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Everything You Need to Know about Liposuction

by | Mar 1, 2020 | Blog, Body Contouring, Plastic Surgery

Liposuction in Nashville, TNFor years, liposuction has been a trusted technique for removing excess fat from the body. As one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, this convenient and straightforward approach has been known to help men and women alike finally achieve the figure they’ve been working for. Whether it’s used alone or in combination with other body sculpting techniques, liposuction delivers impressive, natural results. So if you’ve been considering liposuction and are ready to learn more, here is everything you need to know:

What Areas Can Liposuction Address?

The best news about liposuction is that it can be used in a variety of areas. This includes the neck, double chin, upper arms, breasts–for men and women–outer thighs, back, abdomen, love handles and more. Given the fact that liposuction is effective in so many different parts of the body, there is a high chance that it will work for you. However, if you have questions regarding whether or not this procedure is appropriate for your specific needs, we recommend scheduling a consultation.

Who is an Ideal Candidate?

As with any procedure, an ideal liposuction candidate should be a healthy nonsmoker. This will ensure that the body is prepared to navigate a smooth recovery. However, it is also important for liposuction candidates to be close to their ideal weight. Your doctor will also consider a variety of other factors, such as skin elasticity, cellulite and more to determine whether or not this procedure is best suited to your body’s needs.

Will I Lose Weight?

It is important to note that while liposuction does reduce your body’s fat, it is not a weight-loss procedure. The best candidates are those who are already close to their ideal weight, but who just need a bit of assistance to reach their goal. So while you will weigh less, the purpose of the procedure is not dramatic weight loss, but instead an elimination of stubborn fat pockets. By keeping these expectations in mind, you’ll set yourself up for success.

Will I Have Scarring?

As with any procedure, scarring will vary depending on the patient’s skin. However, the cannula–the device used during the procedure to extract the unwanted fat–creates only very small scars. The number of insertion points will depend upon your individual needs and will be discussed during your consultation so that you are well informed as to what you can expect. 

When Will I See My Results?

After your procedure, you will likely experience some swelling and bruising. However, in the weeks and months that follow, you will be able to appreciate your more sculpted, lean figure. Provided that you maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine, you will also be able to appreciate your results for the long term.

At Plastic Surgery Affiliates, we offer liposuction to men and women seeking to finally attain the bodies they have been working for. There’s no reason to continue struggling towards your ideal weight when our team is here to help. Our office is conveniently located for residents of Nashville, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Franklin, Smyrna, and the surrounding Tennessee communities. So if you have questions and are ready to learn more, contact us today.