One of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed in the United States today, Liposuction is sought out by many people, both men and women, who are looking to improve a specific area of their body that has been resistant to their diet and exercise efforts. We are genetically predispositioned to gain and hold on to weight in specific areas of our bodies, for some it’s the mid-section, for others it may be the thighs. Liposuction provides a solution for removing these stubborn pockets of fat to create the ideal body proportion you desire. It is important to note, however, that liposuction in itself is not a weight loss solution and is in fact best for people in good health that have an isolated area that they wish to change.
Liposuction is performed through tiny incisions in which a long, skinny tube called a cannula is inserted and the through which the fat is suctioned out. Patients typically go home a few hours after the procedure and it is common for there to be some swelling, bruising and discomfort which will fade as your body heals. Some patients are able to return to work within a few days and patients are encourage to resume exercise in 6 weeks. Some results will be visible immediately, though due to swelling the real results won’t be completely noticeable until around 6 months time. Learn more by contacting our office to schedule your consultation today!