Top Liposuction FAQ’s
Liposuction is the number one most requested procedure because it can sculpt the body into a sleek, beautiful, and desired shape. Many individuals choose liposuction to help them achieve their desired body because of the procedure’s many benefits. Here are some liposuction FAQ’s to help you learn more about liposuction:
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes localized fat deposits from the body that are difficult to eliminate with just diet and exercise. This procedure surgically removes the excess fat with a thin, straw-like instrument called a cannula. The cannula is inserted into the fat layer under the skin, where it is manipulated within the layers to remove unwanted fatty deposits. The results correct bulging and fatty areas into more attractive contours.
Is Liposuction Safe?
Liposuction is a completely safe procedure that consistently delivers satisfying and noticeable results. Dr. Chiu performs minimally invasive liposuction with local or general anesthesia. Additionally, Dr. Chiu’s specialized skills and technique greatly minimize any possible risks during surgery. Upon consultation, our team will familiarize you with any risks involved and ensure that you are physically fit to undergo surgery.
Who is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
For certain individuals, exercise and diet is not enough to get rid of areas with stubborn fat. A good candidate for liposuction can relate to the following:
- A minimal amount of excess skin and good skin elasticity. Lack of skin elasticity can compromise liposuction results.
- Localized deposits of fat in your abdomen, arms, thighs and/or neck.
- A good candidate is physically fit. It is best that the individual is no more than 20 pounds overweight. If you are planning to lose or gain a significant amount of weight, you should do so before the procedure.
- It is best to be closest to your ideal weight before undergoing liposuction.
Is Liposuction is Designed for Weight Loss?
Liposuction should not be viewed as a method to lose weight. It is designed to remove localized fat that has been unresponsive to diet and regular exercise or that has been genetically predisposed to accumulate in a specific area of the body. Patients should be as close to their ideal weight as possible to ensure the best results.
Can Liposuction Treat Cellulite?
Although liposuction can make your cellulite less visible, cellulite cannot be completely removed because it is not localized fat that this procedure is designed for. If it’s a concern for you, consult Dr. Chiu to discuss treatment options for reducing the appearance of cellulite.
How Do I Maintain the Results of Liposuction?
While liposuction removes the fat cells permanently from the treated area, the fat cells in other parts of the body continue to naturally thrive. To keep your body fit and lean after liposuction, a healthy diet and regular exercise will help you to maintain the amazing results of your liposuction procedure.
If you are concerned about weight gain after your procedure, you can discuss diet and exercise options with your doctor. Making a commitment to maintain your health regimen will ensure long-lasting results as well as maximize your investment.
What Can I Expect After the Procedure?
After your procedure, post-operative instructions will be provided. You will wear a compression garment regularly to help reduce swelling. It works by compressing the skin as it re-adjusts after the liposuction procedure. It is important to wear compression garments regularly as skin tissue needs to be supported and sculpted for proper re-shaping to occur. Pain medication will be prescribed to ease any swelling and discomfort.
After the first week, patients are usually able to return to work and light activities. Active stretching is advised. Strenuous exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided. Swelling and bruising will begin to resolve during this week. 6 months after the procedure, all residual swelling will have dissipated. Final results will be apparent, though tightening of the tissues will continue for the rest of the year.
Choosing the Right Surgeon
Known as “The Curve Creator,” Dr. Chiu is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive skill and experience performing liposuction for thousands of satisfied patients. He possesses a keen eye for aesthetics and the medical knowledge to achieve beautiful results. Dr. Chiu and his qualified staff are dedicated to patient safety, satisfaction, and comfort. To help you make the best decisions when it comes to your cosmetic needs, schedule a consultation with Dr. Chiu.