Byrd Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center is a state of the art facility for a range of body sculpting, weight loss, facial rejuvenation, and anti-aging procedures. Patients in Atlanta and Roswell, GA have an opportunity to receive latest treatments from Dr. Marcia Byrd. Dr. Byrd has more than 20 years of experience in cosmetic surgery and a number of minimally invasive techniques for aesthetic enhancement.
Liposuction or lipoplasty is a body sculpting procedure aimed at restoring the body’s shape and proportion by removing excess fat deposits from specific areas of the body. It helps improve the body contours to make a person appear slimmer and more attractive. Many people suffer from localized excess fat pockets or bulges in various parts of the body, which spoil the body contours. This can happen even to a person who has been exercising regularly and maintaining a balanced diet.
Such fat pockets may occur more often due to genetic factors rather than a lack of fitness or poor weight control. When stubborn fat deposits do not respond to exercise or diet, liposuction can provide an effective remedy. It is commonly used to treat fats in areas such as the abdomen, thighs, hips and buttocks, back, neck, arms, calves, inner knees, ankles, chin, and cheeks.
The procedure may be performed independently or along with other cosmetic surgeries such as tummy tuck. The cosmetic surgeon will recommend the best treatment plan after closely understanding the needs, aspirations and health status of the patient.
Weight Control and Liposuction
Liposuction is not a weight control or weight loss procedure. The surgeon will make it clear to a candidate at the outset that liposuction is designed to be a fat reduction technique, but it will not induce significant weight loss. Excessively overweight or obese patients will have to undergo a weight loss surgery or reduce weight naturally following a regimen of diet and exercise under the guidance of a trained weight loss expert.
Cellulite, which causes rippled or dimpled skin on the hips, buttocks and thighs, can also not be corrected with liposuction. Following liposuction, the individual should continue to maintain a good exercise and weight maintenance program to enjoy the results of liposuction procedure for a long time.
People of average body weight, who are unhappy with stubborn fat pockets at specific locations in the body, may be suitable candidates for liposuction. When these fats do not respond to diet and exercise, liposuction can remove the excess tissue and skin to make the body shapely and proportionate. A person whose body weight ranges within 25 to 30 percent of his or her ideal weight, and who has reasonable muscle tone and firm, elastic skin will be able to achieve maximum benefit from this procedure.
The cosmetic surgeon will evaluate the medical condition of the candidate before recommending liposuction. Non-smokers and people with a positive outlook, realistic expectations and clear goals about their body figure are more suited for liposuction. Tumescent liposuction is one of the most common approaches to this procedure, and a candidate with close to normal body weight would be more acceptable compared to an overweight person.
Is it Necessary to Lose Weight?
Losing weight before liposuction can be viewed in two ways. If a person is naturally trying to lose weight through diet and exercise under trained supervision, it may make the person fit for liposuction when the weight has stabilized to a more normal level. Liposuction will help reduce fats from specific pockets that have not responded to exercise and diet. It will act like a supplementary procedure in this case to enhance contours and proportion following general weight loss.
However, if the person has undergone a major weight loss through surgery or otherwise, it may also leave him or her with excess loose and sagging skin. This condition needs to be corrected with body contouring because liposuction will not help to tighten the skin. The surgeon may recommend a combination of body contouring and liposuction procedures for best results in such a case.
Liposuction with Dr. Marcia Byrd
Byrd Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center, led by Dr. Byrd, is a premier facility for liposuction in and around Atlanta and Roswell, GA. Dr. Byrd is an experienced cosmetic surgeon in the area for a number of surgical and minimally invasive procedures. She has been performing body sculpting procedures for several years, and has been a pioneer in less invasive techniques.
She received her medical degree from the University of South Alabama Medical College and trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Alabama Medical Center. She is board certified by the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.