Sometimes eating healthy foods and sticking to regular exercise program are not effective in losing the stubborn fat areas that form around the legs, hips, buttocks, stomach, chin and neck. This is where liposuction procedure comes in.
Liposuction surgery can target these problem areas and can give you the defined and firm figure you desire. In a nutshell, liposuction pertains to the removal of unwanted subcutaneous fat cells that exist directly under the skin and causes unflattering bulging on your body.
Liposuction can be done in conjunction with other body contouring surgeries such as breast reduction, facelift, tummy tuck and buttock reduction.
What can liposuction do for your appearance?
It’s not hard to understand why liposuction has become one of the most sought-after plastic surgeries. Many patients are turning to this safe and efficient procedure to achieve their aesthetic goals. Patients can avail of liposuction surgery—both physically and psychologically. More and more people are turning to liposuction to help achieve their aesthetic goals.
Some of liposuction benefits include:
- Safe removal of fat
- Reduction of cellulite or enhancement in the appearance of cellulite
- Improved well-being, usually associated with fat loss
- Changes the way you look, and the way you perceive yourself
- Boost in self-esteem
- Sculpting areas of body that even exercise and diet don’t seem to target
What happens during liposuction surgery?
During liposuction surgery, small incisions are placed in the troubled area, through which a small stainless tube is inserted (cannula). The cannula breaks up the unwanted fat and gently suctions it away. Liposuction is performed under local or general anesthetic. Almost any area of the body can be targeted. The procedure can take two or more hours to complete, depending on the number of area being treated.
Who qualifies for liposuction surgery?
Ideal candidates for liposuction are patients in good overall health, have elastic skin and are of relatively normal weight whose localised fat deposits have been resistant to diet, weight loss and exercise.
Recovering from liposuction
Liposuction is an outpatient procedure and most patients walk out of the clinic and resume daily activities in 24-72 hours. You can return to full workout program in approximately 3 weeks after liposuction procedure.
Following the liposuction procedure, compression garment are worn for several weeks. The compression garment is important to allow the overlying fat and skin to heal in the appropriate position. The garments are also designed to relieve the post surgical swelling.
Expect to experience some bruising associated with liposuction surgery - but this can vary greatly from person to person. You will feel sore and tender for the first 48 to 72 hours, after which you will be able to return to your normal activities. Swelling resulting from liposuction procedure may take as long as 6 months to completely subside. In most cases, 80 percent of the swelling resolves within the first 6 to 8 weeks after liposuction.