When healthy eating and tough workouts fail to get rid of persistent fat, or you have stubborn problem areas that seem resistant to diet and exercise, it may be time to take a new approach to getting in shape. At Cosmetic Surgery Center in Oklahoma City, experienced cosmetic specialists Dr. Trent Fogleman and Dr. Paul Benien Jr. provide liposuction body contouring surgery to get you the body you’ve always wanted. To learn more, call or book your appointment online today.
Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure that targets common areas of diet- and exercise-resistant fat, allowing you to effectively sculpt away unwanted fat and get the physique you desire.
The procedure, which is done under general anesthesia, requires a small incision in each treatment area to accommodate the liposuction device, a thin tube called a cannula.
The tube, which is attached to a vacuum device, is inserted through the incision and moved around beneath your skin. As the cannula targets fat deposits to break them down, the vacuum suctions them out, safely and effectively.
Although there are a variety of liposuction techniques, all forms of liposuction surgery use suction to remove fat.
Liposuction is a versatile treatment that’s effective for getting rid of stubborn localized fat deposits on many areas of the body, including:
Although liposuction can take care of persistent fat in these areas, the procedure doesn’t remove cellulite, and it can’t tighten loose skin.
If you have cellulite or loose skin, you can combine liposuction with other procedures, such as an arm lift or a tummy tuck, in a treatment plan that’s designed to help you achieve the best possible results.
As a sculpting tool, liposuction is an ideal solution if you have stubborn pockets of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise, or if you have localized areas of fat that seem disproportionate with the rest of your body.
Because liposuction isn’t a weight loss tool, however, it shouldn’t be considered an alternative to diet and exercise, or as a solution to obesity.
Liposuction may be an excellent option if:
The healing process following liposuction typically takes several weeks, so it’s important to follow post-procedure instructions to make the speediest recovery. This may include wearing a compression garment for a certain period.
You should be up and about within a day or two of surgery, but you may want to stay away from work for several days following your procedure. You should also avoid any strenuous activities, including vigorous workouts, for about a month, or until your doctor gives you the go-ahead to resume normal activities.
Although you won’t see full results right after your procedure, you’ll notice a slimmer, more contoured shape in each treatment area as the swelling subsides and your body heals.
*Individual results may vary