Liposuction is among the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures all over the world. It is aimed at reshaping and slimming down certain parts of the patient’s body by the removal of excessive fat deposits. This, in turn, helps in improving the overall physique, proportion, and body contours.
Some of the common body parts that can be successfully treated/reshaped with liposuction include:
- Buttocks and hips
- Waist and abdomen
- Upper arms
- Ankles and calves
- Neck, chin, and cheeks
Plastic surgeons inform that it is possible to perform the liposuction procedure in isolation or in conjunction with other cosmetic surgeries like breast reduction, tummy tuck or facelift.
What to expect
The liposuction procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis and under the effect of general anesthesia or local anesthesia, depending on the individual case and preference of the patient.
Before the liposuction surgery begins, the surgeon will likely mark all targeted body parts. He/she might also take pictures so that they can be used later to make a comparison with the results.
In most liposuction procedures, patients can go back home on the same day. But they need to be driven back home by a friend or family member. For candidates who get excessive fat removed, it is recommended that they plan for an overnight stay at the hospital.
Results of a liposuction procedure are typically long-lasting. However, the patient needs to ensure general fitness and steady weight. You would be able to notice an improvement in your body contour once the fluid retention and swelling following the liposuction surgery begin to subside.
It is crucial to understand that gradual aging does cause a loss in firmness; however, most of the improvement after a liposuction surgery should be fairly permanent.
Am I a candidate?
Dr. Galanis only schedules a liposuction surgery after determining the candidacy of an individual. Usually, the best candidates are those who are in good health and within twenty-five pounds of their ideal weight prescribed for their body. The candidates must also be over 18 years of age in order to qualify for a liposuction procedure.