Liposuction surgery is a body contouring technique that extracts pockets of fat from upper arms, abdomen, hips and thighs, through a steel suction tube called a cannula.
Liposuction surgery varies depending on whether you are combining liposuction with other plastic surgery procedures, or what your cosmetic goals include. It has been deemed the most popular and safest treatment in the past decades because of its many technological advances.
Are You a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
It is important that you have realistic expectations if you are considering having liposuction surgery. Dramatic results are not as always as obvious as some may have first believed.
Success of liposuction cosmetic surgery is dependent on many factors such as your overall health condition, your weight, skin elasticity, and age.
Liposuction cosmetic surgery is not recommended for those who have a history of restricted blood flow or blood clots, a history of artery or heart problems, diabetes, and those with a weakened immune system.
You are a good candidate, however, if you have certain trouble areas such as the butt, thighs and abdomen, that won’t respond to exercise and diet changes, have elastic skin, and are at a healthy, normal weight.
Liposuction surgery is also helpful for men suffering from male breast development or women who wish to have a breast reduction.
How to Choose a Liposuction Surgeon
You should research different practitioners in your area before choosing a liposuction surgeon. You’ll need to find out how many liposuction surgery the cosmetic surgeon has conducted in the past, view before and after photos of previous patients, and ask lots of questions.
Be on the lookout for exaggerated claims and hard sells; a good surgeon always relies on his or her skills rather than overblown promises.
Liposuction Cost and Financing
The price of cosmetic liposuction varies depending on your surgeon, the area(s) of the body you wish to target, and the type you choose. Typically, techniques run $1,500 to $7,500.
Your total cost will depend on how many procedures you have. Usually, liposuction surgery is not covered by health insurance and must be paid in full using different financing options.
Risks and Benefits
The liposuction surgery is usually performed in a plastic surgery clinic, and like any plastic surgery, involves some risks. Although complications are rare, they do include negative reactions to anesthesia, seizures, nerve damage and infection.
There is also the risk of adverse side effects such as scarring and bruising. On the other hand, benefits of cellulite and fat extraction include an overall confidence, higher self-esteem and an improved appearance.
Maintaining Your Figure
After the liposuction surgery is complete and you are fully recovered, it is vital to exercise for at least 30 minutes three to five times a week and stick to a moderate diet plan. Not only will you maintain your figure, but you’ll help prevent the onset of certain diseases which will increase your overall health.