Liposuction to improve the body contours and combat stubborn, unwanted fat

If you’ve considered liposuction, you are not alone. Liposuction – or excess fat tissue removal, is one of the most often sought after plastic surgery procedures – requested by both men and women.   Despite healthy lifestyle and a commitment to working out there can be  collections of fat (lipodystrophy) that just won’t go away.  Fortunately, Dr. Derek Steinbacher of Connecticut understands these challenges and offers liposuction to target these areas and improve the body contours.

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes excess fat from specific body areas. During liposuction, a surgeon uses a cannula (a thin tube) to suction out the fat. Liposuction is usually performed on the abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, and arms. It can also be used to remove fat from the neck and face. Liposuction is one of the most popular aesthetic surgery procedures in the United States and continues to be an excellent way for both men and women to target unwanted fat deposits on the body that are not impacted by improved diet and exercise.

**The liposuction fat can sometimes be reinjected (or transfered) to your breasts (natural breast augmentation) or to your face or lips (for facial rejuvenation and longer acting, natural filler).  

Understanding the goals of liposuction

When considering liposuction, it’s essential to understand the goal of the procedure. Liposuction is not considered a surgery for weight loss; it is a body contouring procedure. The purpose of the liposuction treatment is to remove excess fat from specific areas of the body to improve contour and sculpting. If you are looking for a surgical way to lose weight, liposuction is not the right option. However, if you are dissatisfied with the shape and contour of your body, liposuction may be able to help. Additionally it is important to recognize that folks with a high BMI (body mass index) and excess body fat – a proportion of this fat is deep to the muscles and inside the abdomen (surrounding the intestines – intra-abdominal fat).  This fat is not amenable to removal using liposuction or tummy tuck techniques.  Liposuction is ideal to help shape and contour specific areas – such as the flanks, love-handles, belly, inner thighs, and arms.   Talking with Dr. Derek Steinbacher is the best way to learn more about this treatment and determine if you are a good candidate.

How do I schedule a consultation appointment with a professional?

Dr. Steinbacher is conveniently located in New Haven, CT, at 800 Howard Avenue, 4th floor and can be reached by phone to request a visit at (203) 785-2571. If you are thinking about undergoing liposuction or other body contouring treatments, he can guide you through the process of obtaining a brand-new look with plastic and aesthetic surgery procedures.