How much time do you put into the way you look every day? While this number is different for everyone, investing some time into your appearance can really help you to go out into the world more confidently and feel better about yourself. I started going to spas and salons a few months back, and it was really nifty to see how many services they offered that could really improve my life. I decided that it would be incredible to work with other people to teach them about spas and salons, since they can make you feel renewed and refreshed.
If you wish you could get rid of fat that's settled on your abdomen or elsewhere on your body, talk to a cosmetic doctor about procedures that can help. They may recommend a liposuction treatment. Liposuction can give you quicker and better results than a non-surgical fat removal treatment. Here's what you should know.
Liposuction Removes Subcutaneous Fat
Liposuction removes fat that's under your skin. It doesn't go deep enough to remove fat around your organs. Your doctor assesses how your fat is placed on your body to determine if liposuction would help you. They'll also consider your skin. You'll get the best results if your skin still has an elastic quality that allows it to tighten after the fat is removed.
Liposuction Can Be Done On Several Body Areas
While it's popular to have liposuction done on the stomach area, you can have a liposuction treatment on a double chin, underarm area, back, thighs, muffin top, and just about anywhere there is excess fat you'd like to have removed.
If you want fat removed from more than one body area, your doctor might work on multiple areas during a single visit. However, there is a limit to how much fat the doctor can remove at once, so you may need multiple treatment visits rather than doing multiple body areas during one visit.
Liposuction can also be combined with other treatments. For instance, you might want liposuction and a tummy tuck done at the same time.
Full Recovery Could Take Weeks
You'll probably be able to go back to work in a week or two depending on how much fat you had removed and how well your recovery goes. You might start light exercise right away. You'll need to restrict strenuous work or activities until your doctor says you can resume all activity.
You'll probably have some soreness for a few days. In addition, there will be swelling that might keep you from seeing the results of your liposuction treatment. As the swelling goes down, your skin may look loose, but your skin should tighten up in the weeks to come.
If you want a liposuction treatment to sculpt your body for a special event, such as a honeymoon, be sure to plan the procedure weeks or months in advance so you have time to fully recover and for your body to adjust to its new sculpted shape.
When you have an initial visit with a cosmetic doctor to see if you're a good candidate for liposuction, be sure to ask them questions about what you can expect with surgery, recovery, and the results you'll get. Knowing what to expect can make the procedure easier to go through and help you be realistic about your results.