Liposuction Q&A

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When you are thinking about enhancing your body by reducing areas of extra fat, you will need to have liposuction performed. Liposuction is a process in which unsightly fat is suctioned or vacuumed from areas such as your thighs, stomach and buttocks. If you are interested in this procedure, here are the answers to some important questions about the entire process.

Will Liposuction Remove All The Fat?

One of the most important things to remember about liposuction is that you need to have realistic expectations. Although liposuction can definitely reduce the amount of fat in an area of your body, there's no guarantee that the procedure will remove all the fat, so adjust your expectations accordingly.

In addition, fat that is suctioned away can return if you don't follow the proper exercise and diet regimen, so while liposuction can improve you immediate appearance, you will have to maintain a healthy lifestyle to keep the fat off.

What Areas of The Body Are Good Candidates for Liposuction? 

Liposuction can be effective on many areas that contain fat deposits, including knees, arms, cheeks, neck, stomach, breasts, stomach and hips. Women tend to focus more on the stomach, breasts and thighs, whereas men focus more on the chin neck area, stomach and love-handles.

What Does the Procedure Entail? 

Your surgeon will use a device known as a cannula, which is a stainless steel tube with a sharpened end that is inserted into your body through an incision. Once the cannula is inserted into the fat area, it makes tunnels in the fat and suctions it through the tube. After as much fat as possible is vacuumed, the surgeon will stitch the incision closed.

What Is the Recovery Period Like? 

Typically, it will take about six to eight weeks for you to fully recover from liposuction surgery. You will likely experience the most pain the first few days after surgery, which will gradually subside. But you will feel sore for as many as two months after the procedure, even though that pain may not be intense.

In most cases, you will wear what is known as an elastic compression garment right after the surgery, which is designed to reduce swelling. The length of time you have to wear the garment depends on the area of your body on which the liposuction was performed.

You may have a lot more questions about liposuction. Consult cosmetic treatment centers to learn more about the process, payment options and whether it's a good fit for you.

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6 May 2015

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