If you have stubborn fat on various parts of your body that isn’t responding to diet and exercise, you may want to consider liposuction. Liposuction is a fat reduction technique that is sought out by men and women desiring to get rid of unwanted fat, and sculpt a slimmer, trimmer figure. But what is the procedure like, and is there any recovery time associated with liposuction?
Traditional liposuction is done under general anesthesia, as an outpatient procedure.Acannula is inserted under the skin through tiny incisions that are made near to the fat. The cannula breaks up the fat deposits, and is removed using a suction device. It can take 3-4 months to see final results from liposuction. Liposuction is commonly done on the abdomen, flanks, thighs, andupper arms.
Is there any recovery time associated with Liposuction?
You can certainly expect some downtime after your liposuction procedure. This usually ranges from 5-7 days, but may vary depending on the number of areas treated. After surgery patients can expect to experience some pain, swelling, and tenderness. The pain is most intense for the first 3 days.
Swelling is the side-effect that usually lasts the longest, but patients are required to wear a compression garment for about one week, and this will help to help minimize it. Patients are generally able to return to work after 7 days, as most of the swelling should have resolved by this time. However, there will be some residual swelling that can last for several weeks.
Liposuction is available in Silver Spring, MD at the offices of board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul C. Dillon. Dr. Dillon utilizes the latest techniques to perform liposuction, and create the shape you desire.
Call today to schedule a free consultation, or book your appointment online at silverspring.paulcdillonmd.com/liposuction-2/.