New article by Dr. Mitchell Cohen ponders Liposuction as the Answer to Body Slimming Issues
While liposuction has gained popularity, it should be considered carefully. Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen explains in his new article.
By: Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen
To explain, medical doctor and cosmetic surgeon Mitchell G. Cohen, MD has published an informational article on this subject in an easy-to-understand way. The complete article will be published on the Blog of Dr. Cohen at https://drmitchellcohen.com/
For those unaware of this procedure, liposuction, more commonly referred to as lipo, is essentially a process that involves fat removal via surgery. However, it must be noted that if you are looking to lose excess weight to address obesity-related medical conditions, liposuction will not be able to help you, as it only removes the excess body fat but does not in any way reduce cholesterol or other body fats in the bloodstream.
The liposuction procedure is either performed under general, regional, or local anesthesia. It involves the use of small cannulas which are passed through the fat layers and removed by negative pressure suction, which allows the excess fat to be sucked out of the body. It is performed using one of the three basic techniques which are Manual, power-assisted liposuction, ultrasound–assisted lipo,
However, before the fat can even be sucked out, it needs to be prepared, with Tumescence (which means to swell). A solution is injected into the fat being removed that consists of saline mixed with lidocaine to numb the fat, and epinephrine to constrict the vessels and stop any bleeding. In our patients, we do liposuction under local anesthesia only, which means the patients are awake.
As with most surgical procedures, complications can occur after a liposuction procedure, such as deep vein thrombosis, organ perforation, bleeding, inflammation, and infection. These complications are primarily seen in liposuction patients who are put to sleep with general anesthesia. However, the procedure is significantly safer, without the above complications, using our technique of local anesthesia.
Now that you have insight on liposuction, please decide carefully before opting for such a procedure.
Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen is a surgeon in California who focuses on Cosmetic Surgery as well as Laser Liposculpture and SmartLipo.
Blog Website: https://drmitchellcohen.com/
Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen
Newport Beach, California