Atlanta Residents Ask: What Areas Can Be Treated with Liposuction?
Liposuction is a pretty amazing aesthetic procedure for unwanted fat. Liposuction techniques have evolved over the years, and now you can remove stubborn fat, sculpt remaining fat and eliminate fat from delicate areas of the body.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes pockets of fat from the face and body. In the most basic sense, liposuction involves loosening the excess subcutaneous fat that is part of your skin and suctioning it out of the body. A solution is injected into the treatment areas prior to the procedure to make it easier to dislodge the fat from the soft tissues. This technique minimizes tissue trauma, downtime and recovery.
Areas that Can Be Treated with Liposuction
Waist and flanks
Liposuction techniques can also be used to sculpt the fat to create contours. This is a popular technique in the abdominal area and chest. The fat in sculpted in a way that mimics the look of muscle tone.
What Cannot Be Treated with Liposuction?
Liposuction is not a weight loss solution, so it cannot help you lose the pounds. You should be near your ideal weight for at least one year before having liposuction to remove small areas of stubborn fat.
Why You Should Consider Liposuction
Liposuction is a minimally-invasive procedure that removes stubborn fat. This type of fat is typically the last that your body loses as part of a healthy, active lifestyle. You may lose the fat with diet and exercise, but it could take years.
After Your Liposuction Procedure
Liposuction does require some downtime and recovery, and the length depends on the extent of the procedure. For the first few days, you rest at home with limited activities. You can then resume some activities, such as going back to work if you have a sedentary job. Activity restrictions typically last two weeks. During that time, the area will feel tender and swollen. You may need to adjust your sleep position to prevent placing pressure on the tissues.
Liposuction does not prevent you from developing new fat around the treatment area, so you will need to follow a healthy lifestyle that includes nutritious foods and plenty of exercise.
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