Liposuction is a procedure that has been around for a long time and yields great body sculpting results for patients. In addition to being a great procedure on its own, it can be combined with other procedures to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat and sculpt the body for more comprehensive results.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is the removal of fat from the body using a suction technique via a thin blunt tipped cannula. This cannula is inserted into the skin in a repetitive motion to target unwanted fat deposits. This technique is done on targeted areas until the desired result is reached.
Who is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
For some patients, diet and exercise can only get them so far with weight loss and body contouring. That’s where liposuction can help. Liposuction is not intended to be used as a dramatic weight loss surgery. Good candidates for this procedure will identify with the following characteristics:
- You have minimal loose skin and still retain a decent amount of skin elasticity
- Your fat deposits are more localized rather than evenly over the whole body
- You are in reasonably good health and are no more than 20 lbs. over your healthy weight.
- You have realistic expectations for the procedure and understand that it corrects fat deposits and not cellulite or skin laxity.
Post Care & Results
Liposuction is typically done on an outpatient basis unless it is done in combination with other procedures then you may be required to stay overnight to be monitored. After the procedure, you will be given a compression garment to provide comfort as well as aid in the healing process. In addition to a compression garment, you will be given an antibiotic to avoid infection. Limiting your physical activity during this time will be very important to ensure a full recovery. Swelling and bruising should fade within two to three weeks.
Dr. Leland M. Deane Plastic Surgery
Dr. Deane looks forward to working with you to find your body contouring solution. Your customized solution and treatment plan is sure to improve your confidence and comfort. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at one of the area locations. Dr. Deane meets his patients in Garden City, Babylon as well as Manhattan.