What Can You Expect From Having a Liposuction Surgery Performed To Contour Your Body?

Posted .

This revolutionary body contouring/cosmetic surgery can help you get rid of unsightly fat that all your dieting and exercising couldn’t budge. Whether you are looking to improve your hips, belly, thighs, buttocks, back, arms, under the chin, or face, liposuction can boost your efforts! It can also be combined with other types of plastic surgeries, such as a facelift, breast reduction, or a tummy tuck. Together or alone, liposuction can dramatically improve your appearance.

How Liposuction Works

Also called lipoplasty or body contouring, the mechanism behind this surgical procedure is using a suction technique to get rid of fat wherever you don’t want it and shaping those areas up to look their best. Of course, while it isn’t a substitute for losing weight, it can enhance your efforts! So if you’re looking for a way to drop unwanted pounds using surgery, you’ll need to have gastric bypass surgery first. Once your weight is stabilized, but you still find yourself trying to hide excess body fat in certain areas, liposuction can come to your rescue to give you the desired contouring in your stomach, thighs, hips, etc.

Your Goals When Choosing Liposuction

First, you will want to have realistic expectations for the outcome. It effectively removes fatty deposits but won’t get rid of your unwanted cellulite. Because it is a surgical procedure, you will want to be in good general health. It means you should be somewhere at around 30% of your ideal weight, your skin should be firm and elastic, and you should not be a smoker. You also can’t have heart disease, diabetes, a weak immune system (which smoking contributes to), or have issues with blood flow. When you have the surgery, you will need to follow our surgeon’s after-care instructions to the letter. That way will help to ensure you get the sought-after results you want.

Post-Liposuction Surgery

For your surgery, you will likely experience some discomfort. The area treated may experience swelling, redness, and bruising until it heals. Prescribed medications help relieve any discomfort, and wearing a compression garment as directed can help diminish swelling and facilitate healing. You can expect to resume most of your daily activities (like work) within a few days post-surgery. Minimize scarring by using tiny incisions in areas where they won’t be noticed or can easily be hidden. Again, following your after-care directions carefully will help minimize any potential scars.

Remember, you won’t look your best until your surgical swelling has gone down and the areas have healed. You might look and feel bloated until then, even if multiple fat cells were successfully removed. Any loose skin left behind may likely firm up, depending on your age and how much fat was removed. Barring that, having surgery to remove loosened skin pockets is also a possibility.

Maintaining Your New Shape

To maintain your beautiful new contouring effects, you will want to do your part. Stick to a nutritious diet that supports your current weight, stay properly hydrated, and exercise regularly again (after you are cleared to do so). All of these efforts will help you continue to look and feel your best!

Overall, you should be able to see your final liposuction results anywhere from one to three months post-surgery. If you have been thinking about having liposuction surgery to improve your appearance, we welcome you to reach out to our team to learn more or to schedule your consultation. Spring is the perfect time to get your bathing suit body ready!