Liposuction or liposculpture is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in the United States today. This certainly is true in the greater Springfield area. Fat can be suctioned from many areas of the body, most commonly the abdomen, hips, thighs, chest and neck area.
Best results are obtained in individuals who are near normal body weight but have an excess fatty tissue in certain areas. Liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss and indeed cannot produce a dramatic decrease in size in someone who is greatly overweight.
Occasionally when fat is removed through liposuction it can be injected to other areas of the body to fill them out.
In proper individuals liposuction can give dramatic results and a great deal of improvement. Compression garments are normally worn for 2 weeks after surgery and recovery time is based on what is treated and how much fat is removed but generally 1 to 2 weeks are needed to return to normal activities.
Important takeaways for Liposculpture:
- Good candidates are individuals of fairly normal size who have excess fat in certain areas.
- Results can be dramatic and lasting.
- Recovery time depends on what areas are suctioned but generally is faster and easier than large “open” surgical procedures.
- Scarring is minimal compared to regular open surgery.