Why MI Body Contours & Cosmetics?

At MI Body Contours & Cosmetics, we hold a deep understanding of the important role that physical image plays in life, yet we never lose sight of the emotional health of our patients.

Our approach to cosmetic surgery integrates both body and mind. Our guiding principle is to treat you with the utmost respect, help you make an educated decision, and to provide you with the finest medical services in the safest, most professional and comfortable environment.


We will work with you personally, to first determine what you wish to achieve cosmetically and then use all of our skills, talents and technological capabilities to help you reach these goals. Finally, we will provide unparalleled follow-up services to ensure you realize maximum results as well as peace of mind.

MI Body Contours & Cosmetics delivers truly transformative results! If you're ready to dramatically enhance your health and appearance...

 

LIPOSUCTION : WHAT IS IT?

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WHAT IS LIPOSUCTION?

Liposuction goes by many names such as lipoplasty, lipo, smartlipo, and more. Liposuction is actually a simple technique that helps a person remove excess fat from undesired places throughout the body. This is done by using suction to remove this fat from the unwanted area after a small incision is made through the skin. Basically, liposuction is a cosmetic technique used to contour the body to make for a more attractive shape. However, liposuction is also used to treat medical disorders like gynecomastia (enlarged breasts of the male), lipomas (benign fatty tumors), and lipodystrophy syndrome.                  

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Liposuction is the most common cosmetic operation in America. Over 400,000 procedures are carried out in the USA each year.

Patients who undergo liposuction generally have a stable body weight, but would like to remove undesirable deposits of body fat in specific parts of the body. It is not an overall weight-loss method, it is not a treatment for obesity. Liposuction does not remove cellulite, dimples or stretch marks. The aim is esthetic. The patient wishes to change and enhance the contour of his or her body.

Liposuction permanently removes fat cells from the body. It can alter the shape of a body. However, if the patient does not lead a healthy lifestyle after the operation there is a risk that the remaining fat cells grow bigger.

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WHO IS LIPOSUCTION FOR?

Liposuction is for people with fatty deposits, especially the type that can’t be eliminated even with appropriate and persistent diet and exercise. Liposuction is also for people with certain fatty-related health disorders like the ones mentioned above. Here is a summary of who can benefit the most from liposuction: 

People with undesired areas of fat

People with hard-to-eliminate love handles

People with “saddle bags”

People with healthy skin overtones (good elastic skin without too much stretch marks)

People with certain health ailments such as enlarged male breasts, lipomas, and lipodystrophy syndrome

 

WHO IS LIPOSUCTION NOT FOR?

If any of the following apply to a person considering liposuction, then he or she may not be a good candidate:

Overly obese people

Pregnant women

People looking for instant weight loss

A great deal of stretch marks

People with active medical conditions such as:

Blood-clotting ailments

Vascular or endocrine disorders

Heart or lung disease

Having been on Accutane for any period during the last 6 months before a planned liposuction procedure

Excessive alcohol use

WHERE AROUND THE BODY CAN LIPOSUCTION BE PERFORMED?

lipo sitesLiposuction can be performed almost anywhere on the body where there is extra fat. However, the most common areas liposuction is conducted are related to the stomach (e.g. tummy tuck), breast reductions (for both males and females), thigh lifts, face lifts, double chins, hips, and buttocks.

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES OF LIPOSUCTION?

Although the fundamentals of liposuction are one and the same, the procedure has advanced itself in many ways, especially by being used with other advanced techniques to make liposuction extremely safe, reliable, painless, and effective. The following are the main techniques of liposuction:

Fundamental Basic Technique - The basic underlying premise of liposuction involves removing extra fatty deposits from your body through suctioning. During liposuction, small, thin, and blunt tubes are inserted into tiny incisions made through the skin. Then, the unwanted fat is suctioned out through the tubes that target specific areas under the skin. This is the basic idea behind almost all liposuction techniques.

Tumescent Technique - This involves the basic technique although the only difference is that local anesthesia (lidocaine and epinephrine) is applied to large areas of fat in order to minimize pain. Liposuction NOT using local anesthesia is called a ‘Dry’ technique.

Wet Technique - This involves applying local anesthesia although on a smaller scale than the Tumescent technique.

Ultrasound-assisted Liposuction - This technique applies ultrasound waves to the fat in order to liquefy them, making the fat much easier to remove after suction is applied.

Smartlipo Triplex - This is a laser-assisted liposuction system brought to the market by Cynosure and is a well-known technique that safely sends laser energy in order to heat and liquefy fat before being removed by liposuction.

Waterjet-assisted Liposuction - This is where a slightly-pressurized stream of water (saline) is used to loosen the fatty deposits making for easier and gentler removal by the suction.

There are other liposuction techniques but these aforementioned techniques are generally the most used and most widely-known.

PICK YOUR LIPOSUCTION SURGEON CAREFULLY!

It must be emphasized that liposuction is not a quick procedure where you’ll be able to have it done and go out with your friends that same night. Moreover, it is imperative that you find a well-qualified and experienced surgeon that has done the procedure many times before and uses the latest techniques and technology.

Make sure you do your research well when picking your surgeon. This includes asking others who’ve had the procedure done, checking online reviews for potential doctors as candidates, and doing your homework on the type of experience a physician has had doing liposuction along with the type of equipment that he or she uses (e.g. SmartLipo technology from Cynosure).