Every year, countless men and women benefit from liposuction to help them meet their body goals. However, this procedure is often misunderstood as a weight loss procedure, instead of a body sculpting procedure. If you are interested in liposuction, it is important to understand what exactly it can and cannot achieve. Read on to learn more about liposuction and how it may be able to benefit you.
Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that permanently removes fat to sculpt the body. During the procedure, most surgeons use general anesthesia, meaning that you will be asleep and will not have any memory of the procedure. Several small incisions are created in the treatment area, through which a mixture of saline, lidocaine, and epinephrine is injected to cause the fat cells to swell. A small tube called a cannula is used to suction out the desired amount of fat.
The length of the procedure will depend on the size of the treatment area and the amount of fat removal and/or sculpting that is needed.
It is important to understand that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. Ideal candidates will have some amount of extra, unwanted fat, but should be within a 30% range of their target healthy weight. Candidates should also be in good health and have realistic expectations for the outcome of their procedure. Overall, the best way to determine if liposuction is right for you is to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Trupiano to discuss your aesthetic goals.
Like any plastic surgery procedure, liposuction has its own pros and cons. Some of the benefits are that this procedure removes excess, stubborn fat from the body that will not budge with diet and exercise alone. This can help clothing to fit better and improve your overall confidence. Drawbacks of this procedure include those included with any surgery including incisions, scarring, and downtime. However, most people find that the procedure’s benefits outweigh the drawbacks, as the results are long-lasting.
Following liposuction, there is a short recovery period. The amount of time that you will need to take off of work or other activities will depend on each individual procedure. Some visible results will be noticeable right after surgery, though more noticeable results can be seen once most of the swelling and bruising resolve.
Individuals in the Troy, Birmingham, Novi, and Bloomfield Hills area who would like to learn more about liposuction should contact our office today to book a consultation with Dr. Trupiano. As a board-certified plastic surgeon with over a decade of experience, Dr. Trupiano is committed to ensuring that each patient enjoys newfound confidence following their procedure.