My West Canton Monthly & My Woodstock Monthly – Febraury 2013
When a person looks in the mirror, it is common to find areas that he or she would like to improve. Plastic surgery allows people to contour the body with long-lasting results. It helps men and women achieve a number of specific cosmetic goals, especially when diet and exercise alone are not producing the desired results.
Liposuction is safer and more effective than ever. Surgeons can now target large and very localized treatment areas with more precision and less trauma. Liposuction involves using a cannula to manually loosen fat and sculpt a better contour in the treatment region. Small, well-hidden stab incisions are placed depending on the area treated. Surgery is performed as outpatient using sedation or general anesthesia.
It takes generally one to three hours for your surgeon to sculpt a new shape using liposuction. After surgery, you are placed in a compression garment to help the skin to conform to its new contour. The results of liposuction are not immediate; they appear gradually as swelling and bruising subsides. Your overall appearance will refine after four to six weeks. Your shape, however, may continue to improve over the next six months or even up to a year after surgery. Proper weight management and a healthy active lifestyle will keep your new shape in top form for years to come.
What you need to know:
- Any doctor, regardless of specialty or training, can purchase liposuction equipment. Make sure you choose a specially trained board-certified plastic surgeon to perform any liposuction of the face or body.
- Liposuction is not a weight-loss alternative.
- The benefits of liposuction are permanent as long as you maintain your weight.
A great body can’t always be achieved through diet and fitness alone. Heredity, weight fluctuation, pregnancy and aging can influence the shape and tone of every part of your body — from the arms, breasts and tummy to the buttocks, hips and thighs. However, liposuction can help you get the sexy curves you deserve. Check with your preferred board-certified plastic surgeon’s office about a complimentary consultation and consider your body-contouring options to improve the curves and bulges that are beyond your control.