Liposuction is one way to get rid of those extra pounds if other methods haven’t gotten the results you want.
Liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits and improving body contours and proportion. The procedure effectively reduces fat in the thighs, hips, buttocks, abdomen, waist, upper arms, back, chest, cheeks, chin, neck, calves and ankles.
Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity or a substitute for diet and exercise and cannot treat cellulite or loose skin.
Ideal liposuction candidates include adults within 30 percent of their ideal weight with elastic skin and good muscle tone, healthy individuals without an illness or medical condition that can impair healing, and those who have a positive outlook on what the surgery can and cannot accomplish.
The procedure will start with anesthesia to keep you comfortable. Several incisions are made and then a thin hollow tube, or cannula, is inserted through the incision. The cannula is moved in a back and forth motion to loosen extra fat. The dislodged fat can be suctioned out of the body using a surgical vacuum or syringe.
During recovery, a compression garment or elastic bandage will be used to control swelling and compress the skin as you recover. There will be bruising and swelling present in the treatment areas. Make sure to follow the doctor’s orders to ensure a quick healing time and keep complications to a minimum.
The results of liposuction will be long lasting, provided you maintain a stable weight and general fitness. As your body ages, it is natural to lose some firmness, but most of the improvement should be relatively permanent. Your improved body contour will be apparent as the swelling subsides within a few weeks.
If you are considering liposuction but are concerned about the cost, Empire Cosmetic Surgery and Medspa provides affordable prices and no-credit score financing. Before making a decision, schedule a free consultation to see if the procedure is right for you. Call (239) 900-9640 for more information or to schedule an appointment.