Do you have questions about Liposuction? You are not alone! Liposuction is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the US and has been known to help patients achieve comfort and confidence like never before. Check out a few of the most popular questions about Liposuction:
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure created to remove excess fatty areas from your body. These are typically areas that haven’t responded to diet and exercise and can include: abdomen, upper arms, buttocks, chest/back, hips/thighs, chin and neck.
This procedure comes in a few forms such as: tumescent liposuction, dry liposuction, ultrasound liposuction power-assisted liposuction, and laser assisted lipolysis. The most common form of liposuction is tumescent liposuction. This is when a plastic surgeon pumps saline into a fatty area and then the fat is carefully suctioned out through small tubes.
Is Liposuction Surgery Dangerous?
Since Liposuction is a surgical procedure, there are many questions associated with its safety. Like other surgical procedures, there’s always a risk for medical complications like reactions to anesthesia, infection, etc. However, with skilled professionals and proper before and after care, these types of complications are avoidable.
What Is Recovery Like?
As with any surgical procedure, recovery varies from person to person. However, in general most people are able to return to light activity and work within about a week after the treatment. Any strenuous exercise will need to cease for about a month, though – to ensure full recovery! Your surgeon should provide you with a thorough list of post-surgery care practices.
If you have additional questions about liposuction, feel free to reach out to your plastic surgeon expert at Dr. Banis Plastic Surgery office. You can call us at 502.589.8000 or schedule an appointment online today!