If you are unhappy with your appearance because of stubborn body fat, then now is the perfect time to start thinking about professional fat reduction treatments. Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world, and it has allowed millions of people to achieve their weight loss goals. Here is a quick look at just a few of the benefits of liposuction and what you can do to get ready for your initial consultation.
The Truth About Stubborn Fatty Tissue
There are quite a few reasons why so many people struggle with fat in areas such as the abdomen, flanks and back. Even with a personalized diet and exercise program, your body will do everything it can to preserve pockets of fat. It uses that tissue as an emergency source of energy, and you can’t spot treat fat with specific exercises or diets. You might have to stick to a weight loss program for years before you see any changes to your midsection.
Liposuction is a relatively straightforward procedure, but patients should spend some time familiarizing themselves with the exact steps that are taken to remove the fat. During your initial consultation, our specialist will give you more information regarding what you can expect from the procedure.
After the anesthetic has completely numbed the area, our plastic surgeon will make one or more small incisions just outside of the treatment site. A small rod known as a cannula then suctions out the fat while leaving the remaining soft tissue undamaged. In some cases, patients have other procedures such as lifts and tucks carried out at the same time. Combining these procedures gives us the ability to address issues such as loose skin and uneven muscle mass. The final step is to suture the area closed and cover the area with a compression band.
The Benefits of Lipo
Fat is physically withdrawn from the patient’s body, which means the results can remain permanent as long as the patient doesn’t gain weight in the future. We suggest that all our patients stick to a practical and effective diet and exercise program in the weeks leading up to the surgery so that they can maintain their weight once they have recovered. With modern medical technology, many patients fully recover within just a few weeks of this procedure, and you should be able to start exercising once the stitches have been removed.
Your New Body
No one should ever feel as if they no longer have control over their appearance. Liposuction is a safe and effective way to sculpt the body you have always wanted, and that is why our team at Transformations Plastic Surgery is proud to offer this procedure to all residents of Chicago and the surrounding communities. Please feel free to call us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about this popular fat loss procedure.