What Can Liposuction Do?
The appearance of a person plays a huge role in how the person carries himself or herself. We spend hours at the gym despite our busy schedules to get that perfect body we all dream about. Every so often, however, it happens that some stubborn rolls of fat just refuse to go away.
Fortunately, cosmetic surgery has a solution to this dilemma- Liposuction.
Liposuction is an invasive cosmetic procedure in which fat is removed from certain areas of the body like the abdomen, thighs, upper arms, and a few others.
It is mandatory that the procedure is performed under the supervision of a board-certified cosmetic surgeon. Accents Cosmetic Surgery, with their talented plastic surgeons, offers the best liposuction Detroit has to offer.
How is liposuction done?
During liposuction, fat is suctioned out using a tube called the cannula by applying negative pressure. The procedure is performed under general or local anesthesia.
Who is a good candidate for liposuction?
Liposuction works best for people with good skin elasticity as results are retained better. Any individual over the age of eighteen in excellent health and is not suffering from any life-threatening diseases are eligible to undergo liposuction.
Individuals should have a good muscle tone and should be within 30 percent of the weight that is ideal for them.
How do I prepare myself for liposuction?
You will be instructed to avoid smoking and/or taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen or aspirin as they are blood thinners and may cause complications during the surgery.
If you are taking any medications before the surgery, you may have to consult your physician in order to adjust the doses.
Be certain to discuss your medical history, drug allergies, and any prior surgeries with your surgeon before the procedure.
What will recovery look like after the procedure?
Immediately after the procedure, candidates are likely to observe some swelling around the surgical sites. This is a side effect of the surgery and will subside within a few days. Patients may be required to wear compression bandages to help control the damages.
You will be given certain post-operative care instructions on how to clean the surgical site, take medicines and so on. These instructions are to be followed carefully. Medications are to be taken as and when prescribed.
The swelling will take a few months to completely subside. During the initial weeks of recovery, patients are advised to refrain from physical exertion.
As the swelling goes down, the contours of the body begin to appear better.
Changes are bound to be permanent although weight gain can affect the results of the surgery. Patients are recommended to follow a healthy lifestyle that includes a proper diet and an exercise routine in order to maintain the results of the surgery.
In some situations, more than one session of liposuction may be required.
The surgery is best done before the skin starts to lose its elasticity. Liposuction cannot improve sagging or loose skin. Dr. Berkowitz and the staff at Accents Cosmetic Surgery will ensure that you get the utmost care and results possible from your procedure.