Liposuction is one of the most common surgical procedures performed. Liposuction is not intended to be an alternative to weight loss.
The best candidates
The ideal candidate for liposuction is a patient who is healthy, and at a near ideal body weight, but has a specific area of excess fat or lipodystrophy that cannot seem to disappear despite diet and exercise.
In your initial consultation, we will evaluate your health, determine where your fat deposits lie, and carefully assess your skin tone. We will explain any alternative body-contouring methods that may be appropriate-such as abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck and discuss the options or the combination of procedures that would be best for you.
What to expect from liposuction surgery
Liposuction usually takes an hour or two, but the time required may vary To being the procedure. Liposuction can be performed under local, epidural block (childbirth) or general anesthesia . We make a small incision, just large enough to allow the insertion of a hollow tube called a cannula. The opposite end of the cannula is attached to a machine that creates a strong suction. We manipulate the cannula deep within the fat layers under the skin, breaking up the fat and suctioning it out. Sometimes additional incisions are needed to remove the fat from all areas. If you’ve had local anesthesia, you’ll feel some vibration and friction during the procedure. You may also feel a stinging sensation as the cannula moves closer to the muscle.
After Your Liposuction, a snug elastic dressing, girdle, or body stocking must be worn over the treated area to control swelling and bleeding, and to help your skin shrink to fit your new shape for three to four weeks. Don’t expect to look or feel great right after liposuction surgery. You’ll even be heavier for a while, because of the extra fluids you’ve been given. You should be back to work in 5 to 7 days, or as much as two weeks after your Liposuction.
Don’t be shy ask any questions you need to know. It’s important you know all about your Liposuction before you have a surgery.