Liposuction continues to be the top choice in body contouring, offering dramatic, permanent results in just a single treatment session. As its popularity continues, different techniques for liposuction have arisen, all promising better results than the last. If you are considering this procedure to sculpt your body and eliminate stubborn pockets of fat, there are a few basic facts you need to know about liposuction.
Weight Loss not Included
First and foremost, liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. It is recommended to address isolated fat deposits that have not responded to diet and exercise and is typically recommended to patients that have already achieved a healthy weight. If you have a small belly after you achieve your goal weight, liposuction may be the right procedure for you. Love handles and fat rolls along the back are also good areas to address with liposuction.
Different Types to Choose From
Today, there are a variety of liposuction techniques to choose from, allowing plastic surgeons to customize the procedure to the unique needs of each patient. At Hall Plastic Surgery, we offer standard Tickle Lipo, which uses 3-D infrasonic movement to loosen fat cells before elimination. This procedure tends to result in less bruising and bleeding than traditional liposuction, and patients usually enjoy a slightly shorter recovery period afterward.
No Fast Fix
Some patients are disappointed when they do not see full results of their liposuction procedure immediately following treatment. Often, the treatment area is bruised and swollen for the first few days, and a compression garment may be recommended to promote healthy blood flow and healing of the area. It generally takes up to six months to enjoy the full fruits of your liposuction procedure. The good news is once those results appear, they are usually permanent as long as you maintain a healthy weight after your procedure.
With so many doctors offering liposuction options today, you may think you can head to any dermatologist, plastic surgeon or even general practitioner to have your liposuction procedure performed. Keep in mind this is a complex procedure that requires experience and expertise to achieve the best possible results. Look for a plastic surgeon that performs multiple liposuction procedures every month, and ask to see before and after photos of previous patients to get a good idea of their past work.
Liposuction is an effective and permanent way to sculpt a leaner body profile. To learn more about this surgical procedure, contact Hall Plastic Surgery at 855-851-4832.