Also known as lipo, is the removal of unwanted fat from the body – frequently for beauty purposes. Liposuction can be done on nearly every area of the body that is notorious for storing stubborn fat. For most of our patients, liposuction is a last resort after years of diet and exercise. Liposuction is not a substitute for a healthy diet and physical activity, but it is an excellent way of eliminating fat pockets that just don’t seem to leave regardless of how physically fit a patient is. After undergoing liposuction treatment, most patients can expect improved bodily proportion and slimmer contouring. Some of the areas that liposuction is most effective on include:
One To Three Hours
GENERAL OR LOCAL ANESTHESIA
Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, soreness or burning sensations.
Infection, asymmetry, seroma, hematoma, rippling of the skin, pigmentation changes (hypo/hyper), injury to the skin, fluid retention, and/or excessive loss of blood and fluids.
Generally, return to work after five to fourteen days. More strenuous activity may be resumed after four weeks. Full recovery from swelling and bruising may take one to six months depending upon the amount of fat that is removed and the areas that were treated. The use of pressure garments is compulsory.