With the holidays coming up, liposuction is in hot demand! Liposuction is a procedure performed to reshape areas that are disproportionate to the other areas of your body. It’s mostly performed to eliminate problem areas that do not respond to diet or exercise. Last year, over 15-million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States.
Common areas that require liposuction to achieve symmetry
- The outer and inner thighs, abdomen and hips on women
- The abdomen and love handles on men
Liposuction can be performed in the following areas:
- The Face
- Upper Arms
Liposuction is not just for looks – it’s can also be used to treat certain medical conditions. These conditions include abnormal enlargement of the male breasts called gynecomastia, benign fatty tumors, excessive sweating in the armpit area, and metabolism problems.
Liposuction & Expectations
Recovery time depends on the amount of fat removed or the area of removal. Your board certified plastic surgeon will discuss ways to maintain your new shape through exercise, diet and lifestyle changes.
You will be able to return to work within a few days or a week depending on how many areas were treated and normal activities within approximately two-three weeks. Bruising, soreness, and swelling will occur for a few weeks. It’s always best to wear your compression garment and do what your surgeon ordered.