Are you unhappy with your bodily contours because of stubborn fat that simply would not budge, no matter how much you exercise or how many diets you go on? If so, you should consider undergoing a liposuction procedure.
Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that can help you shape the contours of your body by removing excess fat. It is normally carried out to get rid of fat on the abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks, neck, arms or ankles. A surgeon would place a small tube into tiny incisions and safely vacuum out the fat.
A liposuction procedure can take anywhere from one to four hours to complete, and patients typically experience dramatic results after their first treatment session.
If you are like most people, you would want to combine your liposuction procedure with another type of cosmetic procedure like a breast lift or a tummy tuck. You can even have the removed fat purified for transfer into your face, breasts, buttocks, or other parts of your body to enhance skin fullness. This is an extremely safe way to improve your appearance because the fat is taken from your own body. Therefore, no allergic response could occur, unlike the risks that injecting foreign substances used in certain cosmetic procedures could entail.
Permanent Fat Removal
Once the fat is removed by liposuction, it is gone forever. If you maintain your weight, you can expect your results to last for up to a few years. However, it is important to realize that the remaining fat cells can grow larger if you are not responsible with your weigh control after your liposuction.
You will not experience any pain or discomfort during a liposuction, since you will either be completely asleep, through the use of general anaesthesia, or quite sleepy and relaxed with local sedation.
It is normal to experience some temporary soreness following a liposuction procedure. Besides that, some swelling and bruising is expected. Patients are normally able to resume their normal activities in about a week after their procedure.
Enhanced body contours may be evident immediately after your liposuction procedure, yet temporary swelling can obscure initial results. This swelling will go down dramatically within a few weeks to reveal your new, more attractive body contours.
Good Candidates for Liposuction
Most patients make good candidates for liposuction. If you are a non-smoker with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or less, you would make a solid candidate for this procedure. However, it is important to realize that liposuction should not be considered as a substitute for a healthy weight loss plan, also it is not effective in removing cellulite.
Patients who get the best results have good skin elasticity and skin tone. This is important because it would help your skin to rebound into your new contours after the removal of fat.
If you have good skin elasticity, your results would be pleasing. However, in the case of a compromised skin elasticity, such as people who have undergone multiple pregnancies that led to stretched belly skin, some skin sagging may be evident, which can be fixed with another type of cosmetic procedure.