What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a sort of cosmetic surgery that removes fat from the body by breaking it up and sucking it out. The tummy, thighs, buttocks, neck, chin, upper and backs of the arms, calves, and back are popular areas for liposuction.

How it’s done?

A hollow instrument called a cannula is used to extract the fat. That is a device that is inserted subcutaneously. The cannula is subjected to a forceful, high-pressure vacuum.

Liposuction is a procedure that permanently eliminates fat cells from the body, changing their shape. However, if the patient does not maintain a healthy lifestyle following the procedure, the remaining fat cells may grow bigger.

In the United States, liposuction is the most frequent cosmetic procedure. More than 300,000 operations are performed in the United States each year.

Who is a candidate for liposuction?

People who get liposuction typically have a steady weight but want to get rid of unwanted fat deposits in certain areas of the body. Liposuction can be performed on people of either gender.

It is vital to have realistic expectations and goals before considering liposuction. Liposuction is a procedure that removes fat from parts of the body. Liposuction will not prevent you from gaining or losing weight.

The purpose is solely aesthetic. It is appropriate for individuals who want to improve and enhance their body contour.

When will I see the results?

After your liposuction operation, you should notice a little change in the shape of the treated region almost immediately. However, the ultimate results will take some time to consolidate. Liposuction, like other surgical treatments, generates swelling, making it difficult to notice effects. Post-operative swelling might make you appear as though you’re retaining water, rather than cut and toned. Although you may take steps to reduce the severity of the swelling, such as wearing your compression garment as directed, staying hydrated, and avoiding sodium-rich foods, most of the swelling is beyond your control and must be allowed to progress.

The time it takes for the swelling to go down and the skin to retract differs from patient to patient. Some people see their full outcomes three to six months after surgery, while others see their results improve for up to a year. Following all of your post-operative instructions is the greatest way to speed up your recovery.

What are the risks and recovery process?

Infection, numbness, and scarring are possible side effects. There may be lumpiness or dents in the skin if too much fat is removed. The danger of surgery appears to be proportional to the quantity of fat removed.

Your surgeon will discuss your specific recovery and result with you. Depending on how much fat the surgeon removes and from which place, each person’s recovery is unique.

You may need to wear a compression garment on the treated region for a few weeks. These garments assist the skin to adjust to its new shape by reducing swelling. In some circumstances, you may require a temporary drain in the incision to remove extra blood or fluid.

 

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