Liposuction is the second most common aesthetic surgical procedure performed by plastic surgeons. Just under 300,000 liposuction procedures were performed by plastic surgeons in 2010. This technique is used to remove undesirable fat and improve body contours. Dr. Dass uses liposuction to carefully sculpt the body and bring balance to the overall curves of the body. This surgery is very artistic and very surgeon technique dependent.
Liposuction is not a weight loss tool and it will not make you skinny. The best candidates for liposuction are already involved in a long-term diet and exercise routine. They are already at, or near, their goal weight, but need liposuction to remove stubborn fat deposits that don’t respond well to exercise. Liposuction helps to create the desirable contours that exercise may not allow you to achieve.
Liposuction is generally performed under general anesthesia when multiple areas are treated at the same time or when liposuction is combined with other procedures. Limited areas may be treated under local anesthesia, and this is referred to as tumescent anesthesia for liposuction.
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Everyone is different, but you can expect the recovery time to be about 2 weeks. It is not terribly painful, but you will be sore after the surgery. After surgery, we recommend that you begin walking the same day to reduce your risk of complications. Light cardio exercises may be resumed after about 2 weeks. You will need to wear a compression garment for about 6 weeks after the operation.
Liposuction is real surgery and carries a small risk of complications. Risks of surgery include bleeding and bruising, infection, multiple small scars, fluid collections, asymmetry, contour irregularities, and blood clots. Risks are often dependent on your current medical condition. Dr. Dass performs surgery in an accredited surgical facility to maintain the highest standards for safety. During your consultation, we will discuss your specific risks of surgery.
Call today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dass to determine if you are a good candidate for liposuction.