What to know if you are considering Liposuction
Are you considering getting a liposuction? Well, if you are a person who has too much body fat in specific places and you have stable body weight, you can be an ideal candidate to get one.
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure in which through a suction technique, the fat is removed from some areas of your body, such as the belly, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, or neck. With Liposuction, these areas are shaped, and you will have a new and rejuvenated body.
Why is Liposuction performed?
Liposuction is done to eliminate fat deposits that persist despite diets and exercise. Also, Liposuction can sometimes be used for breast reduction or gynecomastia treatment.
On the other hand, you may be an ideal candidate for Liposuction if you are in good health without conditions that can complicate surgery, such as restricted blood flow, coronary artery disease, diabetes or a weak immune system.
How is a Liposuction performed?
Some liposuction procedures could require only local or regional anesthesia (anesthesia that is limited to a specific area of the body). Other cosmetic procedures may require general anesthesia, which induces a temporary state of unconsciousness. You may be given a sedative, usually through an IV injection, to help you stay calm and relaxed.
The surgical team will monitor the heart rate, blood pressure, and blood oxygen level throughout the procedure. The procedure can last several hours, depending on the amount of fat removed.
If you have been given general anesthesia, probably you will wake up in a recovery room. If you are in a hospital, you can spend the night there to make sure you are not dehydrated or in shock from the loss of fluids.
After the procedure
You may feel pain, swelling, and bruising after the procedure. Your surgeon may prescribe medications to help control pain and antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection.
After the procedure, the surgeon can leave the incisions open and place temporary drains to promote fluid drainage. Usually, you should wear tight compression garments, which help reduce swelling for a few weeks.
You should wait a few days to return to work and a few weeks to resume your normal activities, including physical exercise.
When can we see the results?
It is natural for the skin to lose firmness with aging, but the results of Liposuction are generally long-lasting, as long as you maintain your weight. If you gain weight after Liposuction, the distribution of fat may change.
You'll see the results of Liposuction before if:
- Keep your legs slightly elevated and supported whenever you are lying or sitting.
- You walk and move the affected members. To walk you should wear flat sole shoes, you should avoid high heels.
- You drink plenty of fluids.
- You take the post-op massages.
Is it worth having Liposuction?
Liposuction is one of the cosmetic surgery interventions that produce the highest satisfaction rate in patients. Still, it is also possibly the one that causes the most frustrations in the immediate postoperative period.
Although the extraction of fat achieves an improvement in the silhouette from the outset, it is common for edema (swelling) and especially ecchymosis (bruising), to show us at first an aspect that is far from the result final, with an increased volume and with an aesthetic appearance of the skin. But the final result compensates for the initial inconveniences.
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