Body fat is an often-misunderstood subject. Plenty of diet gurus and fitness instructors will try to tell you that you can “spot reduce” stubborn fat deposits by drinking green smoothies or doing hundreds of crunches. The truth of the matter is that where we carry our body fat is genetic. How much fat we have is indeed dictated by diet and exercise, but you may still be left with fat that seems impossible to get rid of. As fat is an essential nutrient, losing too much body fat can put your health at risk. If you feel like you have done just about all you can do with your nutrition and workouts and still have small, stubborn fat deposits, liposuction can give you great results.
The Liposuction Procedure
Liposuction is usually performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning you likely won’t need to spend the night at the hospital or surgical center. When you arrive, you will check in and change into a surgical gown. From there, the stubborn fat will be broken up and removed from your body. After the fat has been removed, you are then taken to a recovery room. From there you will be given instructions on proper post-procedure care.
The Limitations of Liposuction
Now that you understand how liposuction is done, it’s important to also understand that it is only a good option for small fat deposits. Liposuction cannot be used for large deposits of fat, and it has no effect at all on sagging, loose skin. If you have lost a lot of weight and have droopy skin with small fat deposits beneath it, liposuction can be paired with a tummy tuck to get you a better result. If you are already fit and trim with small fat deposits, liposuction may be the perfect choice for you.
Recovering from Liposuction
Most people who receive liposuction are completely healed in the weeks following the procedure. For the first weeks of your recovery period, the surgical areas will likely be very bruised and colorful. It’s perfectly normal and will fade on its own. You may need to sleep and rest more than usual during your recovery period, too. As your body heals, you will note your energy returning.
If you have tried everything you can think of to get rid of stubborn fat deposits, liposuction may be just the answer to your problem. Call or contact our office today to schedule a confidential and informative consultation. At Palmer Cosmetic Surgery, we are committed to helping our clients achieve their aesthetic goals and look forward to assisting you.