What is liposuction? How does it work? The following liposuction frequently asked questions and answers will help you understand this plastic surgery procedure and whether it could be right for you.
What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that suctions out body fat to improve body shape.
How Does Liposuction Work?
The surgeon inserts a cannula (a thin tube) through tiny incisions in the target area. A vacuum device suctions out fat cells through the cannula to remove them from the body.
Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
To be a good candidate for liposuction, you should be at or near your goal body weight and have no major health issues. You should also have stubborn fat deposits that you have been unable to eliminate with realistic efforts in diet and exercise. Finally, you should have realistic expectations and recognize that liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure.
Will Liposuction Help Me With My Trouble Areas?
Liposuction is designed to remove fat from many trouble areas. It can also be combined with other procedures such as breast surgery, tummy tuck surgery, or a Brazilian Butt Lift
to further enhance body shape.
What Areas of the Body Can Liposuction Treat
Liposuction can treat the chest, arms, back, abdomen, hips, butt, and thighs.
Can I Undergo Liposuction for Multiple Areas at Once?
Liposuction can treat multiple areas of the body in a single treatment
How Long Does Liposuction Take?
Depending on the number of treatment areas, the liposuction procedure may last approximately one to three hours.
Is Liposuction Painful?
Anesthesia is used to prevent pain during the procedure. Once the anesthesia has worn off, you may experience some pain or discomfort for a few days. Prescribed medication will be provided to alleviate your discomfort.
What Will Liposuction Recovery Be Like?
Most patients need about one week to recover from liposuction before returning to work. During this time, you may experience some discomfort, bruising, and swelling, all of which will improve and completely subside within a few weeks.
Will I Have Liposuction Scars?
Liposuction leaves minimal to no scarring, as only minor incisions are needed and they are inconspicuously placed. Any scars will be minor and will fade as time passes.
How Long Do Liposuction Results Last?
Because liposuction permanently removes fat cells, the results can be long lasting. However, results may vary from patient to patient, and future weight gain can affect the results. A healthy diet and exercise routine will help to maintain your results long-term.
Does Liposuction Tighten Loose Skin?
Liposuction does not tighten loose skin. If you have excess or sagging skin, schedule your consultation to find out which procedure is right for you.
Will Liposuction Help Me Lose Weight?
Liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure. Liposuction patients may lose at most one to five pounds from the procedure. However, liposuction does remove fat to improve body contour.
Will My Insurance Cover Liposuction?
Insurance companies typically do not cover the cost of liposuction.
What Are Some of the Greatest Benefits of Liposuction?
Some of the greatest benefits of liposuction are that it can treat multiple areas of the body, permanently removes fat, leaves minimal scarring, and provides targeted body contouring for your trouble areas. Additionally, patients often find that their clothing fits better and their self-confidence increases after the procedure.
To learn more about liposuction and how it could benefit you, schedule your free consultation for liposuction at PREMIERE Center for Cosmetic Surgery. Call 813-400-1465 or fill out our online contact form to book your appointment today.