Whether you are looking to get swimsuit ready, or want to look great for that upcoming special occasion, liposuction is a popular plastic surgery procedure that can help you look slim and trim. When performed by a double board certified plastic surgeon, It is a safe and effective surgical solution that uses suction to remove unwanted fat. If you are considering liposuction, here are some things you may want to know about the procedure.
First, you might want to make sure that you are a good candidate for liposuction. The procedure is recommended for heathy men and women with normal body weight who are looking to get fat deposits removed from certain parts of their body. Surgery can be most effective on those who have otherwise firm skin. Also, patients should not have any serious health conditions that may interfere with their ability to successfully recover from surgery.
If you feel like liposuction is for you, the next step is to find a qualified specialist. Doctor referrals are a good way to start. You will want to find a trained surgeon with a good track record and reputation. But don’t just take the physician’s word for it. It is advisable to meet with the surgeon to go over the steps you want to take and be certain they are someone you are comfortable dealing with. Be sure to ask questions regarding goals for the surgery, pricing and aftercare.
The procure can be performed on the chin, neck, arms, cheeks, breasts, abdomen buttocks, hips, thighs, calves and ankles. It involves local anesthesia and sedation although general anesthesia may be necessary if work is more extensive. Once the patient is sedated, a cannula connected to a vacuum machine is used to extract fat.
Full recovery from liposuction can take up to three weeks. You may have to spend the night in the hospital following the surgery. Once you are released, you should be prepared for your recovery with supplies like antibacterial soaps, ice packs, light, loose garments, body wipes and stool softeners in order to ensure a comfortable and easy healing period. You may also require the use of drains and a compression garment.
Expect to rest a lot during your recovery. You may start doing light exercise 24 to 48 hours after surgery but should not expect to be up to your regular schedule until 3 weeks have gone by.
Patients considering liposuction may also want to consider vaser liposuction which is a newer method for removing localized fat that is gaining popularity. It uses ultrasound waves to eliminate the adiposity and reshapes the body while being minimally invasive. It is harmless to body tissues not targeted for surgery and can be effective in the treatment of localized fat deposits. It offers precision in dealing with difficult areas.
The decision to undergo liposuction is one that should be considered carefully. It is important to educate yourself on all aspects of the procedure and find a surgeon you trust before going through with the procedure. Many who have gone through with liposuction have been very happy with the results. Give us a call today and let us help you get back the body that you desire.