Liposuction is commonly used to help reduce the amount of excess fat that is found in the body.
The process includes suctioning fat out of the body and is performed exclusively by plastic surgeries.
In some cases, liposuction is also used to smooth out uneven portions of the body or to shape body part such as the breasts, abdomen, and buttocks that exercise has not been able to correct.
Most people turn to liposuction for cosmetic reasons but some people with severe obesity or pronounced deformities will turn to liposuction as a solution.
Many people commonly think that having liposuction done is as simple as heading into a doctor’s office and heading back out due to the popularity of shows such as Dr.90210.
However, this is a misconception as there are risks and processes that a patient must understand before liposuction can be performed which are not discussed at great length.
For example, most doctors will require a preliminary consultation in which the plastic surgeon decides if the patient is medically and psychologically fit for the procedure.
After this there is usually a waiting period before the surgery so that the patient and their spouse can consider if liposuction is the right choice.
Plastic surgeons also impose the waiting period so that patients have time to adequately assess the risks associated with liposuction although serious problems have grown rarer there can still be complications.
For example, liposuction sometimes causes burning in the area suctioned, fluid imbalances can occur during liposuction that cause heart or kidney problems, and in some occasions the probe that the plastic surgeon uses for the procedure can puncture a vital organ causing fatalities or at the very least an additional surgery.
All of these risks and a few more need to be properly considered and should serve as a warning on why you should do a proper deal of research before choosing your plastic surgeon.
Additionally, infections and skin death that results in altered or no sensation are also risks that are more commonly associated with liposuction. Even if the liposuction surgery goes well oftentimes the recovery time period from liposuction may not be what you are prepared for.
Unlike TV where people walk into the plastic surgeon’s office and walk out looking great, the recovery time takes a few weeks in which you may feel and look worse than you did before the surgery.
Immediately after surgery it will actually look as if you got larger in the area that was operated on due to swelling and for the next two weeks you must wear special compression garments over the areas that were suctioned in order to control the swelling and bleeding.
However, after a few weeks you will begin to feel like yourself again and with a regular exercise and diet plan will be able to enjoy the lasting effects of liposuction.