The popularity of plastic surgery procedures is slowly increasing every day. Liposuction is one of the most popular surgeries. If you are interested in going through liposuction, here are 10 things you should know.
1. What is liposuction?
First of all, how much do you know about liposuction surgery? Liposuction is a surgical procedure also known as liposculpture. It is designed to break down and remove the subcutaneous fat layer in certain parts of the body, where the fat is too stubborn.
Liposuction can help sculpt your figure!
2. Are you a good candidate?
If you are looking into liposuction as means of losing weight, then liposuction is not for you. This plastic surgery procedure is meant for those who are within their ideal weight but would like to get rid of stubborn fat in certain areas of their body.
3. Is this a weight loss procedure?
As it was mentioned, liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure. This is a fat reduction procedure, and the amount of fat that can be removed in a certain area will vary depending on a number of factors. Your health will be taken into consideration.
4. How to prepare for liposuction?
If you are scheduled to go through liposuction surgery, you should know how to prepare for it. The most important part is to have somebody to drive you to and from the surgery, and you should learn about postsurgical care.
5. How is it performed?
During the procedure, a surgeon will make small incisions in the skin, through which a tool will be inserted. That tool is called a cannula, and it is inserted into the fat pocket, while it is attached to a suction device, and thus will extract the fat.
6. What about the recovery?
The recovery will take some time, and you will have to refrain from normal activities for at least two to four weeks. The recovery also depends on the area that you got done. If you want a swift recovery, follow your doctor’s instructions.
7. Where can liposuction be performed?
There are a couple of problem areas that tend to have stubborn fat. The liposuction procedure can help you get rid of excess fat in the chin, bottom or upper arms, breasts, thighs, neck, stomach… and other areas.
Liposuction can be done on different areas!
8. Small scars are to be expected
Since the cannula is a small instrument, you do not have to worry about big scarring. Usually, patients are left with small scars, which is also based on the number of insertions that your doctor will do in a certain area.
9. Result takes time!
Keep in mind that the results will take some time! Immediately after the surgery, there will be some swelling or your skin might seem loose. But that is normal, and after a couple of weeks or months, you will be able to see the full results!
10. Consultations are important.
No matter what plastic surgery you want, having a proper consultation is important. Talk openly with your doctor; discuss what you would like to change/alter with plastic or cosmetic surgery. It is important to always listen to your doctor’s orders, for the best possible results!