Before and After Liposuction

If you are considering liposuction, there are a variety of laser liposuction that will show a significant difference on your body before and after the procedure. Laser procedures like liposculpture, Smartlipo, liposhifting and fat transfer, that you can have body fat permanently removed, reshaped, or smooth and tighten skin, all in your cosmetic surgeon's office.

These procedures require:

• No general anesthesia or IV required

• Minimal downtime

• No stitches

Smart lipo is an amazing new way that you can have unwanted body fat removed with minimal pain. There are no bulky tubes or uncomfortable office visits that were once necessary for liposuction, because SmartLipo has smaller instruments and a unique technology that zaps fat cells for contouring and reshaping areas of the that include the abdomen, love handles, backs, thighs, hips, knees, arms, neck and chin.

Tumescent liposuction is also called standard liposuction, liposuction, lipoplasty, liposculpture, liposculption, and suction-assisted lipoplasty. If you have this type of procedure, your surgeon will fill your fat cells with tumescent saline solution and a local anesthetic. Next, the fat is suctioned with long thin rods. The procedure can be performed through a few small incisions, which are hidden within your natural skin creases. The tumescent technique reduces blood loss and alleviates pain. The local anesthesia can be supplemented with intravenous sedation or general anesthesia.


• Drink adequate amounts of liquids to prevent dehydration

• Avoid alcoholic beverages for 48 hours before and after surgery

• Wear compression garments as suggested to prevent slow healing and excessive drainage

• Don't apply ice-packs or a heating pad to skin overlying the liposuctioned areas

• Don't soak in a bath, Jacuzzi, swimming pool, or the ocean for at least 7 days after surgery in order to minimize the risk of infection

Recovery from liposuction can be uncomfortable, but most people are back to work within 10 days. During the first few weeks most people experience varying degrees of pain, burning, swelling and temporary numbness. Pain medications can alleviate any discomfort that you may be experiencing and a body-compression garment will minimize swelling. You will need to refrain from any exercise other than walking for about a week after the procedure. Slowly work your way back to your old exercise routine.

Although the new shape of your body usually begins to emerge in the first few weeks, some swelling may remain for several months. Major weight gain or loss after liposuction can produce skin surface irregularities. The final result may not be clear until 6 months after surgery.

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