Liposuction removes unwanted fat from multiple parts of the body, making it a popular treatment for targeting stubborn areas. This procedure can use general anesthesia or local anesthesia for small areas. Our team will use one of several techniques to remove excess fat using a metal tube that goes under your skin. Afterward, you will experience some swelling and bruising and will need to wear compression garments for a few weeks. Everyone's liposuction procedure is different, making it a good idea to have a consultation to better understand what you should expect.
Frequently Asked Questions
No. Once the fat is removed from the treated areas, it will not return. However, you can still continue to gain and lose weight in those areas, so maintaining a stable weight is vital to keep your results. Another myth is that the fat will come back in other areas. Your surgeon will go over these concerns with you in detail at your consultation.
You will most likely feel sore and bruised for a few days. Medication will be prescribed to help control the discomfort, although liposuction is generally well tolerated. You may resume normal activities within 1-2 weeks and strenuous activities within 3-4 weeks following surgery.
Your recovery begins as soon as your procedure is complete. You will be given a compressive garment to control swelling and bruising. Your plastic surgeon will discuss with your specific recovery instructions to ensure the best possible results.
To learn more about the best liposuction options for you, call or email the plastic surgery staff at The Centre, P.C. to schedule your consultation!