So, youâ€™ve been spending hours in the gym and eating a healthy diet, but those last couple of fat pockets just wonâ€™t budge! At this point, you may be getting frustrated with your progress. However, sometimes those last stubborn fat deposits need to be treated with a surgical procedure such as liposuction. Liposuction is a great way to remove areas of stubborn fat to help meet your aesthetic goals.
Before undergoing this popular procedure, be sure to ask these questions during your consultation so that you are well informed on what to expect.
What is Traditional Liposuction?
Traditional liposuction is a procedure done to break down and remove stubborn fat in almost any area of the body. The procedure uses a long, thin tube called a cannula to suction out unwanted fat cells. While this treatment is not a weight loss procedure, it is a safe way to remove stubborn fat pockets to contour the body.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for Liposuction?
Individuals who wish to undergo liposuction should be healthy and near their goal weight. Candidates will have stubborn areas of subcutaneous fat, which is located between the muscle and skin, not visceral fat, which is located beneath the muscle around the abdominal organs. Scheduling a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon will give you the opportunity to discuss your candidacy and aesthetic goals.
Can Individuals Lose Weight with Liposuction?
Contrary to popular belief, liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. It is a fat reduction procedure, and the amount of fat that can be removed in an area depends on the patientâ€™s health and her individual goals.
What Downtime is Required?
With most liposuction procedures, patients can return to work in a few days and return to normal activities within 2-4 weeks. However, recovery will depend on the area treated and the amount of fat that was removed. Following your surgeonâ€™s instructions for recovery is the best way to ensure optimal results.
If you are interested in learning more about liposuction and live in the Southern Florida area, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.