A smoother shapelier body can be yours with liposuction. If you’ve tried to get rid of those pockets of fat on your thighs, buttocks, or stomach with diet and exercise but they simply won’t budge, then it’s time to remove that stubborn fat with liposuction. Liposuction is the perfect solution for individuals with good body tone who are close to their ideal weight, and want to improve their body contour.
In addition to traditional liposuction, laser lipolysis which utilizes laser technology is another technique to remove stubborn fat. Liposuction is typically done as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. The length of the surgery varies as it depends on the number of areas targeted for fat removal.
A cannula, which is a small tube, is usually used to break up the fatty tissue, which is then removed via a vacuum pump. The cannula is inserted by way of the incisions made around the different treatment areas.
Patients will experience some bruising and swelling after the procedure, but this will resolve in the following weeks. The compression garment that they are required to wear for one month after surgery should also help to minimize these symptoms. Some patients also experience numbness around the area of the liposuction, but this should also resolve within a few weeks.
The final results of liposuction can take about 8 weeks to show, but can last for up to 10 years. However, it is important to adhere to a program of healthy eating and regular exercise, in order to maintain those results.