Liposuction / Liposculpture

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Liposuction and Liposculpture Overview

Liposuction and liposculpture surgically remove fat cells from areas of the body such as; the neck, arms, breasts, abdomen, back, buttocks, thighs, knees, and calves and sculpts the area into a more youthful and pleasing shape. We now know that no matter how much you diet or workout, you cannot target specific areas of the body for fat loss. This means that, if you are pear shaped, you could do endless leg lifts and still have fat deposits on your thighs while losing inches from your chest and stomach. Liposuction and liposculpture can reduce diet and exercise resistant fat deposits and sculpt the targeted area of the body to your desired result.

Most people who have beautiful physiques were blessed with good genetics, not necessarily good eating habits. And the reverse is also true, people with great eating habits and a healthy workout schedule might be plagued with fat deposits inherited from their genes. You can’t change your genetics but you can alter the result so you can fit perfectly into your jeans. You don’t have to be discouraged because of your body type, you can choose a course of action that will work and enhance your ability to achieve your goals for a lean, fit body shape.

When you use 1800mySurgeon, you are assured of making an informed decision because all of our Plastic Surgeons are prescreened and continually monitored. The qualified patient coordinators at 1800mySurgeon are prepared to help you find Plastic Surgeons in your area, who specialize in liposuction and liposculpture procedures, or we can provide a background check on any surgeon you choose.

Having Realistic Expectations for Liposuction and Liposculpture

Being honest with yourself about how your body will change and how those changes will affect your life is important. Disappointment may happen, especially if you believe surgery will fix your life problems, save your marriage or cure depression. Having liposuction will change the shape of your body. Having a shapelier body may boost your self-confidence, but that won’t change who you are or the way other people feel about you.

Questions to Ask Your Prospective Surgeon

Once you’ve made an appointment for a consultation, take the time to prepare a list of questions and concerns you want to address with your prospective surgeon. The consultation is your opportunity to assess the surgeon as much as it is their opportunity to determine your candidacy for the procedure. Take your time, be thorough and know that you are never required to commit to a procedure or a surgeon because you’ve had a consultation, even if the consultation is free.

Not all liposuction, liposculpture or the surgeons that perform them are the same. You want to make sure that you choose a surgeon whose work you admire. You will be able to see the outcome of some of their surgeries by looking at before-and-after pictures. There are different techniques and procedures for liposuction surgery. Some surgeons rely on wet, super wet or tumescent techniques, and some surgeons use a combination of techniques. Have the surgeon thoroughly explain their procedure and why they value a certain technique more than others.

Make sure to speak to the anesthesiologist before you schedule a surgery, and inform them of any allergies or reactions you have to any medications. Make sure to tell both your surgeon and the anesthesiologist if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.

This list of information may help you compile your questions and may encourage you to do some further research on the many different aspects of liposuction procedures:

  • Since there are a few different techniques for liposuction, ask your surgeon which he/she prefers or recommends and why?
  • Where will incisions be placed and what will the scars look like?
  • How should I prepare for my recovery?
  • How long will recovery take?

If you’re consulting with a surgeon from1800mySurgeon, you can rest assured that you will be meeting with a qualified Liposuction Surgeon. If you already have a surgeon in mind, our qualified patient coordinators can also perform a background check before you schedule your consultation. Most importantly, always trust your instincts during the consultation. The success of your surgical experience will be based on how you feel about your surgeon, the surgery, your recovery and your result.

Liposuction and Liposculpture Recovery

For the first few days after surgery you might feel like you’ve had a very intense workout. Your muscles will be sore, and you will feel tired. There might be some swelling and bruising. If large amounts of fat have been removed, your surgeon may have placed drains with your sutures to help reduce fluid build up.

You may need to wear a special compression garment for up to two months. You will be able to return to light physical activities and sedentary work within a few days. You should be physically active by the fourth week and able to engage in strenuous workouts by the sixth week.

Liposuction Surgery Risks

Any surgical procedure carries certain risks and the possibility of complications, infection, and adverse reaction to the anesthesia.

During your consultation, you will want to ask your surgeon about the following risks:

  • What are the risks for excessive fluid loss?
  • What are the risks of dimpling, lumps and sagging skin?
  • Is there any risk of muscle or nerve damage or loss of sensation?
  • What is the risk of blood clots?

It is important to remember that no surgeon can guarantee your satisfaction with liposuction surgery nor can they deny any risk factors. No matter how rarely risks occur, every surgery carries a certain amount of risk, and you have to decide for yourself if your potential desired result is worth the risk.

Long Term Results of Liposuction and Liposculpture

You will begin to see a change in your shape as early as two weeks after your procedure. You may not see the final result until six months after your liposuction surgery.

Since fat cells do not reproduce in the human body, removal of fat cells is permanent. Because remaining fat cells will continue to expand, weight gain in other areas of the body is still possible without proper diet and exercise.

Choosing Your Surgeon

At 1800mySurgeon, we are here to help you make an informed decision. One of the most important aspects for a successful outcome of your procedure is to choose the right surgeon, therefore all of our Plastic Surgeons are prescreened and continually monitored. We can help you find Plastic Surgeons in your area, who specialize in liposuction/liposculpture or we can provide a background check on any surgeon.