Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure that rids the body of unwanted fat that does not come off so easily during exercise. It can bedone on multiple areas of the body where stubborn fat is an issue such as hips, stomach, buttocks or face. In order to be a candidate for liposuction, there are several factors involved. It’s always important to have a knowledgeable professional that can help you determine if liposuction is a good idea for you.
What You Need to Know
The very first step you will take is having a discussion with your surgeon about your goals for your body and what you hope to accomplish with the surgery. Be open with your medical history and familiarize yourself with all steps in the procedure as well as risks that may be involved. Any allergies you may have and medications you take will need to be shared with your surgeon. A medical condition such as diabetes or high blood pressure may not get the results they want from the procedure, so it’s important to make a complete list for your surgeon of any and all medical history. This procedure is a good fit for the majority of people who desire to remove stubborn and unwanted body fat. It is usually recommended that you are within 30-40% body fat and in fairly good health before the procedure is done. It is also important that you plan to live a healthy lifestyle after having the procedure done so that you can recover quickly and continue to heal and reduce fat percentage in your body.
What to Expect
After the initial discussion with your surgeon, you will be scheduled for surgery. This procedure is done locally and in our surgery center and you are able to go home shortly afterwards. There will need to be an individual with you that is able to help you get home. You will be given general, IV anesthesia. The surgeon will explain the actual medical procedure to you in depth when discussing your options and the various approaches that you can choose from that best fits your needs as an individual. You can expect that most of the fat to be removed will be localized concentrations of fat in your target areas. These areas will be discussed in depth before the procedure and the method of removal will be determined by yourself and the surgeon.
Your recovery time can depend on several different things such as the number of treatment spots, body type, which procedure was used and the size of the treatment areas. Typically, you can expect four to six weeks of recovery from your surgery and should plan on resting for this period of time while your body heals. You will be asked to wear a compression garment usually on the areas where the treatment was done. This is to control swelling in those areas. You can expect to see some bruising and will typically have some soreness but it is not normally severe. You may also be asked to take vitamins or antibiotics to ensure that you heal completely after surgery. Your surgeon will explain to you what types of exercises are safe and when you can resume your normal routine again.
Your health and satisfaction are always top priority and the ultimate goal when having any type of cosmetic surgical procedure done! Choosing a professional surgeon with experience and extensive knowledge. At Wright Surgical Arts, our approach is to keep you and your cosmetic goals as our top priority. We want to help you make the right decision confidently and provide you with the best experience possible.