Suction-Assisted Lipectomy (Liposuction) &
Suction lipectomy, a plastic surgery technique that originated in Switzerland and France, has become one of our
most commonly requested operations in the last several years. When performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, the
procedure is safe and highly successful. It is not intended for generalized weight loss. Rather, it is a means of
reducing or eliminating isolated pockets of fatty tissue which do not respond to diet and exercise.
With our increased understanding of fat metabolism, we now know heredity and hormonal influences along with lifestyle,
cause these fatty tissue pockets. Each of us is born with a genetically predetermined number of fat cells. The local
concentration of these cells and the extent to which they absorb and hold fat is largely hereditary. Family photographs,
in fact, often demonstrate this propensity toward excessive fatty deposits in specific areas. In addition, our skin, fatty,
and muscle layers change in consistency and thickness over different areas of the body. The back of the hand, for instance,
has very thin skin and little fatty tissue; fat and muscle in the buttocks area are thickest. Pinching an area of your
skin between your thumb and forefinger will give you a good idea of the amount of fat concentrated under the skin.
A certain amount of fat is important to our well-being. Directly under the skin is a layer known as metabolic fat which
contains blood vessels and nerves that nourish the skin. This layer of fat gives skin a smooth contour while providing warmth.
Between this metabolic layer and muscle tissue is storage fat. In a hibernating bear this layer can be as thick as 10 to
15 inches, whereas in other individuals it may be paper thin. It is this storage fat which collects in isolated areas such
as the neck, stomach, waist, hips, thighs, and knees and proves bothersome to patients. This responds best to suction-assisted
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For more information about having liposuction in Tulsa Oklahoma contact Dr. Joey Manduano at 918-749-5522