Many people work hard to reach their desired look. Unfortunately, even with a proper diet and exercise, it can be difficult to get rid of stubborn fat. Small pockets of fat around the belly, hips, or other body areas can be quite disconcerting. Fortunately, liposuction is a simple procedure that can help with these stubborn areas and allow more people to reach their body goals.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that can help some individuals get rid of stubborn body fat. As the name suggests, excess fat is removed by suctioning it out of the body. Lipo by Donaldson Plastic Surgery is an option many people can choose to reach their ideal body.
Liposuction is a procedure that can slim and shape areas of the body. It is done by removing excess fat and improving body contours. This procedure is often performed by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon and is often done on an outpatient basis.
Who Should Get a Liposuction Procedure?
Not everyone is a good candidate for liposuction. It is only recommended for adults within 30% of their ideal weight. It is also recommended that these individuals have elastic skin and good muscle tone. Healthy, non-smoking individuals without life-threatening illnesses or conditions that may impair healing are potential candidates for liposuction.
Liposuction is not a weight-loss option. A weight loss program that utilizes a healthy diet and exercise program is the best option for those wanting to reach their ideal body. Liposuction is only for those who suffer from excess fat deposits that do not respond to proper diet and exercise.
How to Prepare for Liposuction
During the liposuction consultation, the doctor will work with the patient to determine their body concerns and their goals. A plan will be developed to address the body concerns of the patient. Each procedure will be fully explained, including any risks of the procedure. Once the procedure date is scheduled, patients will be provided with information to prepare for the procedure.
Preparations for the procedure begin with the patient taking care of themselves until the procedure to ensure they are at their healthiest. A healthier patient has an easier time healing after the procedure. This care includes getting the proper nutrition and fluid intake. It also includes proper exercise and rest.
Patients should also cut unhealthy habits leading up to the surgery. This includes avoiding drinking, smoking, or any other bad habits at least two weeks before the procedure. It is also a good idea to get the home ready for recovery and have a family member or friend ready to assist for the first twenty-four hours.
Post Procedure Care
After the procedure, it is important that patients follow all care instructions they are given to ensure proper healing. Compression garments will be provided and should be used to cover the treated areas and provide supportive comfort after the surgery. Compression is advised for two to four weeks after the procedure to keep swelling at a minimum.
During the first few days after the procedure, there will be some bruising and swelling. Patients will need to apply proper dressings and creams to treat the bruising and swelling. It is important for patients to wash their hands before changing any dressings or applying medications to prevent infections. It is also important to inspect the incision regularly to ensure there are no significant changes.
As with any procedure, there are risks and side effects. The doctor will go over these potential issues and educate the patient on how to identify a serious problem. Following proper care instructions will help ensure a quick recovery.