Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure in which the surgeon removes fat deposits to slim and improve the contours of the client’s body. It can be done alone or in conjunction with another procedure, like a tummy tuck or breast reduction, depending on the situation. This procedure can be performed on many parts of the body, including the stomach, hips, buttocks, back and thighs. While effective at removing fat, liposuction cannot be used to remove cellulite or tighten loose and sagging skin, nor is it a weight loss procedure.
How is it Done?
It is important to note that the details of each procedure vary from patient to patient, depending on the wants and needs of the patient, as well as other factors. With that being said, liposuction always involves the skillful removal of fat in preselected areas. It also involves some type of anesthesia being administered beforehand – either general or local, again depending on the situation.
The procedure’s results are permanent; the fat is gone for good. However, the patient will have to follow a diet and exercise regimen to prevent any weight gain, and they will, of course, continue to age. Good candidates for this procedure understand and accept this.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Since liposuction is a surgical cosmetic procedure, good candidates must be in good overall health. This includes physically, as well as mentally and emotionally. Good candidates are getting the procedure done because they want it for themselves and not because others are pressuring them to do it. In general, the healthier a person is before the procedure, the happier they will be with the end results. Of course, your candidacy for liposuction will ultimately be determined during a consultation with our surgeon.
What is the Recovery Like?
Well before the procedure, our surgical team will make sure to let you know exactly what to expect during the recovery. Although the recovery time varies among patients, it is important to avoid strenuous activities for a set amount of time. It is important to follow our team’s instructions regarding healing for optimal results.
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