What Is Liposuction?
Also known as lipoplasty, liposuction works best on those who are in shape but struggle with localized fat deposits that often won’t respond to diet and exercise. The procedure uses a thin, hollow tube to remove excess fat from specific areas on the body, leaving patients with a smoother, softer contour. Liposuction is great for both men and women and can be performed all over the body, from the hips, thighs, and buttocks to the abdomen, upper arms, and knees.
Benefits of Liposuction
- 1Tone areas not touched by diet and exercise
- 2Shape and smooth skin tissue
- 3Make the body more proportional
Liposuction Before and After
If you’re interested in having this procedure, the best point of reference is to look through some liposuction before and after pictures. These will give you a good idea of what the results might be.
Most of our patients report a huge spike in their self-confidence as they are ecstatic about their sleeker, softer body contours. Within weeks, you’ll be able to show off your new body with pride. It’s important to remember, however, that liposuction is not a replacement for diet and exercise. You’ll achieve the best results if you continue to maintain the healthy lifestyle you had before the surgery.
How Is Liposuction Performed?
Liposuction is performed through a small incision. Tumescent fluid is infiltrated into the tissue to help facilitate fat out of the body. A thin, hollow tube known as a cannula is then inserted and passed back and forth in a fan-like motion to help evenly suction out fatty deposits.
Liposuction is typically performed under a general anesthetic and may take one to two hours per treatment area. Once complete, your surgeon will discuss the recovery and healing process with you.
Preparing for Your Liposuction Procedure
The doctor will discuss everything you will need to know ahead of time and determine if you need to make any lifestyle changes before your procedure. Stopping smoking at least two weeks prior to the procedure can help lower your chances of a slow recovery or complications.
Following a liposuction procedure, the patient will be placed in a compression garment for four to six weeks to reduce swelling. We advise our patients to start moving around as soon as possible to aid in the healing process. You may not be able to return to work for about one to three weeks, depending on your body and the extent of the procedure. You’ll most likely have to refrain from strenuous activity, such as exercise, for an additional couple of weeks.
How Much Does a Liposuction Procedure Cost?
A number of factors must be considered when it comes to liposuction costs, including the size of the treatment area, number of treatment areas, etc. Because of this, it’s difficult to give an estimate without meeting with our doctors.We are happy to discuss your specific needs and possible financing during your initial consultation.
Is Liposuction Right for Me?
The best candidate for this procedure is a person of average or slightly above-average weight, in good health, with a localized area of fat that does not respond well to diet and exercise.
Liposuction is not an effective treatment for patients with cellulite (the dimpled skin that typically appears on the thighs, hips, and buttocks) or loose, saggy skin. It is not, in effect, a method for overall weight loss; overweight patients should make every effort to lose the weight through diet and exercise first. The best liposuction candidates have realistic expectations of the procedure, as well as good skin tone and elasticity.
Why Choose Arrowhead Plastic Surgeons?
Our physicians understand that all patients are unique, and no single procedure fits all patients. With the combination of aesthetic and surgical skills, we have the ability to meet the unique needs of our patients.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
At Arrowhead Plastic Surgeons, our skilled and professional surgeons are happy to meet with you for a one-on-one consultation, where they will discuss your specific goals and give you a more accurate estimate of your liposuction treatment cost. Call our offices today to set up a consultation.
A number of people are discovering the benefits of a liposuction procedure to boost their confidence and self-esteem. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!