Your Ultimate Guide to Liposuction
Have you been working hard at the gym and giving up your favorite foods to no avail? Nothing is more frustrating than putting in the work to lose weight and not seeing the results of your efforts. This is where many of our patients turn to liposuction. We wanted to educate you on what you can expect from your liposuction procedure before coming in for your private consultation with Dr. Pollack.
Is liposuction a good way to lose weight?
Liposuction should never be used as an alternative method for weight loss, rather it should be used as a supplement to an already healthy and active lifestyle. This is because liposuction removes stubborn pockets of fat from your body that don’t go away with eating healthy and going to the gym. We advise our patients be within XX pounds of their ideal weight before considering liposuction to ensure they get their desired results and are able to maintain those results post-surgery.
What happens if I gain weight after liposuction?
Many of our patients have the misconception that it’s impossible to regain weight in areas that they’ve received liposuction. While it’s true that the fat removed from the body via liposuction will never be replaced with new fat cells, the remaining fat cells in your treated area can expand and create the appearance of new fat. This will reverse the effects of your liposuction procedure completely.
What are the risks of getting liposuction?
It’s important to keep in mind that there are risks when receiving any sort of surgery, whether it’s a necessary medical procedure or an elective cosmetic surgery. When it comes to liposuction, general risks include an adverse reaction to anesthesia, inflammation, temporary change in sensation around your treated area and extreme bruising. It’s important you talk to Dr. Pollack about all of your concerns when considering liposuction during your one-on-one consultation.
What effect does liposuction have on the body?
During liposuction, stubborn, unwanted pockets of fat are removed from the body through a thin, hollow tube called a cannula connected to a vacuum-powered system. When the fat is removed from the body, it is never replaced with new fat cells, meaning your liposuction results have the potential to be permanent. Liposuction has a considerable contouring effect on the body in the desired treated areas, making it one of the most popular procedures around the world for patients who are looking to slim down their tummy, thighs, arms, chest and more.
How long does it take to see the results of liposuction?
While you will see some results of your liposuction procedure immediately following surgery, it can take up to a year following your liposuction procedure to see ultimate results. This is because your body has to fully heal and swelling must completely subside before you are able to see your body’s true contours and curves. For the first few months following your liposuction surgery, Dr. Pollack may ask you to wear a compression garment to reduce your overall swelling and promote a fast and easy recovery.
If you still have some unanswered questions about your liposuction procedure, contact us to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Pollack. He’s more than happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns and answer any pressing questions you may have before developing a personalized treatment plan to help you reach your ultimate aesthetic goals.