5 things to know before a liposuction procedure
The plastic surgery it’s a common process to ‘erase’ those imperfections we don’t like in our body. With those imperfections goes away the most used worldwide word: Fat. Those three letters are affecting gradually our culture in a bad and a good way. Everything depends on you and how you do things. After losing more than 40 pounds, Kelly Osbourne said, "I took more hell for being fat than I did for being an absolute raging drug addict &mdash I will never understand that." It’s clear that the idea of being obsessive with the body shape can completely change a person, whether it’s famous or not.
On the other hand, there are people who enjoy the fitness lifestyle, making exercise and eating well, but also there are people who can’t treats fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise, such as saddlebags or the lower abdomen. In fact, “diet and exercise are essential before and after the liposuction procedure to obtain the best results”, says Jeffrey Kenkel, professor of plastic surgery at Texas University of Southwestern Medical School.
If you are interested in liposuction procedure, please take a look at these 5 commons questions about this plastic surgeon below:
1 - What can you get - and don't - out of a liposuction ?
“Liposuction can't eliminate stretch marks or cellulite, and it may even make cellulite more pronounced”, Doctor Kenkel says. Once the fat is taken out, "we can't predict or control how much the overlying skin will contract," he says. "In general, patients with good skin tone will experience tightening as the skin redistributes itself. But others with thin, soft skin may develop sagging in the areas suctioned." Nonetheless, a liposuction procedure it is considered a ‘gold’ solution for those fat spots we can remove naturally.
2- Can the removed fat returned?
If you gain weight after the liposuction procedure, maybe it’s because you didn't follow all the instructions that your doctor clearly explained. Like it’s mentioned before, diet and exercise are the MOST important thing.
For example, some people remove fat on their tummy, but the fat on their arms or legs are still there. “The redistribution is unpredictable”, says Gerald H. Pitman, a plastic surgeon in New York City and clinical professor of plastic surgery at NYU School of Medicine. "Patients who gain weight after liposuction of the hips and thighs may say, 'My arms are bigger' or 'My bra is tighter."
3- Am I a good candidate for a liposuction procedure?
Let’s be clear about this: If you want to remove fat with a plastic surgery, it is recommended to be a person who has realistic expectations; the true goal it’s to be happy with the results of your liposuction. The new body shape after the liposuction procedure won’t be permanent -or at least for a long time- if you don’t have a healthy diet.
4- Which body areas can be treated by liposuction?
- Inner knees
- Flanks (love-handles)
- Neckline and the area under the chin (submental)
- Thighs - saddlebags (outer thighs), and inner thighs
- Upper arms
According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, liposuction is performed more commonly on thighs and abdomen of women, and the abdomen and flanks (sides, love-handles) of men.
5- What are Compression Garments or Post Surgical Girdles?
Most surgeons require that patients wear post surgical girdles for a certain amount of time after liposuction.They reduce bleeding after the surgery, and reduce swelling while the body is healing. The Shapewear is ideal for post-surgical treatments helping to recuperate your figure.