If you work hard to stay in shape by eating well and exercising regularly, you probably want your efforts to pay off with a visibly healthy body. However, for many reasons, some fat can prove stubborn and resistant to your workout routine.
Factors such as genetics, pregnancy, age, and hormones can stand between you and a body that shows your dedication to fitness. If you feel frustrated by fat that refuses to budge, it might be time to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon about your options for cosmetic body sculpting treatments.
What Is Liposuction?
What Can Be Achieved With Liposuction?
How Is the Liposuction Procedure Performed?
Liposuction Before & After Photo Gallery
What Can I Expect After Liposuction?
Frequently Asked Questions About Liposuction?
Body contouring is a popular category of cosmetic procedures that includes a range of possible approaches. One of the most popular body contouring options is liposuction.
This procedure targets stubborn fat deposits almost anywhere on your body, from under the chin to the love handles. This fat reduction surgery has been improved year after year for the utmost patient safety and satisfaction.
Liposuction can be performed using local or general anesthesia. During your consultation, you and your surgeon will discuss the best anesthesia option based on your needs and goals for the procedure.
Patients can choose which areas of their body they wish to treat.
Liposuction is commonly performed on the:
A consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons can help you determine what areas of your body to treat.
At the beginning of the procedure, a tumescent fluid is injected into the treatment area. This solution constricts the patient’s blood vessels and expands the fat cells while also providing pain relief. This tumescent technique reduces bruising and swelling, allows for better body contouring results, and reduces recovery time.
During the liposuction procedure, your surgeon will insert a hollow, straw-like tool called a cannula through small incisions in your desired treatment area.
The cannula is then connected to a suction device, which your surgeon uses to siphon fat cells out of your body. The process completely removes the excess fat deposits, smoothing any unsightly bumps or bulges.
Since liposuction is performed using anesthesia, you should not feel any pain during the procedure. Most patients find that any post-operative pain is relatively tolerable, short-lived, and easily controlled with pain medication.
It is important to follow your surgeon’s recovery instructions, including wearing compression garments. This will help to control swelling and maintain your newly sculpted shape.
After your procedure, you will need to rest at home for about three days.
You may then return to your normal daily activities, including going to work. You should still avoid strenuous activity, such as lifting, bending, and straining for a few weeks.
You may begin a gradual return to full activity, including sports and gym workouts, after about three weeks.
The results of liposuction are visible almost immediately. However, bruising and swelling may hinder the appearance of your more slim body. You will need to wait for swelling to subside before seeing your full results.