Liposuction is a very popular body contouring procedure that can help remove stubborn areas of fat throughout the body. Liposuction can be used to trim and sculpt a patient’s:
- Hips/flanks (lovehandles)
- Buttocks and thighs
- Upper arms
Liposuction technology has continued to improve during the past decade with new methods, such as power-assisted lipoplasty (PAL), tumescent liposuction, and super-wet liposuction. These innovations to the procedure have helped provide more precise results and a shortened, easier recovery period. However, it is important to understand that liposuction should never be used as an alternative to a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Who is a good candidate for liposuction?
Liposuction is for men and women at a healthy, stable weight who struggle with stubborn deposits of fat that cannot be lost with diet and exercise alone. Other patients who may be mildly overweight or have less-than-ideal skin tone may still greatly benefit from liposuction. Dr. Jonov will speak with you to determine if liposuction is right for you, or if you may benefit more from other cosmetic surgery procedures. It is important that you are physically healthy in order to achieve your best, longest-lasting results. Older patients may benefit by supplementing their liposuction with procedures like a tummy tuck to also address skin laxity.
During your liposuction procedure, stubborn deposits of fat are removed to slim down and contour the shape of your body. Dr. Jonov will make a tiny incision through which a narrow tube called a cannula is inserted. The cannula is attached to a vacuum and is moved through the layer of fat to remove it from the body.
Recovery following liposuction
Healing from your liposuction and getting back to normal will take a little bit of time and patience. It is important to begin walking around as soon as you are able in order to reduce the risk of swelling in your legs. Within a week, you should feel
well enough to return to work. Any bruising or swelling will continue to fade over the next few months as your body continues to look better each day.
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