Liposuction is designed to eliminate fat deposits that are not responding to diet and exercise. It is usually chosen to contour areas such as the abdomen, buttocks, back, and even the neck, face, arms, and breasts. It is not designed to be a weight loss solution.
There may be some concerns you have about the liposuction procedure. Often, patients have notions about liposuction that may be scaring them away from committing to this very successful procedure. Here’s a look at five things that may be misunderstood about the liposuction procedure.
Large Incisions Aren’t Required
Many people think liposuction requires large incisions. With modern contouring liposuction, only small incisions are required. With today’s liposuction techniques, only small needles or cannulas are required for injection of the tumescent solution and the following suction procedure. These tiny incisions will leave little to no scarring.
Liposuction Won’t Leave Scars, Lumps, or Dimpling
By choosing a highly qualified, board certified surgeon such as Dr. Wright, your risk of these complications and side effects are greatly reduced. Surgeons who are highly skilled at liposuction understand the process and can offer smooth contours and the best results.
There Will Be Little to No Pain and Bruising
Some patients fear excessive pain or bruising from liposuction. While some bruising may occur, it will be relatively minor. Additionally, pain associated with the liposuction will also be minimal and us usually treated with over-the-counter pain relievers.
Short Recovery and Down Times
With modern liposuction procedures, your recovery period will be short. Depending upon your treatment area, you will usually be able to return to your regular routine within a few days. You will be instructed to wear compression garments during your recovery to speed healing and ensure good results.
Liposuction is More Affordable Than Ever
While most insurance plans do not cover cosmetic procedures such as liposuction, this procedure is usually affordable and far less expensive than most people think. Also, most surgeons and clinics will work with you to help you finance your procedure through outlets such as CreditCare. It is important that you choose a physician with the best credentials, rather than the one that is the cheapest — as is usual, you get what you pay for.
At the Laser Lipo and Vein Center, we will work with you to help you understand the liposuction procedure to help allay any fears that you may have. Call us today for a complimentary consultation to discuss your liposuction options.