- Things every prospective patient must know
- What questions to ask your surgeon before undergoing the treatment?
Are you looking for a great way to remove fat in the stubborn areas that are likely resistant to diet and exercise? A Liposuction is a persuasive approach for people that aim for body contouring and reshaping. Interestingly, Liposuction is the most sought-after major plastic surgery procedure. One of the primary reasons Liposuction has skyrocketed over the past few years is due to social media, which is bombarded with pictures of chiseled abs and toned bodies. Many people find that aspirational and want to emulate a similar look.
A closer look at Liposuction
Understand that Liposuction is absolutely ideal for body contouring, but it is not a magic wand. It is a popular surgical body contouring procedure that removes excess fat via a thin tube called a cannula attached to a vacuum. The most common treatment areas for liposuction are thighs, abdomen, flanks, arms, back, hips, neck, buttocks, chest, face, and ankles. This article uncovers the common misconceptions every aspiring patient must know.
Things every prospective patient must know
Liposuction works best for non-smokers with good skin elasticity.
Just in case you’re wondering whether or not you are an ideal candidate for this procedure
- Liposuction is for a patient that’s nearly within 30% of their ideal body weight,
- Someone possessing firm, good elastic skin,
- Somebody with an overall good medical condition,
- Obviously, with no life-threatening health issues,
- A patient with no smoking addictions, and
- Perhaps most importantly, a patient with a positive outlook, having realistic expectations about what the surgery can do for them.
Realize, Liposuction is not a great way for weight loss.
If you’re someone looking to shed pounds of weight or get rid of cellulite, Liposuction is not for you! Guard your expectations because it is not a magical procedure to gift your desired curves overnight. Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure to remove excess fats from localized areas, intending to provide patients with a leaner, more balanced look. Liposuction is not a means of substantial weight loss. With the advent of technology, there are different types and methods of Liposuction. It is vital to consult an experienced Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon before undergoing this procedure.
Just like any other surgical procedure, Liposuction has risks too!
Nevertheless, Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure, so it still has risks. While in the hands of an experienced Plastic surgeon, it is generally a safe procedure. The possible risks associated with this procedure could be:
- Contour irregularities, scarring, and discoloration,
- Infections or numbness,
- Bleeding or Anesthesia risks
Precautions are much better than cures, so be sure to find a Board-Certified Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon with a lot of experience.
Be patient with the results.
As mentioned earlier, Liposuction is not a magic wand- the results will take time to exhibit. However, after Liposuction, you may feel some discomfort or mild pain. In addition, some may also feel bruising, which typically dwindles after a few weeks. Within several months, you can expect a leaner appearance.
Liposuction indeed removes fat cells permanently from the body, but the results will last as long as you maintain your balanced weight. If you gain weight, new fat cells develop in the treated areas. Though, it will still look better than those without a Liposuction. A healthy diet and exercise are essential, as soon as you feel better.
What questions to ask your surgeon before undergoing the treatment?
To help you with more, here are some of the questions you can ask your surgeon and know whether they are best for your desired goals or not.
- Are you board certified? How much experience do you have?
A Board-Certified Plastic surgeon is likely to have extensive knowledge in this field. Find highly experienced surgeons in maintaining cosmetic results for their patients.
- What kinds of results are to expect?
Depending on the targeted areas, results are likely to vary for every patient. Ask out all your queries running in mind without any hesitation. The surgeon will help you with the whole procedure and what results you should expect after surgery.
- Can you show before and after images of the procedure?
Review past work to get more clear about their results.
- How much will the surgery cost?
The surgery cost varies depending on the surgeon and targeted areas. Understand the financial affordability and plan accordingly.
- What kind of care is necessary after the surgery?
It is equally important to take preventive measures after the surgery. Everything depends on the amount of fat removed. Some surgeons may ask you for a post-surgery visit to ensure everything is alright.
More people are looking forward to a healthy lifestyle and desiring a leaner body appearance. Liposuction is truly a cost-effective method to help one get rid of fat deposits.
So, what are you waiting for, Vadodara’s Luxor Hospital is a State of the Art hospital run by Board-Certified Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Saumya Nayak.
Dr. Saumya Nayak is a notable Plastic, Cosmetic and Hair Transplant surgeon from Vadodara, Gujarat.
He did intense training in Cosmetic Surgery from New York, USA at the ‘Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital’ and ‘New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.’
With the expert attention and commitment of our clinical and administrative team, patients are supported through every step of their journey with the resources required to make fully informed decisions. His focus is on providing a uniquely personal experience and the highest quality care to help you look and feel your best.