As the weather begins to heat up, patients become eager to look their very best, as it is time to showcase their bodies. But for some, slipping on a swimsuit or other minimal clothing when they don’t feel confident could sometimes be a big deterrent. Dr. David Whiteman provides body contouring procedures such as liposuction to give his patients that coveted, aesthetically pleasing figure they dream of. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 200,000 liposuction procedures were performed in 2013 and one of the top five cosmetic surgical procedures performed. If you’re considering a body contouring procedure, Dr. Whiteman discusses common reasons patients choose liposuction:
1. You’re unable to get rid of those extra couple pounds even though you’ve been following a strict diet and exercise regimen.
Liposuction is recommended for patients who would like to remove small pockets of fat that do not respond to various amounts of working out and healthy eating. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important to maximize your body contouring results. If you need assistance, our in-house NESTA Weight Management Specialist, Jackie Madison provides a Lifestyle & Weight Management program, in which Jackie coaches patients through their pre and post-surgery time period by helping to achieve weight loss and weight management goals, and provide effective eating habits. Our outside ACE Certified Personal Trainer Daryl Madison of Lifestyle Fitness can also help find a routine that works best for you!
2. You want to boost your self-confidence.
It is important to remember that there is no such thing as a “perfect” body and imperfections are what make each individual unique. Depending your goals, Dr. Whiteman will talk with you to determine which liposuction technique will best fit your needs. Dr. Whiteman has been performing liposuction for over 20 years and uses the most advanced liposuction techniques including tumescent, super-wet, power-assisted, and ultrasound-assisted liposuction to provide patients with optimal results.
3. You’ve experienced a fluctuation in your weight.
Whether you’re in the process of losing or gaining pounds, we all battle with reaching our goal weight. Dr. Whiteman uses liposuction to remove unwanted fat cells through a cannula, or tiny hollow tube, through small, surgical incisions. Whatever your “problem areas” are, liposuction addresses areas such as the abdomen, love handles, thighs, buttocks, and hips, however, Dr. Whiteman always reminds patients that plastic surgery is never a substitute for healthy living.
If you are interested in liposuction or other body contouring procedures at Southern Plastic Surgery, P.C., please contact us to schedule a consultation. Be sure to connect with Dr. Whiteman on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest cosmetic surgery news and information.