Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure used to remove fat deposits. It is not a method of weight loss, for it is designed for people who are of normal weight or close to it. The procedure can be performed by itself or along with another procedure, such as a tummy tuck.
The details of each liposuction procedure vary from patient to patient. Different techniques and tools may be used depending on the situation. However, during a typical liposuction procedure, our surgeon removes excess fat from preselected areas. You may wish to only address one area during the procedure, or you may have a number of problem areas that you’d like to have treated. These options can be discussed more in detail during a consultation with our talented and experienced surgeon.
Areas that are commonly treated with liposuction include the abdomen, arms, thighs, back, breasts and hips. However, it can be used on other places as well. During a consultation at our office, we will help you to get a realistic idea of what the procedure can actually do for you. Although liposuction has been a godsend for countless people, we want you to have realistic expectations regarding the procedure, the recover and the results.
It is important to note that the length of the recovery period will depend on the size of the treatment area and the type of techniques used, among other factors. It is crucial to follow our team’s instructions regarding healing during this time for optimal results. Obviously, you will need to take it as easy as possible during this time as well. Once you have fully recovered, you can enjoy the results of your procedure for a long time, if not for the rest of your life. With that being said, in order to have permanent results, you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and healthy eating habits.
Talk to Dr. Avron Lipschitz and his team at Athena Plastic Surgery to see if liposuction can truly work for you. They would be happy to address whatever questions or concerns you may have!