Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that promises to remove unwanted fat in those stubborn areas that it accumulates in. If you are considering having Liposuction done, you likely have a lot of questions about the procedure. While this by no means replaces advice given to you by your doctor, these questions do cover the most commonly asked questions regarding Liposuction.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes excess fat deposits that accumulate between the skin and muscle tissues. Using a hollow needle known as a cannula, those excess deposits are suctioned out from between the tissues, reshaping and resculpting the body. It can be performed under general anesthesia, although there has been a recent move towards using local anesthesia due to risks associated with the heavier sedation.
How much does it cost?
The cost of Liposuction depends on how many areas of the body you are having treated. For example, just having liposuction performed on your abdomen will result in a lower fee than having Liposuction performed on your abdomen, hips, and thighs.
Am I a good candidate for Liposuction?
If you are in good health and have realistic expectations of your results, then you will be a good candidate for Liposuction.
Which body parts can be treated with Liposuction?
For women, Liposuction can be used on the breasts, buttocks, hips, abdomen, thighs, neck, and cheeks. Men typically have Liposuction performed on their abdomen, chin, flanks, and chest.
What are Elastic Compression Garments?
Compression garments are specially designed girdles that must be worn after having Liposuction. They work to reduce both bleeding and swelling post-procedure.
Are there any risks associated with Liposuction?
There are risks associated with any medical procedure. Some side effects include infections, bleeding, skin ulcerations, and nerve injuries. Patients must also think smart about their cosmetic surgery, and not schedule Liposuction on the same day as multiple other procedures, or even have too much Liposuction performed.
How long will I take to recover after the procedure?
Generally, you may return to an office-type job within 2 days of having Liposuction done. As long as your doctor’s orders are followed and you wear the compression garments as needed, you should be back to normal within a few weeks.
If you are considering getting liposuction and need to contact a board certified surgeon, contact Dr. Gregory Roche today! As a double board certified cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Roche is experienced in all things related to cosmetic surgery, call us to schedule a consultation today!