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News Roundup – Liposuction

The Advent of Nano Liposuction

Doctors have recently discovered a new improved way to perform liposuction using tiny particles of gold. Traditional liposuction removes fat via a suction technique. A doctor injects saline solution into the fat and then inserts a sharp needle-like tool through an incision to break up fat and suck it out. This technique is effective but imperfect, as sometimes nerves or connective tissue can be damaged during the process. A proposed alternative by Dr. Adah Almutairi and her brother Dr. Khalid Almutairi would inject gold nanoparticles into the fat. Infrared light directed at the site would heat up the nanoparticles and cause the fat to melt, which would then be sucked out. One advantage to this method is that fat cells burn at a lower temperature than connective tissue or nerves, thus preserving the integrity of the tissue and only targeting fat.

Liposuction the Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery Procedure in 2014

According to a recent report by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, liposuction was the most popular cosmetic surgery in the world in 2014. This marks the second year in a row that lipo has topped the statistical charts as the most performed cosmetic surgical procedure worldwide. Liposuction was the top procedure for women as well as for men last year, and was the number one choice of plastic surgeries for people ages 35 to 50. Given the stats, it’s no wonder that lipo is the go-to procedure for healthy candidates with stubborn pockets of fat.

More Men Getting Liposuction

The number of men getting cosmetic procedures has skyrocketed since 1997. What’s the explanation for the uptick? It turns out that just like women, men want to look good. However they’re also investing in cosmetic surgery to stay competitive in the job market. Those who look younger and more fit are more able to climb the career ladder, which explains why liposuction is one of the most popular plastic surgeries for men. Men generally have fat removed from the abdomen to reveal better muscle definition and achieve a lean, toned look.

Liposuction Used to Remove Cancer Lump

In 2013, Bharat Shah, an auto driver in India, suffered from buccal mucosa cancer, which affects the cheeks and lips. Doctors were able to successfully remove the cancer, and used a flap of skin from Shah’s abdomen to reconstruct the cheek. This resulted in a lump that disfigured his face and affected his ability to work. Last week, doctors used liposuction to remove the excess fat from his cheek. Shah has been given a new lease on life, and now cancer surgeons are referring oral cancer patients to plastic surgeons for liposuction.

Fashion Trend of Getting Liposuction to Prevent “Boot Bulge”

As women around the country put away their open-toed sandals and summer clothes in anticipation of fall fashion, there’s something else that they also may be planning: a little liposuction on their calves. Knee high boots are a staple in many women’s wardrobes, but not everyone’s calves can be accommodated by the fashion. That’s where liposuction comes in, removing excess fat to sculpt the lower leg into a more feminine and ultimately fashion-forward shape.