood vessels) is injected into the target areas before the surgery begins. This mixture of fluid helps to remove the fat from the body more efficiently and reduces blood loss. We also use the tumescent technique in combination with SAFE liposuction, which is designed to produce a smooth result.
This method uses ultrasonic energy to liquefy the fat in problematic areas. The tip of the cannula (the wand used to remove fat during the surgery) is outfitted with a device that emits ultrasonic waves to break apart the walls of fat cells. The degraded fat is then able to be removed with much less difficulty than the traditional liposuction method. This method is particularly useful for male gynecomastia (chest contouring) or in areas that have been previously suctioned.
“The entire team was fabulous and Dr Grotting is the best! I am extremely satisfied with the results. Additionally, the office staff treats you like family.”