Liposuction And Anti Aging
Even after meeting your goal weight you may still have stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. To eliminate bulges that won’t budge, liposuction is a surgical procedure that allows surgeons to sculpt your body’s contours. This method has been popular for the past two decades. Technology in the area has expanded to include internal and external ultrasound, lasers and power-assisted liposuction. Potential lipo seekers should choose a doctor who has several methods at their disposal Choose a doctor who can support and justify the technique that will be best suited for your specific body type.
During liposuction the area to be treated may be infused with a saline substance that helps plump up the spaces between fat cells so they are easier to remove. The solution may also contain an anesthetic that helps minimize discomfort during and after the procedure, as well as epinephrine to reduce bleeding and subsequent bruising. A cannula (a long hollow tube) is used to suction the fluid and excess fat out. Another liposuction variation includes the use of ultrasound energy to help break up the fat before suctioning. Liposuction is generally performed on an outpatient basis and anesthesia can be general, or local with sedation depending on the extent of the procedure.
Recovery is generally not difficult and you can expect to be up and walking around within a few hours, which is especially important in preventing the formation of blood clots and encouraging good healing. It is likely you will wear a compression garment for a week or more after surgery to help the skin conform to the new contours. While your new and improved shape may be invisible immediately after surgery, initial swelling can mask improvement. Your contours will continue to refine over the next for to six weeks after surgery. Your shape may even continue to improve for up to six months after the procedure as swelling continues to fade. During this time, be sure to stay out of the sun to prevent any pigment changes. Liposuction is not a means to lose weight. “The best candidates are at their goal weight, and make a commitment to maintaining a stable weight after the procedure.