Liposuction is the perfect procedure for patients who have reached their ideal goal weight and are looking to address stubborn fat pockets that cannot be eliminated with diet or exercise. During this surgical procedure, your surgeon uses a hollow tube (cannula) to loosen and remove unwanted fat by vacuuming out the cells using a suction technique. Liposuction is a procedure for both men and women who desire more contour to their figure with a slender appearance.
BENEFITS OF LIPOSUCTION
AREAS OF LIPOSUCTION
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The abdominal "pooch" is a common area to get liposuction in. Abdominal Liposuction benefits the patients that are at their ideal goal weight with only stubborn fat to remove. This gives the abdomen a flatter appearance as well as more contour.
Flanks, also known as "love handles" and hips sometimes referred to as "saddlebags" are often problem areas for patients to lose weight in. With liposuction, you eliminate these stubborn pockets of fat in order to give yourself a more contoured silhouette.
Just about any part of the thigh can be treated with liposuction. Liposuction is used to eliminate fat pockets in the upper thigh, just above the knee and even the area in the back referred to as the "banana roll". The thigh liposuction is also used to create a small thigh gap.
Liposuction in the arms create a more toned appearance. Wave the arm flab goodbye. However, an arm lift procedure may be a better option for your case depending on the amount of loose skin present.
Larger chested women and men often suffer from excess fat in the chest and the back. Liposuction helps eliminate the bra fat rolls and upper back fullness.
Liposuction of the buttocks is performed to address the dreaded banana roll. This leaves the buttocks with a more full and round appearance by eliminating the excess fat surrounding them. Fat can also be injected into the buttocks to create a more full and filled-out appearance using a micro fat transplant.
Neck Liposuction (submental liposuction) is used to eliminate a double-chin and sculpt the jawline. In addition to submental liposuction, HA Filler may be used to further sculpt the jawline.
Patients wake up with their compression garments in place. These are the garments are worn for the first stage of their recovery.
Patients typically feel generalized soreness, swelling, and stiffness in the areas liposuctioned. Some bruising is not uncommon. Some areas may also be a bit numb to touch. There can be some drainage from the liposuction incisions but this resolves very quickly.
Walking is encouraged and helps speed recovery and decrease swelling.
Most patients can shower within 24-48 hours after surgery.
Swelling and soreness decrease rapidly. Bruising lessens or resolves. Patients find it much easier to walk, move, etc. Most restrictions on lifting are removed. Any sutures placed at the liposuction incision sites are removed and commonly covered with Steri-strips for the next week or so.
At two weeks, most patients can return to exercise but are encouraged to start slowly and gradually build up their strength and intensity over the next few weeks.
It is not uncommon to have areas of "unevenness and bumpiness” as different areas will lose their swelling at different rates.
Most patients can stop wearing compression garments around 4 to 6 weeks after liposuction but this varies on the areas treated and the aggressiveness of the procedure. The patient’s skin quality also impacts how long compression garments are worn.
Full, unrestricted exercise is encouraged. The shaping and curves from the liposuction will be present but final results can take as long as 6- 12 months for some patients.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The Liposuction procedure is about contouring and not about weight loss. It is possible to lose dress or pant sizes depending on what area is addressed, but you will not lose pounds. You will notice your results in the way your clothes fit.
You will be very sore for a week or longer depending on the number of areas that were treated and how much fat was removed.