No matter how hard you try, no matter how much you exercise and diet, there may always be stubborn fat that does not seem to want to go away. There is one way that could help. You can have the body that you’ve always wanted with a little extra help from our surgeons at Georgia Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. When you have trouble spots that will not respond to all of your efforts, liposuction could be the solution that will work best for you.
How Liposuction Can Help You
Liposuction is an option when you have stubborn, excess fat that hangs on, no matter what you do. If you are at your ideal weight but you have fat deposits that are bothering you, liposuction removal could work. Common areas of treatment include:
- Upper arms
What Happens During Liposuction?
Once you’ve discussed your trouble spots with our plastic surgeons, you’ll come in for an outpatient procedure. You may be given either a local or general anesthetic or intravenous sedation. Your surgeon will then make small incisions in the areas that needed to be treated. A thin, hollow tube, called the cannula, will be inserted into the incision. After it is moved back and forth to loosen the deposits of fat, the fat will then be removed by suction. Your incisions will then be closed, and you will be able to enjoy the benefits of your procedure after the recovery process is over.
What to Expect During Recovery from Liposuction
You will go to a recovery room after your liposuction procedure. Once you are cleared to leave, a friend or family member should drive you home. Someone should stay with you for the next 24 hours. Expect fluid retention and swelling after your procedure. Elastic bandages and compression garments are often used to minimize discomfort. You may be given drains as well that will be removed after a short amount of time. You will also need to limit your physical activity as you allow your body to heal. It can take several months before all swelling finally goes down. At that point, you will truly be able to enjoy the benefits of your procedure.
Discuss Liposuction with Your Plastic Surgeon
The best way to find out if liposuction will work for you is to schedule a consultation at Georiga Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. You will be able to pinpoint your trouble spots, ask questions, and discuss your goals for your body. Understand that liposuction is not a weight loss solution and is not advised for anyone who needs to lose a significant amount of weight. Once you have liposuction, you will need to maintain an exercise program and diet plan that will help you to hold on to your results for years to come. Contact Georgia Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery today to learn more.