Reshape Your Body with Liposuction
Plastic surgeries attract the attention of many women and men. The liposuction procedure is perhaps the most operated one among these. However, despite its popularity, there is still misinformation about the liposuction procedure.
Although it is commonly believed that liposuction is a weight loss surgery, it’s false information. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that involves removing the excess fat accumulated in certain parts of the body. Therefore, it should be considered as a body shaping method. It is usually performed together with a tummy tuck or as a part of the mommy makeover. You can have a much healthier and fit body after this procedure which can be applied to every area of the body with regional fat excess.
Fat accumulation areas differ according to gender and genetics. Men usually get fatter around the belly and waist, while women it is often more in the waist and hips areas. Fat cells are fixed in adults. These cell numbers don’t increase, they only expand when the person got fatter. With liposuction, the fat cells where fats are stored are removed, and therefore, there is no fat accumulation as before in these areas even if the person gains weight afterward.
Is Liposuction Right for You?
You should not consider liposuction at once if you are in trouble with excess weight. Liposuction is recommended for those who cannot get rid of excess fat in areas such as upper arms, abdomen, thighs, upper legs, and buttocks despite being at their ideal weight. If you have a weight problem in general, you should get rid of these pounds with diet, exercise, or sleeve gastrectomy first.
Since liposuction is a surgical operation, it brings a recovery process. People who are in poor general health, have a chronic disease that may cause complications during or after the surgery, or that can may adversely affect the healing process of the wounds are not suitable candidates for liposuction. It can be operated on everyone over the age of 18 who doesn’t have any harm in taking general anesthesia.
A standard liposuction surgery takes around 2 hours, even though the surgery time may vary depending on the areas to be operated on. After the operation, patients are discharged on the same day. You should expect mild to moderate pain, bruises, and swelling for a while. You will be given a compression garment after the surgery, which will help to reduce edema and swelling. You should wear this for at least 3 weeks after the operation. The edema and swelling will gradually decrease within 2 months and the body will take its final shape in a period of 6 months to 1 year.