You work hard to keep your body looking its best, so those little bumps and bulges of fat are especially frustrating. Before you learn to live with extra fat or decide to have extensive cosmetic surgery, learn how liposuction can enhance the contours of your body.
How Liposuction Works
Liposuction, also known as lipo sculpting, is less invasive than surgery. The technique works by accessing the fat through a small incision and using a thin hollow tube to loosen and remove the fat. Today’s liposuction technologies allow us to remove unwanted fat, and we can also sculpt the fat to mimic muscle contours. This is a popular option in the abdominal area where men and women want more definition, as well as fat reduction.
What Areas Can Be Treated with Liposuction?
We recommend liposuction for removing stubborn fat in the:
- Upper arms
The Ideal Candidate for Liposuction
If you are considering liposuction, you should be at or near your ideal weight, follow a routine of exercise and healthy eating and have good skin elasticity. This ensures that you have the best possible outcomes of your liposuction procedure.
After Your Liposuction Procedure
After the liposuction procedure, the fat is gone. The area looks smaller and has a more appealing shape. Expect to spend two to three days resting at home, and you should limit your activities for up to two weeks. You may have some minor discomfort that can be managed with non-prescription medication. Mild swelling and tenderness is also common and may last for up to three weeks. The incisions are so small that you will not need sutures. As they begin to heal, a light pink scar starts to develop. After one year, the scar is slightly darker than your normal skin color and barely visible.
Maintaining the Results of Liposuction
Liposuction is a great way to eliminate stubborn fat, but it does not prevent new fat from developing around the treatment area. Continue to exercise and eat right to maintain your contours, and you can enjoy the results of your liposuction procedure for many years.
Are You Ready to Sculpt Your Contours with Liposuction? Contact Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery.
Learn more about liposuction and how it can enhance your contours. Contact Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery today to schedule a consultation.