Liposuction has surpassed breast augmentation as the most popular cosmetic surgery in the country with over 350,000 procedures completed every single year. This cosmetic treatment is generally carried out to remove deposits of fat around a patient’s waist, thighs, stomach, arms, or neck.
If you or a loved one has been dealing with body fat that feels impossible to shed or would like to start off your path to a healthier life on the right foot, then here is a look at exactly what you can expect before, during, and after your own liposuction procedure.
The Initial Consultation
All patients must start this process with an initial consultation to understand the ins and outs of liposuction as well as what they can do to prepare for their procedure.
The surgeon will begin by asking about your reasons for wanting liposuction, your personal medical history, your family’s medical history, and any medication that you are currently taking.
You will then be given a look at some of the typical results of liposuction and which treatments will help you meet your own cosmetic goals.
Liposuction can be an excellent treatment option for any adult that would like to remove stubborn pockets of fat around their body. Making lifestyle changes well before the day of your surgery will allow you to enjoy your results for years on end.
Prepping for Your Surgery
While liposuction and other cosmetic treatments can be effective for many different patients, those that are not within 30 percent of their ideal weight will most likely be given instructions on lifestyle habits that they must change such as their diet and exercise.
Patients that currently use tobacco products should explore their options for breaking this habit as it could affect their recovery.
In the weeks leading up to the surgery, the surgeon will ask that you stay as hydrated as possible, maintain a consistent sleep schedule, and refrain from using over-the-counter painkillers.
If you are currently taking any prescription, then you should notify the surgeon as it might interfere with the anesthesia.
The Day of Your Appointment
Every single liposuction surgery is slightly different including where the incisions will be made, how much tissue will be removed, the types of anesthetics that will be used, and your recovery time.
After the tissue has been removed, the incision site will then be sutured and a compression wrap will be put on. Most patients will require somewhere between 10 and 30 days to fully recover.
With the proper aftercare, a healthy diet, and a comprehensive exercise program, you should be able to enjoy your healthy new weight for years. Contact Athena Plastic Surgery today to schedule your appointment.