What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to break down and suck out fat from different parts of the body. The majority of people turn to this procedure to shift stubborn fat that exercise and diet hasn’t managed to target. Liposuction is most commonly performed on the abdomen, thighs, flanks and back and is currently the most popular cosmetic surgery in both the US & UK. Almost half a million procedures are performed in the US every year.
Is Liposuction the Best Way to Lose Weight?
It is important to understand that liposuction is not a medical treatment for obesity. The procedure is purely cosmetic and best suited for those wanting a more shapely appearance. Liposuction is not a long-term solution for weight loss so you must keep to a healthy and balanced diet, combined with exercise, otherwise the fat will just reappear.
What are the Benefits of Liposuction?
In light of the above you are most likely wondering what the actual benefits of liposuction are. Firstly, it yields instant results. As soon as a liposuction procedure is over, the patient will see visible results. Up to 10 pounds of fat can be removed during a standard liposuction session, which results in a noticeably slimmer and shapely body contour.
It can take between one to three months for all swelling and bruising to subside after the procedure and up to six months for skin to tighten around the area where fat has been removed. Final results will be visible after approximately six months. Following recovery, patients can benefit from having a trimmer figure, more definition and muscle tone, a marked reduction in cellulite, and a more youthful appearance.
Understandably, the results of this procedure are not going to be exactly the same for every patient, but almost everyone is able to benefit from a boost in self-confidence and higher self-esteem.
To schedule your free consultation, or for more information about how liposuction can benefit you, contact Irvine Body Contouring today at (949) 701-4454.