Liposuction is a highly popular plastic surgery procedure, performed by surgeons for thousand of patients across the world. There are many different liposuction techniques that remove stubborn, unwanted pockets of fat as well as slim and contour different areas of the body. Though the traditional liposuction procedure has been around for decades, medical advances have changed the way surgeons perform liposuction. If you’re considering liposuction to improve your look, here are some facts you should know.
- It is not meant for weight loss. Though liposuction is designed to remove fat, it works best with small to moderate amounts of fat concentrated in a specific area. Patients who wish to lose a significant amount of weight are encouraged to slim down with diet and exercise prior to considering liposuction.
- It is minimally invasive. Although it was once an invasive and uncomfortable procedure, there are many methods and techniques that allow surgeons to perform liposuction precisely and without the need for general anesthesia.Technologies such as ultrasound imaging and lasers also help to improve the liposuction experience for both surgeon and patient.
- It can be combined with other procedures. Though a successful procedure on its own, liposuction is often used in conjunction with other procedures such as tummy tucks, breast lifts or even facelifts to further enhance results.
- Results might take time to become noticeable. Although the fat cells are immediately removed during the liposuction procedure, swelling of the treated area is to be expected. This can sometimes make results difficult to notice at first. However, with proper after care, swelling should gradually decrease, and results will be noticeable within approximately three months.
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