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Even though Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, it has been helping millions across the globe streamline their bodies by eliminating disproportionate fat. An ideal candidate for liposuction would be near their ideal body weight but struggling with a few stubborn fatty deposits. There are times even a strict diet and exercise regimen cannot help get rid of stubborn body fat.
Liposuction can help you with:
Elimination of unwanted fatty deposits from areas like the hip, waist, abdomen, thighs and buttocks; as also arms, face and neck.
Getting rid of problem areas like the love handles or muffin tops
Elimination of uneven fat distribution
Achieving a well-toned appearance giving you a fit and sleek look
What should you expect from your procedure?
Your surgeon will discuss your goals, details of the liposuction surgery and the recovery during your initial consultation. In some cases where you have loose skin in addition to excessive fat, your surgeon may recommend another combination procedure like a tummy tuck with liposuction.
Your surgery could involve either ultrasonic technique or tumescent technique. The tumescent liposuction involves a saline solution of lidocaine and epinephrine being inserted into the area. Epinephrine constricts the capillaries preventing blood loss and lidocaine is an anesthetic. After this, a cannula is inserted into a tiny incision to suction out the fat.
The ultrasonic technique uses ultrasonic waves for melting your fat and then removes it from the body. A specialized cannula delivers high energy sound waves into the deposits of fat which rupture and liquefy the fat. This fat is then removed from your body.
Both these techniques can also be used together during your liposuction procedure.
What are the recovery and results like?
The extent of the liposuction procedure decides how your recovery would be; but most women return to their everyday routine within a few days from the procedure. You may have to wear a compression garment to keep the swelling in check and for support to the abdomen.
Even though there is some swelling and bruising, you will be able to see liposuction results immediately after the surgery. Over the next few months, the skin over the area of fat loss will continue to get taut and by the end of 6 months, you will see your final results. Liposuction is a great way to lose those stubborn fat areas and enjoy a slimmer you!