If you need to get rid of stubborn fat in a few areas and reshape your body, liposuction is a great option. Liposuction is ideal for men and women near their ideal weight, with pockets of fat that won’t budge despite their efforts at eating healthy and getting regular exercise. But is there any downtime associated with liposuction.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that is done to get rid of unwanted fat in areas such as the tummy, arms, thighs, hips, and back. It is able toreduce the number of fat cells in the targeted area. The procedure is normally done under general anesthesia, and involves the use of a small tube called a cannula, which breaks up the fat deposits. The fat is then removed via a suction attached to the cannula.
Is there any downtime with liposuction?
Yes, you can certainly expect to experience some downtime after your liposuction surgery. There is usually some bruising, pain, and swelling, especially for the first few days. Patients are given pain medication to ease the discomfort, and are fitted with a compression garment to help minimize swelling.However, the swelling can take several months to resolve. The compression garment is worn for 7-10 days.
Most patients need about one week off work, but this may vary based on the extent of the liposuction. More time off may be necessary if you are planning to have multiple areas treated.
Liposuction must always be performed by a capable, qualified board certified plastic surgeon, in order to minimize risks.
Clients in Schaumburg, IL, can contact Paul. C. Dillon, M. D. to learn more about liposuction.
Call us today at 1-888-289-3781to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dillon.