What Liposuction Can Achieve
Enhancement of Body ContoursLiposuction is not a substitute for weight loss, but it can help patients who have lost weight finish their transformation with some subtle body contouring. Even if a patient hasn’t experienced major weight loss, liposuction can result in a more sculpted look and a slimmer, more attractive shape.
Specifically Targeted Fat RemovalWhen individuals exercise and lose weight, they cannot usually control how their body responds to those efforts. As a result, fat can remain in undesired areas. Liposuction provides a specifically targeted approach to fat removal, and the precision available with the procedure means that body shape and contouring is tailored and customized to each patient.
Increased Self-ConfidenceStubborn fat deposits can be frustrating for those who are trying hard to achieve their desired look. This lack of progress can result in disappointment and doubt about future success. It may even prevent individuals from wearing specific clothes or engaging in certain activities. With liposuction, people can see the results that have eluded them and begin to feel more positive about their appearance.
Common Liposuction Treatment Sites
RecoveryYou will experience swelling and soreness immediately following your procedure. After undergoing liposuction, you will have to wear compression garments for at least six weeks to minimize swelling. Your ability to resume regular activities will depend on your individual procedure. You will begin to see results immediately, but they will not be fully visible due to swelling. It can take up to six months for your final results to become obvious.
ScarsIncisions used for liposuction are very small, and Dr. Boll is careful to hide them in easily concealed locations. During your consultation with Dr. Boll, she will explain the most appropriate locations for incisions. However, there is no guarantee that scars will not be visible, though if they are, they will likely fade over time.
CostLiposuction procedure costs will vary depending on multiple factors such as how many sites are being targeted and whether liposuction is done in conjunction with any other procedure. You will receive an estimate for your individualized procedure during your consultation appointment. There are also multiple options for financing and pre-payment available.
PainYou will likely experience soreness after your procedure that can last up to a week or more. This will also depend on how many sites were targeted, how much fat was removed, and what other procedures were performed. You can treat this with pain medication as needed.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the risks associated with a liposuction procedure?
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with liposuction. These include:
- Swelling and bruising
- Fluid Retention
- Loss of sensation
- Irregular pigmentation
- Rippling or loose skin
All risks will be discussed with you at your consultation with Dr. Boll.
How long will liposuction results last?
Liposuction is the permanent removal of fat from your body. Those results will remain. However, should you gain any significant weight, new fat cells can accumulate in the areas previously targeted by your liposuction procedure. For this reason, you should be close to your ideal weight and continue to live a healthy lifestyle post-surgery.
Why should I be close to my ideal weight before undergoing liposuction?
Liposuction is not designed to be a weight loss tool; the purpose of liposuction is to remove pockets of fat that have proven resistant to diet and exercise. Dr. Boll targets specific, localized areas of fat to help shape and contour your body. It’s recommended that you be close to your ideal weight. In your consultation with Dr. Boll, she can determine if you are a good candidate for liposuction.
Why are compression garments necessary after liposuction?
Compression garments aid in the recovery process by minimizing swelling after the procedure, which helps with your overall recovery. They also help your body maintain its new contour in the weeks immediately following the procedure. Dr. Boll will have you wear compression garments for about six weeks, but this will depend on the exact nature of your procedure.