Controlling your body fat percentage is largely a matter of tracking your intake and expenditure of calories. How your body chooses to store fat, however, is a matter of genetics. If your mother and grandmother both carried their weight in their stomachs, all the crunches and cardio in the world might not whittle off your love handles. If you have done all you can with nutrition and activity but still have fatty areas you dislike, liposuction may be just what you need to get the contours you want.
The Liposuction Process
Liposuction is a fairly straightforward and fast procedure. You are placed under general or local anesthesia. Then our surgeon breaks up the fatty deposits and removes the fat. Once our surgeon is satisfied with the results, you are wheeled to the recovery room.
Most patients go home the same day of their procedure. You’ll need another adult to drive you home and stay with you for a few days, as you will likely need help with everyday activities at first. Most people can go back to work within four to six weeks, depending on what areas were addressed.
The Best Candidates for Liposuction
This procedure is not really designed to address loose, sagging skin. If you have poor skin elasticity, liposuction may actually make it worse. If you have good skin elasticity, liposuction was designed to help people just like you! Liposuction contours the flesh beneath the skin. If your skin is supple, it will tighten up and hug your new curves. It’s also important to note that liposuction cannot be used to remove a lot of excess weight. It is a spot treatment, not a cure for a big belly or ample buttocks. This procedure is best used on patients who are happy with their bodies overall, but only have a few problem spots to address.
Future Benefits of Liposuction
One of the best facets of this surgery is that the fat will not come back in the same area. Even if you put on a few pounds, your body will store it elsewhere because the fat cells have been permanently removed from your trouble areas. It truly is a permanent solution to stubborn fatty spots.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you are in good shape but are struggling to get rid of a stubborn patch of fat or two, liposuction can help you get the contours you want. Serving the Folsom area, Nuance Cosmetic Surgery can help you determine if liposuction is right for you. We can discuss your options during a confidential consultation. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment and begin your journey to removing unwanted fat.