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Liposuction is a popular procedure that removes fat from targeted areas of the body. Many people turn to liposuction if they are having trouble eliminating fat in certain areas by eating healthy and exercising on a regular basis. Patients who undergo this procedure achieve a slimmer, more contoured body.
If you are interested in liposuction, contact Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery today to find out if you are a good candidate.
What is Liposuction And How Does It Work?
Patients are often eager to learn what to know and what to expect about liposuction. There are many different types of liposuction, so it’s important to talk to your surgeon about which method is right for you. During the traditional liposuction procedure, a surgeon will anesthetize the area using local anesthesia infusion and then will make small incisions near the targeted area and insert a small tube with a blunt tip that is known as a cannula. The surgeon will move the cannula underneath your skin until it has reached the targeted area. Then, the surgeon will move the cannula back and forth to loosen the excess fat. Finally, they will suck the excess fat out of your body using an instrument attached to the end of the cannula.
Patients who are curious about liposuction often ask, “What happens to the skin?” or “What happens to the fat?” Fat will be removed from your body using the cannula tubes. However, some fat must remain in the area.under the skin to support skin health. Unlike a tummy tuck, no excess skin is removed during a liposuction procedure. Over time your skin will contract and assume its’ new shape. Talk to your doctor about whether your skin is elastic enough to bounce back after a liposuction procedure.
Where Can Liposuction Be Done?
Patients often ask us where liposuction is performed on the body. Fortunately, this procedure can be performed on many different areas, including the inner thighs, neck, hips, buttocks, upper arms, lower abdomen, back, double chin, and chest. Patients may also be able to create a waist or show abs by removing excess fat from their midsection.
Where Are Liposuction Incisions?
Plastic surgeons tend to place liposuction incisions in hidden areas, but the exact location of these incisions will vary depending on the part of the body that is being treated. For example, if you are having liposuction to remove back fat, the surgeon may place the incision near your armpit.
If you’re wondering, “Are liposuction scars permanent?” then you’re not alone. Patients often worry about having liposuction scars for the rest of their lives. Fortunately, most scars fade away over time and are barely visible.
When is Liposuction Appropriate?
Many people may want liposuction, but not everyone will qualify for it. There’s a common misconception that liposuction is only performed when a patient is obese or overweight, but that’s not true. The ideal candidate for liposuction is a healthy adult who is within 30% of his or her ideal weight. Patients should also have firm and elastic skin, so they don’t have to worry about loose skin after the procedure.
Liposuction is also perfect for people who have areas of stubborn fat that cannot be eliminated through diet and exercise. To determine if liposuction is right for you, consult with Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery today.
Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck
If you have excess fat in your midsection, you may wonder whether it’s in your best interests to get liposuction or a tummy tuck. Although liposuction and tummy tucks may seem similar, they are actually two different procedures. Liposuction involves the removal of fat from a targeted area. On the other hand, a tummy tuck usually involves the removal of fat and excess skin. Surgeons can also tighten the abdominal muscles during a tummy tuck.
If you have a small amount of fat that you want to remove from your midsection, liposuction is a good option. But if you are concerned about loose skin and fat removal, a tummy tuck may be the better choice.
How Long Does It Take to Recover From Liposuction?
Recovery times will vary. The incisions may drain fluids for a day after the surgery. The swelling may get worse within the first few days after the procedure, and it may take several weeks for it to vanish completely . Most patients are able to return to work within a few days, but it’s important to talk to your surgeon about this.
Patients need to wear tight, form-fitting garments to compress the skin for two weeks following the procedure. You will also be required to return for follow-up visits so your surgeon can monitor your progress. Do not resume normal activities until you have received approval from your surgeon.
When Do Liposuction Results Show?
Patients often ask, “Are liposuction results immediate and permanent?” The results are immediate, however, it may be hard to see the true shape of your body right after the procedure because of swelling.
Are Liposuction Procedures Safe in Massachusetts?
Every type of surgical procedure carries some risk, including liposuction. Some of the possible risks include infection, asymmetry, swelling, rippling skin, changes in sensation, fluid buildup, or irregular contours. The best way to avoid these complications is to work with a board certified plastic surgeon that has years of experience performing liposuction procedures.
Contact Our Plastic Surgery Practice in Wellesley, MA Today
Are you interested in liposuction? There’s no one who is more qualified to perform this procedure than Dr. Arthur Shektman, a board certified plastic surgeon with over two decades of experience. Dr. Shektman has experience performing breast reduction, breast augmentation, vaginal rejuvenation, eyelid lift, face lift, and body contouring procedures. He also serves patients interested in Botox, Radiesse, other dermal fillers, and fat injections. The entire staff at our practice is committed to using innovative techniques and cutting edge products to help patients achieve natural looking results.
Please call our office at (781)-239-0680 or visit us online today to set up a consultation. During this consultation, we will be happy to answer all of your questions regarding the procedure and the cost. Feel free to review the before and after pictures on our website to see some of our previous work. You should also take a look at the great testimonials that we have posted on our site.