Do you have areas of stubborn fat that just do not seem to respond to diet and exercise? In conjunction with maintaining a healthy lifestyle, a liposuction session at Nuance Cosmetic Surgery in Folsom may be the solution you need to get back on track to your desired body size.
Contact our office today to schedule an appointment. During your consultation, you will meet board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kenneth Sumida and create a customized surgical plan that outlines your personal expectations.
What is Liposuction?
One of our most frequently requested body procedures at Nuance, liposuction removes fat from areas in order to contour and slim certain areas of the body. It is performed on an outpatient basis using general or local anesthesia. This procedure may be used to extract localized fat deposits from:
- Buttock and hips
- Upper arms
- Abdomen and waist
- Chest area
- Inner knee
- Calves and ankles
- Cheeks, chin and neck
Although Dr. Sumida will determine during your consultation whether liposuction is right for you and your body, good candidates for this procedure usually include people near a normal weight range who have elasticity to their skin and realistic expectations for an improved body contour.
You will be advised prior to surgery whether any changes need to be made to your daily life, but in some cases you may need to stop smoking, adjust certain medications and avoid using anti-inflammatory drugs, aspirin and herbal supplements before undergoing liposuction. Call us today to learn the difference between liposuction vs. tummy tuck.
How is the Recovery Process?
Liposuction involves multiple incisions on specific areas of the body in order to maximize body reshaping and contouring. Recovery involves wearing a compression garment in order to control swelling for 3-4 weeks, with normal activity possible after that time. Benefits will become more and more apparent as your body heals, but full results will be observed after about 3 months.
Provided that you maintain a stable weight and a lifestyle of general fitness, the effects of liposuction are long-term. Significant weight fluctuation may have consequences to your results, and the aging process may also cause the treated areas to lose some of their firmness.
Doctor Sumida and Nuance’s experienced medical team will advise you during your healing process on proper aftercare for your incision sites. This will reduce your risk of infection or adverse side effects. During your consultation, Dr. Sumida will inform you of the possible risks associated with this procedure and discuss liposuction vs. tummy tuck.
Liposuction should not be used as a weight loss solution, but rather in conjunction with a lifestyle of healthy eating and exercise. If you are ready to take the next step in getting rid of fat and feeling better about your body, contact Nuance Cosmetic Surgery today and meet Dr Sumida, one of the top Plastic Surgeons in Folsom CA (near Sacramento).