Liposuction is one of the most popular and most performed cosmetic surgeries. It is safe and effective and permanently reduces fat to contour the body. Liposuction can be used for arms, stomach, back (love handles and saddlebags), legs (thighs and calves) and buttocks. At Clinic Dermatech, we perform a minimally invasive procedure that requires anesthesia but uses smaller incisions. This reduces downtime and also, the time taken for recovery.
The decision to have cosmetic surgery is a very personal one. A person can go through a varied gamut of emotions from pre-consultation jitters to post-surgery blues to elation. If you have a ‘big appearance’ date in mind, schedule your visit to Clinic Dermatech six months or a year in advance. Depending on the procedure/s chosen, results can either be immediate or take up to a year to fully show.
Here are some frequently asked questions about liposuction surgery:
What is the recovery time for liposuction?
Recovery time after liposuction can vary depending on the extent of the procedure and the individual patient's healing process. Most people are able to return to work within a few days to a week after the procedure. Strenuous activity and exercise should be avoided for at least a few weeks after the surgery to allow for proper healing. Apart from this, the post care instructions given by your surgeon must be carefully adhered to.
Is liposuction painful?
Liposuction is typically performed under general anesthesia, so the patient is not awake and does not feel any pain during the procedure. Some discomfort and swelling is normal after the procedure, and the surgeon may prescribe pain medication to help manage any pain.
Are there any risks associated with liposuction?
As with any surgical procedure, liposuction carries some risks, including infection, bleeding, and adverse reactions to the anesthesia. There is also a minimal risk of uneven fat removal or contour irregularities, although these can usually be corrected with additional surgery. It is important to discuss the potential risks and complications with your surgeon before the procedure.
How long do the results of liposuction last?
The results of liposuction are generally long-lasting, but it is important to follow a healthy diet and exercise routine after the procedure to help maintain the results. Weight gain can cause the remaining fat cells to enlarge, so it is important to strive for a stable weight after the procedure.