If you’re considering liposuction, you’re certainly not alone. Hundreds of thousands of Americans have this procedure each year. In fact, liposuction consistently tops the list of most popular cosmetic surgery procedures compiled by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Because of its popularity, the cosmetic surgeons at GLOW Surgical Arts perform liposuction frequently and have thousands of satisfied patients. The procedure is extremely safe, highly effective and can significantly improve your body contour.
Here’s some basic information to help you better understand the procedure.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical form of body sculpting that removes unwanted fat deposits. An incision is made in your skin, and the fat is removed using a specialized suction apparatus.
Liposuction is commonly performed on the:
- Love handles
- Upper arms
- Neck or chin
The procedure is not a weight-loss tool. Rather, liposuction is for people who are very close to their ideal weight and want to remove fatty tissue that doesn’t respond to diet or exercise. Liposuction is not a treatment for cellulite or loose, saggy skin. Other procedures, such as skin lifts, treat these conditions more effectively.
When will I notice results?
You’ll notice a difference within a few days of surgery. Your clothes will fit better and you'll feel more comfortable in your body. Some post-surgical swelling may prevent you from seeing the full result for a few days or even a week or more.
What is recovery like?
Recovery following liposuction will vary depending on the length of the surgery, how many areas you had treated and the amount of fat removed. Generally speaking, the recovery period can last a few days or up to a few weeks.
Even so, plan to take some time off work following the procedure so you can rest and recuperate. During your consultation, your cosmetic surgeon will help you thoroughly understand the recovery process and what to expect.
Are there risks?
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with liposuction. Infections, blood clots, pain, swelling, nerve damage, numbness and anesthesia complications are all possible following liposuction. However, serious complications following liposuction are extremely rare.
Want to Look Your Best?
To improve your body contour to the fullest extent possible, consider having additional procedures performed simultaneously with liposuction. During your consultation discuss the benefits and risks of undergoing more than one cosmetic procedure at once with your cosmetic surgeon. Oftentimes, women choose to have breast augmentation, buttocks enhancement, or tummy tuck performed along with liposuction.
Liposuction is a safe, effective way to rid your body of unwanted fatty deposits that don’t respond to diet and exercise. And with the right diet and moderate exercise, the beautiful result can last indefinitely!
Contact us today to learn more about sculpting your body with liposuction. Call us today at 650-562-6762 or use our online form to request a complimentary consultation.