It’s 2020 – the year that has a lot of women making plans to fix their bodies and look their best. Of course, I think about it too. I mean who doesn’t!
Liposuction, (also called lipoplasty, liposculpture suction, lipectomy, or lipo), is a type of cosmetic surgery that breaks up and “sucks” fat from the body.
Most people whose problem areas are the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, neck, chin, upper and backs of the arms, calves, and back get liposuction to correct these issues. The fat is removed through a hollow instrument, known as a cannula which is inserted under the skin.
People who undergo liposuction usually have a stable body weight but would like to remove unhealthy deposits of body fat in specific parts of the body. Liposuction is not an overall weight-loss method. Moreover, It is believed that it is not an effective treatment for obesity.
The procedure does not remove cellulite, dimples, or stretch marks. The main aim of lipo is for aesthetics purposes mainly because it suits those who wish to change and enhance the contour of their body.
Liposuction permanently removes fat cells, altering the shape of the body. However, doctors generally advise patients to lead healthy lifestyles after the operation because there is a risk that the remaining fat cells will grow even bigger.
According to a report published by the Plastic Surgery.org, more than 250,000 patients opted for the procedure in 2018.
According to Dr Adam Kolker, a renowned cosmetic surgeon, Lipo should only be performed when a patient is “at or close to their ideal body weight” and the area “just simply doesn’t respond to diet and exercise.”
Of course, there are many different liposuction techniques used by surgeons today. The main difference between each type of liposuction is simply the technology they use to assist the fat removal process.
The manufacturers of each type claim that each has a unique advantage and these cosmetic surgeons most times prefer a certain technique depending on the nature of the surgery. You should remember that the success of your surgery boils down to the skill and experience of the cosmetic surgeon performing the liposuction.
Below are some of the types of liposuction more commonly used by cosmetic surgeons in recent times:
Tumescent Liposuction: This technique involves a cosmetic surgeon injecting an anaesthetic “tumescent” solution into the treatment area to minimize bleeding and discomfort during the procedure. Tumescent liposuction most times can be performed with local anaesthesia.
Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction: Utilizing ultrasound energy to help break up the fatty tissue and loosen it from the body, this technique allows for easier removal of larger amounts of fat with faster surgery.
Laser-Assisted Liposuction: SmartLipo and Slimlipo are some brand names this type of liposuction is known as. This technique uses laser energy to dislodge fat cells.
Suction Assisted Liposuction: Using a vacuum-like device to help remove the fat. The Suction Assisted Liposuction is a similar technique that involves a tool that enhances the motion of the cannula used to remove the fat.
I’m sure you are curious about the cost
For many people who want to get liposuction, the price can be quite scary and most people don’t know where to begin making enquiries. The total cost of liposuction varies widely and is dependent on the size and number of areas being treated, as well as the specific techniques used.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of the surgeon/physician fee for liposuction was $3,518 in 2018, but costs can vary widely. The cost discrepancies have to do with the complexity of the procedure, your geographical area, and your surgeon’s skills, qualifications, and reputation.
Besides the surgeon’s fee, anaesthesia, facility and lab fees, medications, and compression garments are often added to the cost of the procedure. In this article, we explained the many benefits of wearing compression garments after surgery – they aid in a smooth recovery process after surgical procedures.
Made of elastic material and cloth to facilitate a tight (but not constrictive) fit, compression garments ensure that specific body areas receive steady and aligned pressure. These garments are sized to fit the contours of your body and for the type of surgery that you underwent.
Also, some surgeons may even offer additional discounts if multiple areas are done in the same surgery.
What to know about the Recovery process
Recovery time is usually slated for at least a month after liposuction. A few individuals can return to work sooner than others (it depends on the kind of body each person has and how fast they heal), but strenuous exercise is strictly prohibited for the first month.
With any kind of liposuction (traditional, laser, or with radiofrequency) it is highly advised that you wear a compression garment for a minimum of 48 hours or longer.
In conclusion, here are some key points to note about liposuction.
- The operation is normally carried out under general anaesthesia.
- Liposuction is not a weight-loss tool but a cosmetic procedure with subtle effects.
- Risks include infection and scarring
- Liposuction can be used to treat some medical conditions.
Recovery facts about liposuction
- Most patients are back to work a few days after liposuction.
- Incisions are typically tiny with scars which are mostly unnoticeable by others.
- Wearing a compression garment for a few weeks after the procedure helps promote long-lasting results.
- Results are likely to last longer if a patient maintains his or her weight and maintains a healthy diet.
Contour, proportion and balance are fundamental elements of an attractive human form, as you know. Using liposuction, a cosmetic surgeon can sculpt a better shape to almost any area of the body, achieving beautiful improvements with subtle but distinct changes.
Liposuction is a fantastic procedure for those who desire to remove fat from stubborn parts of their body. If you are in good shape and just want to enhance your body, this is the perfect solution for you.
Please note that Liposuction is not for you if you smoke or are in poor health generally.
For a smoother result, communicate with your doctor at each stage to make sure you are on the same page, and you will be surprised how smooth it will go. As long as you have realistic expectations and tell your surgeon your goals, you will be the owner of a banging new body.
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