Have diet and exercise failed to eliminate stubborn, unwanted areas of fat around your abdomen, on the back side of your arms, or even on your thighs? If so, you’re not alone. Many people find that no matter how hard they work out, these areas just refuse to shrink! If you can relate, are frustrated with a lack of results with diet and exercise, and are otherwise healthy, perhaps it’s time to consider liposuction.
Liposuction, which is known by some as lipoplasty, involves removing fat from specific areas of the body. The procedure includes removal of the fat cells, as well as contouring and shaping the underlying tissue with a surgical tool. Many times, liposuction can be performed in conjunction with other procedures, like a tummy tuck or facelift, to boost the results and reshape your body.
The hips, buttocks, insides of the knees, thighs, and calves are common body areas that respond well to liposuction. In some cases, the chest, cheeks, chin, and ankles can also benefit from the procedure.
As with any cosmetic procedure, it’s imperative that candidates be healthy, non-smokers prior to the procedure. Liposuction is not intended to be used as a weight loss mechanism. Instead, it is an effective tool for adding shape and contouring your body. If you are trying to lose weight, diet and exercise should be your primary options. Liposuction will certainly enhance your efforts.
Recovery from the procedure includes some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. In most cases, pain medication or antibiotics will be prescribed to minimize pain and risk of infection. Most people are ready to return to regular activities within a few days, or few weeks, depending on the procedure.
If your weight is stable, but you are frustrated by lingering pockets of fat, liposuction might be right for you. We’d love to discuss your options for a slimmer, contoured, beautiful you. Give our office a call to schedule a consultation today.