Liposuction: What to Consider
Sometimes we might have pockets of stubborn fat that just won’t go away with diet and exercise. There’s no reason to get down about these problem areas – you just have to look at different solutions. Get your self-confidence back with the body you’ve been working hard towards with liposuction.
Do I Really Need Plastic Surgery?
Considering liposuction can be a big decision in your life. However, liposuction is less invasive and has a much shorter recovery period than other plastic surgery procedures. You’ve been working hard towards the body you’ve always dreamed of, but some parts of your neck, upper arms, chest, abdomen, hips or thighs just aren’t budging. This procedure provides a permanent solution to getting a defined silhouette by extracting those stubborn fatty deposits.
Ok, How Does it Work?
Fatty deposits in the body are extracted through a very tiny incision where a small instrument, called a cannula, is inserted. Don’t worry about the incision being visible – the small incision lines are usually hidden within the skin’s natural creases. Fat is removed with a gentle suction pump through a vacuum process.
This is not a Weight Loss Substitute
Always remember: liposuction is not a means to a weight loss end; it’s simply enhancing the weight loss progress you’ve already made. This body contouring procedure is not designed to help you lose weight but is designed to eliminate localized stubborn fat in areas that have resisted diet and exercise. For your safety, no more than 5,000 cc’s of fat can be removed in a single session. Your body will be evaluated during your consultation to figure out exactly how much fat to remove from which parts of the body.
Your Body After
You’ll be able to see results immediately after getting liposuction. It’s very normal to experience some degree of swelling and soreness, which will peak about a week after the procedure. These all tend to subside naturally. Bruising will fade after a few weeks, and areas of numbness will regain sensation as well. It is entirely possible to gain weight after the procedure. However, because liposuction removes fat cells from the treated areas, those areas will no longer accumulate excess fat.
Is it Expensive, Though?
The cost of liposuction varies widely among patients depending on how much fat needs to be removed and from which parts of the body it need to be removed from. This treatment will be highly customized to you, your body and your desired results – this all affects the final cost. Most health insurance providers do not cover the cost of liposuction as a cosmetic procedure, but Pollack Plastic Surgery officers financing options. This allows you to break up the bill into smaller monthly payments that fit your lifestyle and budget.
Pollack Plastic Surgery offers liposuction to residents of La Jolla, Alpine and neighboring communities in Southern California. Contact us to book your consultation today.