The concept of liposuction is surprisingly simple. Liposuction is a surgical technique that improves the body’s contour by removing excess fat deposits located between the skin and muscle.
Elastic compression garments (specially designed girdles) were intended:
- To reduce bleeding immediately after surgery and
- To reduce swelling the time that the body is healing.
Most surgeons require that patients wear an elastic compression garment for a certain length of time after liposuction.
Women usually opt for liposuction for the enhanced appearance of their breasts, hips, abdomen, cheeks, and outer, anterior, and inner thighs. On the other hand, men usually concentrate on toning of the chin, flanks, abdominal, and neck area.
The cost of liposuction surgery usually depends on the extent of the area that needs to be treated with the help of the procedure. Additionally, it depends on the approach used to treat the area – traditional approach, laser surgery, or vaser technology.
The appearance of skin after liposuction depends on the skin’s elasticity. Skin with good elasticity should look smooth and natural after liposuction. Scars are not a common problem with modern liposuction which uses very small cannulas (microcannulas) and thus only very small incision is required.
No. As a candidate for liposuction, you should be at or near your ideal weight, and you should simply want to enhance your figure and gain a more evenly contoured body. Liposuction is intended to remove isolated pockets of fat that do not respond to dedicated diet and exercise.
Any individual with elastic but firm skin with localized pockets of fat and characteristic cellulite in concentrated regions are ideal candidates for liposuction. People who are young are more eligible to undergo the procedure since they have more elastic skin along with good blood circulation.
Although liposuction is amazingly safe, but the most dangerous aspect of liposuction is an attitude that ignores the risk of doing too much liposuction on a single day or disregards the risks of doing multiple unrelated surgical procedures on the same day that liposuction surgery is performed.
The effects are permanent but it also means one must lead a healthy lifestyle and have a balanced diet coupled with a good amount of exercise to keep fit throughout one’s lifetime.
Yes, liposuction can be performed safely in conjunction with a body lift; most frequently around the waist and thighs to improve one's body proportion.
Smoking inhibits the flow of oxygen through the body and impairs recovery. In some cases, it can lead to serious complications. Most doctors recommend that you do not smoke for at least two weeks after liposuction.
Recovery time differs for each patient, but in general, you can return to work two to four days after your liposuction treatment. The exact time will depend on the area you had treated and your body's natural healing process. If you have an extremely physical job, you may need to take more time to recover, doctors recommend that patients wait at least three weeks after liposuction before engaging in aerobic exercise.