Sometimes, no matter how much weight you lose, or how much you hit the gym, there are those stubborn areas of fat that just won’t budge. At this stage, you may be considering liposuction to rid yourself of those unwanted bulges, but is it really worth it and what does it involve? This article will explore some of the pros and cons of liposuction so you can make an educated decision on whether the procedure is the correct one for you.
Liposuction (sometimes named lipoplasty or liposculpture) is the process of removing unwanted or stubborn fat cells from the body via the method of suction. It is usually performed on the legs, arms, stomach, buttocks, or chin. It is not an obesity treatment as only small amounts of fat can be removed at any one time.
It is generally performed via a general anesthetic. Small incisions are made, then a hollow tube known as a cannula is inserted under the skin, and a strong vacuum is used to disperse and suck out the fat. It will help eliminate unsightly pockets of fat but will not reduce cellulite. The procedure is primarily used for contouring.
The main benefits of liposuction cosmetic surgery are that it is a quick way to sculpt the body and rid yourself of stubborn fat pockets. On top of this, the fat cells are permanently removed, and therefore, provided you live a healthy balanced lifestyle, the new shape should be easier to maintain. However, remaining fat cells are able to grow bigger, so you should still be mindful of food and exercise choices. Liposuction is used for both physical transformation and mental confidence as a result of that. It is also on occasion used to treat medical conditions such as lymphedema, male breast growth, and benign fatty tumors.
The average cost of liposuction in the USA is $3637 dollars for one area.
Swelling and bruising may be excessive in the early stages after liposuction. You should be able to comfortably return to work after one week, but more physical activities such as strenuous exercise should be refrained from for around four to six weeks. By three months post-surgery you should find you are completely healed.
During the first month after surgery, you will have check-ups from your physician and also be required to wear compression garments. Massage can also be advised to disperse any possible pooling fluid.
As with any surgery, there are some risks involved. Bruising and swelling are to be expected; however, you should inform your clinician if you have any deformity or irregularity of shape, excessive pooling of blood under the skin, or nerve pain.
Liposuction is a fantastic way to sculpt the body and create a more defined contour. It will still require you to maintain a healthy eating and exercise regime to maintain those results and is not a treatment for obesity. It is considered a safe and common procedure and risks are usually minimal. However, you should consult with a reputable surgeon before undertaking any cosmetic surgery.