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Treatment time

1 to 3 hours

Result time

It depends on the individual parameters of the patient

Methods

You need consultation of the doctor to determine the methods of treatment

Follow Up

7 days, 6 weeks, 6 months

Liposuction Surgery Treats Areas

Liposuction surgery treats areas of excess fat in the stomach, buttocks, hips, love handles, saddlebags, thighs, calves, ankles, breasts, back, arms and neck. Most liposuction procedures involve making a small skin puncture and then utilizing various modalities to loosen the fat prior to suctioning the fat through a small hollow tube or cannula. Some describe the procedure as “liposculpture” because the process of fat reduction with liposuction creates a slimmer and ideal shapes and contours.
Liposuction surgery can be performed alone or in conjunction with an open procedure to contour the overlying skin. The results are best when you are near your ideal weight, but have some specific areas or “pockets” of fat that are exercise and diet resistant. While liposuction can improve the look of cellulite in some cases, there is no guarantee that it will smooth out or remove the dimpled appearance in the skin.

Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

While every patient who goes in for a consultation will be individually assessed to determine if they are healthy enough to undergo surgery, there are some conditions that could indicate that liposuction is right for you:
You have areas of fat deposits that are out of proportion with the rest of your body and do not go away with diet and exercise.
Your skin elasticity is good – there is not a lot of excess skin and the area is firm (liposuction removes fat, not skin).
You wish there was more definition in certain areas of your body or a sleeker contour.
Oftentimes, if there is too much loose skin around the stomach area due to weight loss or pregnancy, your plastic surgeon might opt for a tummy tuck vs. liposuction. A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty can tighten loose skin and muscle, while removing excess fat that is sagging or protruding from your mid-section.

Set Realistic Recovery Goals

Your goals during recovery are to manage your pain, ensure wound healing, and control swelling. In fact, it may take several months for the swelling to completely resolve. Recovery requires patience and realistic expectations for how soon you will see your new body shape. Don’t get discouraged by your appearance right after liposuction. Talk to your doctor from the beginning about the best strategies to reach your recovery goals and what you can expect.

Take Your Pain Meds

Some amount of pain is common for several days following liposuction. Controlling pain is important because it helps you rest, recover, and increase your activities.

Wear Your Compression Garments and Bandages

You will have swelling after liposuction. You will need to wear a compression garment or elastic bandages to help reduce swelling and bruising. The gentle support from the compression can also relieve your pain. Most people need to wear the compression garment for several weeks after surgery. Your doctor will give you specific instructions for wearing it. Keep in mind that there will still be swelling even after you are done wearing the compression garment. It can take several months for the swelling to fully resolve.

Return to Your Normal Schedule Slowly

Returning to normal activities can take from several days to weeks. Doctors encourage walking right after liposuction to help the body start healing. Most people return to work within a few days and exercise within a week or two. Follow your doctor’s instructions because doing too much too fast can cause problems. Ask your doctor when it’s safe to return to daily activities, driving, work, sex, and sports or other leisure activities.

Baby Your Incisions

Wound healing takes about two weeks after liposuction. You may have drains in your wounds for a few days to drain fluids. Your doctor may also prescribe antibiotics to prevent infections. Follow all instructions for covering and dressing the wounds, keeping them dry, and showering. Avoid bathtubs, pools, or soaking the wounds until your doctor clears it. Your doctor will need to remove the drains and any stitches you have. Be sure to call your doctor if your wounds are red, swollen, warm, draining excess fluid, bleeding, or starting to open.

Watch for Complications

It’s important to be aware of possible complications while you recover so you can tell your doctor. Call your doctor right away if you have a fever, worsening pain, or more swelling than expected. These could be signs of a complication. Other warning signs include shortness of breath, chest pain, or leg pain, redness or swelling. Call your doctor or seek medical attention if you experience any of these problems.

Be Patient as You See Your New Look Unfold

An ideal liposuction recovery is one that returns you to your active life being satisfied with your appearance. It’s important to have realistic expectations for your appearance. It’s also important to maintain a healthy weight afterward for long-lasting results. It can take several months to realize the full effects of liposuction. And you may see scars and changes in your skin’s texture. Your doctor will check your progress as you heal. Follow your doctor’s recommendations and be sure to call your doctor with any concerns.

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