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The safety and outstanding results of liposuction continue to make it one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedures year after year. Dr. Murphy has been performing liposuction in Denver since 1994. In liposuction procedures, the permanent removal of fat cells produce new, pleasing body contours. Liposuction treatments remove unwanted bulges and allow the patient’s clothes to fit better. Fat can be removed from almost any area where it is not wanted, including jowls, neck, arms, chest, flanks, hips, abdomen, thighs, knees, calves and ankles. Dr. Murphy utilizes the most recent advances in liposuction cannula design to help make the results of the procedure very predictable, with an easier recovery, less bruising and less risk of skin irregularities than with other procedures. Despite the importance of technology for your procedure, studies have shown that the quality of the result of liposuction and satisfaction of the patient is even more related to the ability of the surgeon than any other factor. That is where Dr. Murphy’s experience and artistic vision reward the patient the most. Liposuction is the true harmony of art and science.
Liposuction is almost always performed on an outpatient basis. Small discreetly placed incisions that will be barely perceptible when healed are utilized during the procedure. A “tumescent” type solution is infiltrated into the planned areas of liposuction with a thin cannula. This solution aids in removal of the fat, numbs the area and markedly decreases bleeding, minimizing bruising and making it possible to safely remove larger volumes in a single procedure. Once the effects of the tumescent solution set in, the fat is gently removed with movement of a cannula within the fat layer.
Liposuction is not a weight loss technique. It is best performed on patients who have worked on their shape but have nagging areas they want improved. Patients do, however, report that they see a significant change in how their clothes fit, requiring an “adjustment” down in their clothes at least one or two sizes. What a great combination; looking thinner, feeling better about yourself, and shopping for new clothes!
That is exactly what we have been talking about. Liposuction is all about selecting the appropriate cells to remove so that we can sculpt your body to its more pleasing form. The single most important advance in the field of liposuction has been the introduction of smaller cannula diameter, thereby decreasing the trauma to the tissues. This leads to less bruising and swelling and quicker recovery. Remember, the most important factors in the quality of the result of liposuction are the ability and artistic vision of the surgeon. Fancy names and technology cost more with no guarantee of better results.