Liposuction removes unwanted fat deposits to improve your body’s shape and allow your body to natural distribute weight more evenly. The procedure targets areas that proper diet and exercise aren’t affecting to achieve more natural contours. Liposuction can be used anywhere on the body. It is most typically used to treat the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, arms, calves, and neck.
Any woman can be a candidate for this procedure providing they understand the risks and the limitations of the surgery. Generally, you should be healthy and abstain from smoking. Ideally, you should be within 30% of your desired weight and muscle tone.
Incisions less than a half-inch long will be placed around the area that is being treated. Fat is then removed from the site and the incisions are closed or bandaged. Depending upon the procedure, many patients will be able to go home the same day. Recovery times will be determined by the extent of the liposuction. Most patients are able to return to work between two days and two weeks afterwards. Pain, swelling, and numbness will vary from person to person, but will usually subside within a few weeks to a few months. Noticeable differences will be evident as soon as the swelling stops and complete results will appear in one to six months.
There are several different varieties of liposuction available, including using liposuction in addition to other procedures. Based upon your desired results, your surgeon will recommend the procedure best suited to you. Be sure to discuss any concerns or questions you have with the doctor so your experience can be tailored to your needs. Some versions are more or less invasive than others, some have shorter recovery times, and some have more or less dramatic results. All of these factors must be taken into consideration prior to your surgery.