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Liposuction Frequently Asked Questions

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a well-known procedure for eliminating extra fat that typically penetrates places that are resistant to diets and exercise. Even if you follow the diet and exercise routine, it might not be enough to get rid of stubborn fat, which is typically located around the legs, hips, buttocks, stomach, chin, and neck.

Everything we do at Skin Secrets is sterile. Our typical patients are not particularly tall people with narrow waists and thighs that protrude significantly. Nowadays, everyone aspires to have a curvier appearance and a shapely physique with a round butt. The goal is to make the patient appear rounder and more full-figured from behind.

You can remove the extra fat layers and bumps that refuse to go away despite your best efforts with liposuction surgery, also known as liposculpture. This body contouring technique, skillfully applied at the Skin Secrets , can successfully resolve this issue and give you a lean figure.

Am I a good candidate for liposuction?

You are a candidate for liposuction surgery if you don’t have any serious health conditions and desire to have accumulated fat in certain areas of your body removed. During a consultation, Dr. Greta McLaren will address your worries and assist you in determining whether liposuction is the best operation for your aesthetic goals.

Although liposuction is a reliable procedure for creating a natural-looking body contour, the procedure is not intended to be a means of weight loss. The best candidates for the aforementioned treatment are those who are at or near their target weight and only have sporadic pockets of fat. Additionally, those interested in liposuction should also have fair skin that is elastic.

What parts of the body can I have liposuction performed on?

Liposuction is used to remove fat from body parts that are difficult to lose through a particular diet and exercise routine, such as the:

Liposuction doesn’t make skin consistency issues or cellulite dimpling worse. Also, stretch marks cannot be removed with liposuction.

Is liposuction safe?

It is extremely safe for a board-certified doctor to conduct tumescent liposuction under local, IV, or general anesthesia. Based on the number of regions being treated and the anticipated volume of fat to be removed, the type of anesthetic would be chosen.

Liposuction is one of the safest surgical treatments available today. The technique is minimally invasive; a tiny skin incision is made to insert the liposuction cannula, a slender stainless-steel tube used to remove subcutaneous fat.

Am I too old for liposuction?

Candidacy is more influenced by skin tone than by age. The contraction of the skin above is a crucial step in liposuction. It’s one thing to remove the fat, but if the skin doesn’t tighten, the treatment might leave you with flabby, drooping skin. The suppleness of the skin is therefore essential for a successful operation. The surgery produces less remarkable outcomes as people age since our skin loses its suppleness as we become older.

How much fat can be removed with liposuction?

The purpose of liposuction is to remove fat deposits in the targeted regions and create an attractive body. The treated area and your present weight are the determining factors once more. Lipo is frequently referred to as liposculpture and is regarded as body sculpting because it is not a weight loss surgery.

What are the differences between liposuction and a tummy tuck?

Compared to liposuction, tummy tucks require more extensive treatments. A stomach tuck reconstructs the muscles of the abdomen and eliminates extra skin, whereas lipo merely removes extra fat.

How does a patient prepare for liposuction surgery?

For the days leading up to liposuction, your doctor will give you instructions. Ask a family member or friend you can trust to drive you to and from the office clinic and to help you with post procedure care. Aspirin and other blood-thinning medications should be ceased before the procedure. 

At our office there is no need to not eat or drink 12 hours prior to surgery.  In fact, because patients are awake but medicated for the procedure, we recommend a light breakfast for better resorption of the medication.

What happens during the liposuction procedure?

A cannula is inserted by the surgeon through a series of tiny skin incisions into the fat pocket that is immediately beneath the skin. This cannula is connected to a syringe or suction that removes the fat. Since the procedure is normally performed as an outpatient, even if you are given anesthesia, you will return home the same day.

Will the fat that has been removed grow back?

Although the fat cells eliminated by liposuction are irreversibly gone, we advise maintaining a steady weight to prevent fresh fat from accumulating in troubled regions. To aid obtain long-lasting benefits, make sure to exercise and maintain a balanced diet.

What will happen to the excess skin?

You will have extra skin after the extra fat is taken out. Your skin is a flexible, dynamic organ that can contract and adopt the contours of your new body shape. Rarely, if your skin doesn’t shrink, the extra skin may need to be removed during a different procedure.

What is the recovery like?

To reduce swelling and reshape features, compression bandages or dressings are applied to the areas requiring repair. Bruising, numbness, swelling, or burning sensations are common liposuction aftereffects, but they usually go away within a few days or weeks. Within a week, the majority of people are comfortable returning to their regular modest exercise routines and non-strengthening work.

Fortunately, compared to other body reshaping procedures, recuperation from liposuction surgery is frequently much quicker and more tolerable.

Will there be scarring?

Scars are minute or invisible due to the small size of the current cannula (microcannula). The degree of redness will depend on the flexibility of the skin and how many insertion points are required for the treatment; it will subside with time. 

What postsurgical and follow-up care is necessary?

To lessen puffiness and hasten recovery, compression garments are worn. For optimum healing, you can schedule any particular care with your surgeon. Depending on your circumstances, Dr. Greta McLaren may just require one or two post-procedure appointments to ensure that everything is healing as planned or, if many areas were treated, you may need multiple follow-up visits. You and your care team will be on the lookout for any post-surgical fluid accumulation in the areas treated after your liposuction operation. For a good, long-lasting flat outcome, fluid pockets that are present can be easily aspirated during a follow-up visit.

Will I gain the fat back after liposuction?

The eliminated fat cells do not regrow. Even though not all fat cells are eliminated after liposuction, it is possible to regain weight in some locations, but this usually happens in other parts of the body first.

Premier Medical Spa and Anti-Aging Clinic in Cape Coral, Florida

Look no further than Skin Secrets in Cape Coral, Florida for a top-notch, luxury MedSpa experience. Dr. Greta McLaren and her skilled team specialize in minimally invasive, non-surgical procedures and treatments that are tailored to your specific requirements and goals. Dr. McLaren has had significant training in both cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery for over 30 years. She is a laser surgeon and aesthetic medicine specialist who is regarded as an expert and has been invited to teach her aesthetic talents to other physicians around the country. She belongs to the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery as well as the American Society for Photodynamic Therapy.

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