The Complete Guide to Liposuction Procedures

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Have you been trying to get in better physical shape but not noticed significant results? When you’re unable to lose weight with diet and exercise, liposuction can be an effective tool to help you drop pounds. 

Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world, helping thousands of patients get the body they desire. 

Dr. Itzhak Nir at Palms Wellington Plastic Surgery offers liposuction procedures that can rid you of stubborn fat in various areas of the body. Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of liposuction and how this treatment is performed.

What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction (otherwise known as lipo) is a plastic surgery fat-removal procedure that uses gentle suction to break down fat and remove it from the body. It’s a great body sculpting and fat removal tool for patients with a moderate amount of weight that they have been unable to lose with diet or exercise. 

Lipo is especially effective for patients already close to their ideal body weight but carrying a few extra pounds in certain problem areas. This procedure is not ideal for patients who are well above their goal weight, but we’ll talk more about who’s eligible in the next section.

The benefits of liposuction procedures are numerous, including the ones below:

  • Slimmer appearance
  • Stubborn fat removal from problem areas (stomach, buttocks, arms, legs, etc.)
  • More contoured figure
  • Healthier body weight
  • Helps patients who are unable to lose weight naturally

These benefits have helped make liposuction one of the most commonly performed cosmetic treatments around the globe. Patients seek liposuction to reach a healthier body weight, improve their physical appearance, and reach their desired figure.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Liposuction Surgery?

The ideal candidate for liposuction is any patient who has been unable to lose stubborn weight through diet and exercise alone. These patients may have an underlying condition that affects their metabolism, making natural weight loss difficult. 

Some are unable to get enough exercise due to physical ailments. Others are just struggling with fat that has accumulated in certain problem areas. 

Liposuction may not be the proper procedure for everyone. If you are wondering whether liposuction is right for you, one of our cosmetic medicine professionals at Palms Wellington Plastic Surgery can help. 

We will assess your current problem areas during a liposuction consultation and discuss your desired outcome. If you are not a good candidate for liposuction, we will advise you on alternative options.

The Complete Liposuction Fat Removal Process

When you’re considering any new cosmetic procedure, you should have a good understanding of everything that procedure entails. Below is a breakdown of the entire liposuction process from preparation to recovery.

Preparation

Before a liposuction surgery at Palms Wellington Plastic Surgery, patients consult with one of our cosmetic medicine providers to ensure that liposuction is a suitable treatment. 

First, we will examine your current figure and consider the outcome you are looking for. We will also discuss your medical history and any relevant information that could impact your procedure.

If you are not a good candidate for liposuction, we will advise you on other cosmetic options that can produce your desired results. If liposuction is the right fit for you, we can move forward with treatment.

You will be required to obtain complete medical clearance before your liposuction. This is to make sure that you are healthy enough to undergo anesthesia. You will need to abstain from eating or drinking as an anesthesia precaution the night before your procedure.

Procedure

Palms Wellington Plastic Surgery performs liposuction under general anesthesia. Once asleep, small incisions will be made in the treatment areas decided on during your consultation. Common incision sites include some combination of the stomach, back, buttocks, arms, hips, or legs for most patients. Some patients also choose liposuction to remove excess fat around the chin and neck.

We’ll then insert a thin cannula into the incision. The fat in this area will be massaged, broken down, then suctioned out of the body through the tube. 

This process can take anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours, depending on the areas you want to treat. Our surgeons will use strategic precision to remove fat from these areas, carefully constructing a more desirable figure.

Recovery

After your liposuction body sculpting procedure is complete, you may be discharged to return home or required to stay in a surgical aftercare center. 

Your recovery recommendations depend on the extent of your surgery. Once discharged to return home, you will be required to wear a compression garment around the treatment areas for several weeks to promote optimal healing.

Get plenty of rest and limit extreme movement. These measures will speed up the healing process and shorten your recovery time. You will be able to see the results of your liposuction surgery in the weeks following the removal of your compression garments. 

Once fully healed, you will need to follow a healthy diet and get regular exercise to maintain the results of your liposuction procedure.

Liposuction at Palms Wellington Plastic Surgery

Liposuction is an effective fat removal and body sculpting treatment, ridding you of excess weight and creating a more contoured figure. It’s very popular around the globe, and patients are generally extremely happy with their results. 

If you are struggling to lose weight with diet and exercise alone, you may be a good candidate for liposuction. At Palms Wellington Plastic Surgery in Palm Beach, Dr. Nir provides liposuction surgery to help patients get in better shape. To learn more about liposuction or schedule a consultation, feel free to call our offices today.

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