Liposuction is a pretty amazing aesthetic procedure for unwanted fat. Liposuction techniques have evolved over the years, and now you can remove stubborn fat, sculpt remaining fat and eliminate fat from delicate areas of the body.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes pockets of fat from the face and body. In the most basic sense, liposuction involves loosening the excess subcutaneous fat that is part of your skin and suctioning it out of the body. A solution is injected into the treatment areas prior to the procedure to make it easier to dislodge the fat from the soft tissues. This technique minimizes tissue trauma, downtime and recovery.
Liposuction techniques can also be used to sculpt the fat to create contours. This is a popular technique in the abdominal area and chest. The fat is sculpted in a way that mimics the look of muscle tone.
Liposuction is not a weight loss solution, so it cannot help you lose the pounds. You should be near your ideal weight for at least one year before having liposuction to remove small areas of stubborn fat.
Liposuction is a minimally-invasive procedure that removes stubborn fat. This type of fat is typically the last that your body loses as part of a healthy, active lifestyle. You may lose the fat with diet and exercise, but it could take years.
Liposuction does require some downtime and recovery, and the length depends on the extent of the procedure. For the first few days, you rest at home with limited activities. You can then resume some activities, such as going back to work if you have a sedentary job. Activity restrictions typically last two weeks. During that time, the area will feel tender and swollen. You may need to adjust your sleep position to prevent placing pressure on the tissues. Liposuction does not prevent you from developing new fat around the treatment area, so you will need to follow a healthy lifestyle that includes nutritious foods and plenty of exercise.
At Astra Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, we believe plastic surgery can achieve beautiful yet subtle results that accentuate your natural contours. Whether you opt for surgical treatments or non-invasive procedures, your cosmetic surgeon should possess a thorough understanding of the body's symmetry and proportions to ensure the best possible outcomes.*
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