What is liposuction?
Liposuction is a cosmetic medical procedure that removes unwanted deposits of fat from under the skin. Liposuction can be utilized to remove fat from most areas of the body, including the stomach, hips, buttocks, and thighs. Surgeons can even use liposuction to remove ridges of fat from a client’s face, back, or arms. It is very important for anyone considering liposuction to be educated on its limitations. It works best for candidates who have relatively small amounts of fat to be removed. This is usually determined by your current weight. If you are within thirty percent of your desired weight, liposuction may be a good option for you. Candidates should also be in good health. Those who have issues with blood flow, heart conditions, a compromised immune system, or who smoke are not good candidates for liposuction. Another realistic expectation is the presence of cellulite. While the ideal candidate for liposuction should have firm skin with adequate elasticity, this procedure will not remove cellulite. When you are considering liposuction to deal with unwanted fat, consult with a surgeon, and make sure you understand the process and have realistic expectations for the results.
Is liposuction safe?
In our modern society, we know more about health and wellness than ever before. But unfortunately, a toxic sub-culture exists that promotes unhealthy methods of losing weight, such as extreme dieting and drugs to induce weight loss. Eating disorders and body dysmorphia are serious mental health conditions that can lead to devastating health problems. A safe alternative for those who wish to remove excess fat that refuses to budge is liposuction. The surgeons at The Image Enhancement Center utilize their extensive training and knowledge of the human anatomy to strategically remove only the fat deposits required to achieve the desired results for each client. They are also able to deposit fat cells in key areas to create the desired shape. This process is called liposculpting. The surgeon will work with your body’s cells and natural shape to slim down and plump up areas strategically. The results are customized for each client. Not all liposuction surgeons are trained to achieve great results with liposculpting, so it is important to research the liposuction clinic and surgeons and choose those who specialize in this procedure.
What are some other benefits of choosing liposculpting?
Traditional liposuction is designed to remove large areas of fat from a person’s body. Liposculpting, on the other hand, removes fat cells from small areas. While some fat may be removed altogether, the process of liposculpting involves moving fat cells from one part of your body to another. A skilled liposuction surgeon can use this technique to create the desired results. The small areas of fat removed or moved during this type of liposuction are usually areas of the body that stubbornly refuse to respond to a healthy lifestyle. This can be due to genetics, aging, or some other medical reason. A few spots on the body that tend to have stubborn deposits of fat that rarely respond well to diet and exercise include the area underneath the chin, upper arms, back and love handles, thighs, and of course, perhaps the most popular area to target, the abs. Regardless of why these areas of fat refuse to shrink or firm up, many people finally find the most effective solution is liposuction. On the other hand, plumping up specific areas with additional fat deposits is quite literally impossible to achieve on your own without liposculpting.
Who should consider liposuction?
For many people, adopting a lifestyle change is enough to shed the bulk of unwanted weight. Eating a balanced diet and exercising on a regular basis can do wonders for a person’s health. But even after achieving a healthy weight for your body type, you may have an additional layer of fat that stubbornly stays put. While this layer of fat is likely not hurtful to you physically, it can be tough to deal with mentally and emotionally. It is important to feel comfortable in your own skin and to have confidence in your appearance. For some, this can be attained with liposuction. Removing that stubborn layer of fat can help you achieve a more slim, sleek appearance. Paired with a healthy diet and regular exercise, you can maintain this appearance for years to come.
What is the recovery period for liposuction?
The recovery period is generally affected by the amount of fat cells you are having removed or redeposited. The more your body is altered and sculpted, the longer it will take to recover. However, with advanced technologies, you do not need to be put to sleep for the procedure. Additionally, you will likely be able to go home the same day and can usually resume regular activities within a few weeks. Swelling and bruising, as well as soreness around the treatment areas, are normal and are not cause for concern. Be sure to consult with your surgeon if you experience any serious side effects from the liposuction procedure. Some of these side effects can include developing an infection, excessive bleeding, or a change in how you feel sensations on your skin. Other abnormal side effects are permanent scars or changes in the color of your skin. If you choose a skilled surgeon at a reputable liposuction clinic, you should not have to worry about experiencing these unlikely side effects.
What should my lifestyle look like after getting liposuction?
If you want the results of your liposuction to last, you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Continue to eat a well-balanced diet and exercise regularly. Since you achieved a body weight at least within thirty percent of your ideal weight before the procedure, you should have a good idea of the lifestyle that works for you to keep off unwanted weight. However, if you feel you still need some help or if you find you need to change your plan as you age or because of other life circumstances, it can be a good idea to consult with your doctor, a nutritionist, or even a personal trainer. You are not in this alone, and with the help of a liposuction surgeon and other skilled professionals, the results achieved should be permanent.