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What is Liposuction Surgery?

Liposuction surgery is a surgical way to remove excess fat cells from the body permanently. Liposuction sucks the fat out of the designated area and only a cosmetic surgeon can carry out the procedure. Surgeons use liposuction to treat the stomach, back, legs, arms, and chin. Contrary to popular belief, it is a body sculpting surgery, not a weight loss procedure.

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What Does Liposuction Surgery Involve? 

If you want to have liposuction surgery, the first thing you have to do is find the right cosmetic surgeon. You need to do some research to make sure you’ve picked the right professional. Not every surgeon produces equally good outcomes. Therefore, you need to make sure you’ve checked out all the options before you arrange your appointment.

When you’ve found the best surgeon to suit your needs, it’s time to book a consultation. Your surgeon will examine the area you wish to treat. They will advise you about whether you are an appropriate candidate for the procedure. They will also let you know the kind of result you can expect to achieve. During the appointment, they will also ask you some questions about your medical background and overall health. It’s important to be honest with the surgeon at all times. Failing to be truthful could negatively affect your results and could even put you at risk.

Once your surgeon says you’re a good candidate, it’s time to book your procedure. You’ll receive clear advice about the things to avoid and the things to do before your surgery. It’s vital to follow that advice carefully.

When the day of your procedure arrives, you’ll receive a local anesthetic in the area the surgeon is treating. You won’t be asleep during your surgery. Nevertheless, you won’t need to worry as you won’t feel any pain or discomfort.

The surgeon makes tiny incisions in the area they are treating. They then use a narrow cannula, which breaks up the fat and suctions it out. Once the surgeon has sucked out the fat, they sculpt the area into an attractive, slim silhouette.

You will be able to return home the same day as your procedure. You receive instructions to follow after the surgery. You must follow these carefully. You’ll also need to attend your follow-up appointment so your surgeon can check your progress.

You may not see the full outcome of your liposuction procedure for up to six months. In some cases, you may spot the difference after just a few weeks. You must note, though, that you have to work to maintain your results in the long term. You must eat healthily and exercise regularly, so your slim silhouette remains.

Which Areas Of The Body Can Liposuction Treat?

Surgeons can use liposuction successfully on several different areas of the body. Some of the most commonly treated include:

  • The stomach
  • The upper and lower back
  • The legs, including the inner and outer thighs, the knees, the ankles, and calves
  • The upper arms
  • The chin, neck, and jowls
  • The underarms and bra bulge
  • The hips
  • The flanks
  • The buttocks

Not all cosmetic surgeons treat all of these areas. To treat the arms, ankles, and calves, you may need to find a specialist.

Is Liposuction Surgery Suitable For Everyone?

Liposuction surgery isn’t suitable for everyone. There are some people who aren’t good candidates. A good candidate will:

  • Be at or near their ideal body weight.
  • Have good skin elasticity.
  • Be a non-smoker.
  • Have realistic expectations of the outcome.
  • Be willing to follow the surgeon’s advice before and after surgery.
  • Be ready to live healthily afterward to maintain the results.
  • Be in good overall health.

A surgeon will advise as to whether you’re a good candidate or not to have liposuction.

Is Liposuction Surgery A Weight Loss Solution? 

In short, no! It’s a body sculpting procedure; not a weight loss procedure. It is only suitable for patients at or near their ideal weight. People who are obese or too heavy need to lose weight before having lipo. It is only suitable for removing stubborn fat deposits that don’t respond to diet and exercise. It doesn’t remove large volumes of fat.

Does Liposuction Surgery Produce Permanent Results?

When the surgeon removes fat during liposuction, it is gone forever. It cannot return. However, the fat cells that remain can get bigger. Also, fat can return to other areas of the body. Therefore, it’s essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle after liposuction in the long term. Exercising and eating healthily for life are necessary to maintain the results of the procedure. Otherwise, patients may see the fat returning and may require another procedure.

How Do I Get Liposuction? 

The first step is to find a skilled and experienced cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Su at ArtLipo. You arrange a consultation to find out whether you’re a suitable candidate, then, if you are, book your surgery. You can find out more about getting liposuction surgery by contacting ArtLipo today.

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