With summer just around the corner, are you ready for bathing suits, short shorts, and tank tops? Have your efforts in the gym or the lack of gym access not provided the results you want, even though you’re doing everything else right? If you’ve been considering liposuction for a while but are still hesitant to get started, Longwood Plastic Surgery has a few great reasons to move forward.
How Does Liposuction Work?
Liposuction is designed to remove fat in targeted, specific areas of the body, like the thighs, hips, buttocks, flanks, abdomen, back, upper arms, and under the chin. Sometimes, pockets of fat resist all your exercising and healthy dieting efforts.
At LPS, we can tailor your liposuction procedure for your unique physiology, but the general procedure begins with strategically placed small incisions through which a cannula is inserted. Unwanted fat cells are suctioned out and your contours are sculpted for a more pleasing silhouette of your treatment area. If you’ve struggled to lose those last couple of inches, liposuction is a great way to control your physique and get the body shape you’ve worked hard to achieve.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Liposuction is not a treatment for weight loss, though patients who’ve recently experienced significant weight loss often have liposuction to reduce those last stubborn fat cells that continue to hold on. Others near their healthy weight with a problem area or two will choose liposuction to refine their contours. Ideal candidates are non-smokers with good skin elasticity who are near their target weight but cannot shift those last remaining pounds no matter what they do. Schedule a consultation at LPS to get started.
Benefits of Liposuction
Fat removal is permanent
The body stops producing fat cells sometime around the end of puberty, so the cells suctioned away by liposuction are truly gone for good. That doesn’t mean those fat cells left behind cannot grow in size. A healthy lifestyle is your best bet to continue to enjoy your liposuction results.
Enhances control over your physique
If, for example, you have what are commonly known as saddlebags, and no amount of targeted exercise has diminished them, liposuction will. Liposuction provides the controlled body contouring necessary to sculpt a specific area, so that one thing you don’t like about yourself can be improved, along with your confidence.
Liposuction has come a long way in terms of technique to aid in the removal of fat. These techniques are designed to make the fat removal process gentler, so there’s less tissue trauma, less bleeding, smaller risk of infection or complications, and a speedier recovery time. The experts at LPS have performed thousands of liposuction procedures, so you could not be in better hands for your treatment.
Proven track record
Liposuction has been around a long time, has predictable results, and there’s a long history of patient data. You’ll be able to reliably sculpt and mold your way to a slimmer, more streamlined figure knowing it’s worked for countless people in the past.
Easily combined with other procedures
Liposuction is the type of procedure that fits well with other cosmetic enhancement treatments. From body contouring, tummy tucks, mommy makeovers, and more, liposuction can enhance the results of many of the procedures LPS offers. Please note that some patients that may be good candidates for liposuction, may develop excess skin as a result of the procedure. In these cases, these patients may desire or require additional body contouring procedures (e.g. skin resection).
What Results Can I Expect with Liposuction?
Summer’s just around the corner, and abdominal liposuction may be just the thing you need to get in shape for the beach or the pool. You’ll be required to wear a compression garment for 2-3 weeks following your procedure, which means you’ll be well on your way to recovering when it’s time to break out the summer clothes. What have you got to lose besides unwanted fat?
Take the Next Step
Interested in learning about liposuction? Schedule your consultation with Longwood Plastic Surgery today by calling our Brookline office at (617) 383-6250. We serve the Brookline and Greater Boston area with distinction.