Liposuction remains one of the most popular methods for eliminating stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. It is a surgical procedure that can slim and sculpt almost any area of the body while also providing long-lasting results.
There are multiple liposuction techniques available to patients and the method used by the surgeon depends on the results desired by the patient as well as the area being treated and the amount of fat scheduled to be removed during the actual liposuction procedure.
The genetics of a person are often the reason that unwanted fat is hard to get rid of via exercise and diet. In addition, the gender of a person is also responsible for the distribution of fat in a person. In general, males tend to accumulate fat that is located on the lower third of their face and they also see an increase in intra-abdominal fat (like a pot belly) that cannot be treated with liposuction. On the other hand, women often put on extra fat in areas such as the lower abdomen, arms, hips and thighs. These are areas that can be treated using liposuction.
The first step in the liposuction process is scheduling a consultation appointment with a board-certified doctor. The surgeon will examine the patient in order to determine which liposuction technique can best achieve the desired results. The doctor will also make sure the patient has realistic results in mind so the person will not be disappointed by the outcome of the surgery.
While there are multiple types of liposuction that can be performed by a doctor, some results will be visible immediately after the procedure. Patients might experience some bruising and swelling for two to three to six months that might prevent some of the results from being seen as the patient heals. Once the bruising and swelling goes down, the amount of tightening achieved by the skin can be seen by the patient and it will also be visible to others. In order to maintain the results of liposuction, patients are advised to follow a diet and exercise plan on a regular basis.