Liposuction has long been a popular cosmetic treatment. However, before you decide whether it is right for you, it’s a good idea to find out more about the lipo procedure. Knowing everything there is to know about how it works, its limitations and potential risks, will help you to identify if it is right for you.
Here, you’ll discover everything you want to know about lipo before you undergo the procedure.
Who is suitable for lipo?
Contrary to popular belief, liposuction isn’t a good option for those looking to lose weight. Modern techniques focus on body contouring, removing small pockets of fat at a time. Ideally, you should have generally good skin tone, and the fat pockets should be well defined.
How does it work?
There are several techniques which can be used during liposuction to achieve desired results. The procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic and the surgeon starts by making small incisions.
Suction cannulas are inserted through the incisions, used to suction out the fat. Once the desired amount of fat has been suctioned out, the incisions are closed with very fine sutures.
You will be fitted with a compression garment to aid in healing, which will need to be worn for four to six weeks.
What is recovery like?
Sometimes, patients can leave the same day as they undergo liposuction. However, you may need to stay in overnight. The recovery is quite lengthy, and you will need to take around 10-14 days off work. You will also need to avoid exercising for three to four weeks.
What type of results can I expect?
Liposuction does completely destroy the fat cells. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to put weight on again. To maintain results, you will need to follow a healthy lifestyle with a focus on diet and exercise.
The exact results liposuction can achieve will depend upon how much fat there is, alongside several other factors. The surgeon will be able to go through your expected results with you prior to the procedure.
Want to learn more about liposuction and whether it is right for you? Book a consultation with Mr Tulley today to determine if liposuction is the right procedure for you.