Whether you’re thinking about getting liposuction or anxiously waiting for the day of your procedure, preparing for this surgery can be quite exciting. After no luck through diet and exercise, those stubborn areas of fat will finally be erased. It’s also normal to feel nervous if you haven’t experienced liposuction before.
In order to ease any nerves or questions you might have about this procedure, we’ve gathered some of the most frequently asked questions and answers about liposuction below.
1. What Happens During A Liposuction Procedure?
Prior to the start of the procedure, the surgeon will mark the areas of your body being operated on and take pictures to track progress of your results. The client is given a local or anesthetic before the procedure begins.
A sedative can also be provided to help clients relax. From there a tiny incision is made in each target area, where a thin vacuum-like tub known as a cannula pushes through the fat layer under your skin. This will break up fat cells before they are siphoned out.
2. How Long Will The Procedure Take?
Typically, the liposuction procedure itself takes anywhere from one to four hours, depending on the area(s) being targeted. Clients should expect to be at the facility between 3 to 7 hours to prepare and check out once the procedure is complete.
3. Does Liposuction Hurt?
Because of the anesthetic applied prior to the procedure, you should not feel pain while you are receiving liposuction. Clients should expect to feel some pain after the surgical procedure is complete. Pain during recovery should be minimal and only last a few days.
4. What Should I Be Aware Of When Looking For Institutions That Perform Liposuction?
It’s vital that you find an experienced cosmetic surgeon that prioritizes liposuction procedures in their facility. Knowing how many procedures as well as the different types of liposuction performed are key to finding an experienced surgeon. It’s also important to ask during the consultation to ask what liposuction services or technology the surgeon will be using. This will indicate if the surgeon is staying up to date on the latest procedure and technological developments in liposuction as well.
5. How Long Do Results Last?
While Liposuction is not a replacement for your diet and exercise regime, results can be permanent as long as the client maintains their current body weight. Fat cells are removed during the procedure, but there will always be some that remain. These remaining cells are capable of storing fat after the procedure if you do not maintain your current weight.
It is also possible for other areas of your body to gain weight instead of the treatment areas. Therefore, the main way you can ensure your results stay permanent is through maintaining a healthy balanced diet and regularly exercising.
Seeking Liposuction or Cosmetic Surgery in Chicago, Illinois?
When diet and exercise won’t eliminate stubborn areas of fat around your arms, face, legs or stomach, we’ve got a great way to help remove unwanted fat. Liposuction is a surgical solution that will not only help boost the appearance of your body but your confidence as well.
The Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute’s world renowned Chicago surgeon Dr. Tcheupdjian has perfected his techniques in liposuction through many years of practices and extensive research. From the lower belly and thighs to the armpits, liposuction sculpts your body in ways you’ve dreamed about.
Best of all, you can also combine your liposuction procedure with many of our other services as well. Finally, get the look you’ve always wanted through the Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute.
To schedule your consultation for liposuction, please visit us online or call 312-266-8765.