Things to Know About Liposuction

Liposuction is the most common cosmetic surgery in the US, where more than 400,000 operations are done every year. Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that sucks the fat from a part of the body like the thighs, buttocks and back. The fats are removed by using a hollow instrument, a cannula, by inserting it under the skin. Then, a high pressure vacuum is applied to the cannula.

Why is liposuction done?

Liposuction is done in order to enhance the look of a person. For the person to get the best results from the procedure, the patient will need to prepare with a healthy lifestyle like good diet, regular exercise and a good sleep. However, liposuction is also done to treat some medical conditions like benign fatty tumors and abnormal enlargement of a man’s breasts.

How well does liposuction work?

This type of cosmetic procedure is very effective when it comes to removing fat in small areas. Changes in the person’s contour will also be noticeable after the surgery, and improvements will continue once the swelling goes away. However, the full effects will only be noticeable after several months or a year after the procedure.

What should patients expect after their treatment?

After the procedure, the part that was treated will be wrapped to reduce swelling, pain and bruising. A special girdle or elastic bandages should be used for three to four weeks, and the patient should expect bruising and swelling on the first 7 to 10 days after the procedure.

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