A toned and well-proportioned body is often associated with health and wellness. Despite a healthy diet, stable weight and regular exercise program, many individuals have excess sagging skin of the upper arms. Weight loss and the toll of the aging process, rather than lack of effort, often contribute to this problem, causing you to feel less confident than you otherwise would.
Liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas by removing localized fatty deposits, creating symmetry and a more balanced body proportion. Women and men alike commonly undergo this surgery and achieve wonderful results
Good Candidates for Liposuction
- A non-smoker
- Generally healthy
- Has a stable, healthy weight
- Has specific areas of stubborn, persistent fatty tissue
- Has good skin elasticity and muscle tone
Liposuction is the surgical removal of localized fatty tissue to permanently reshape a specific body area. Once a small incision is made in the skin, a thin metal tube, called a cannula, is inserted and used to “vacuum” the fatty tissue. This creates a better proportioned body and reflects your healthy lifestyle and habits.
Liposuction is not a weight loss strategy and does not treat cellulite. It is a method used to control stubborn fatty areas in an outpatient surgery setting, either in a hospital under light sedation or in the office operating area with a local Novocain-type of anesthesia. Incisions are made along the natural creases of the body and are usually very inconspicuous.
Your improved contour will be apparent once the swelling has subsided. Most patients are out of work for about 1 week due to swelling and bruising, which may take up to a month to completely resolve. Incision site stitches are generally removed after 1-2 weeks. Prescription pain medication is available after surgery to alleviate discomfort.
Your results will continue to improve over the next 3-6 months, however substantial weight gain will alter your otherwise permanent result. A stable weight and healthy habits will help maintain your results and improved overall appearance for a lifetime.