Liposuction is a surgical procedure done to remove small fat bulges that are resistant to diet and exercise. It is most commonly done to the abdomen, thighs, hips, face, and buttocks.
Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure; it is intended to help people who are more or less at their ideal weight. It is also not a treatment for cellulite or stretch marks.
There are many liposuction techniques, and they fall into two broad categories: laser and manual.
Laser liposuction, as the name implies, involves the use of surgical lasers, while manual liposuction does not.
At Nuance Cosmetic Surgery, we offer manual, traditional liposuction.
Who is a good candidate for liposuction?
The ideal candidate will be a healthy person who is close to their ideal weight. Most patients will be at least 18 years old and have realistic expectations.
Since patients need fairly elastic skin to get the best results from liposuction, older adults are not always the best candidates.
Women who are pregnant or nursing are also not good candidates for liposuction.
People who have health problems that interfere with healing or who take certain medications should not undergo liposuction.
What does liposuction involve?
Liposuction is an outpatient procedure performed using anesthesia. Speak with the surgeon regarding whether to use local or general anesthesia.
The procedure can be used on various areas of the body including the abdomen, upper arms, thighs, and more.
As this is not a procedure for weight loss, you will need to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle to continue enjoying the results.
How long is the recovery time?
You will be required to wear a compression garment during the healing process. Slowly, the benefits of the procedure will be seen, and after three months, you will be able to enjoy the results.
To ensure a successful recovery, you will be provided with post-care instructions.
If you have some areas of fat that have not been eliminated despite your diet and exercise efforts, liposuction may be a solution for you.
Contact Nuance Cosmetic Surgery today to schedule a consultation. Our practice is dedicated to helping patients with their cosmetic concerns, and we offer a variety of services including breast augmentation, Brazilian butt lift, chemical peels, and more.
During the consultation, we will be able to review your cosmetic concerns, your medical history, and we welcome the opportunity to answer any questions you may have regarding the procedure.