What to Expect From Your Liposuction

By on June 12, 2019 under Blog

What to Expect From Your Liposuction

After losing a substantial amount of weight, you probably have areas where it’s difficult to lose pockets of stubborn fat. Liposuction is a procedure performed by Dr. Perry that can give you the aesthetic results you’re hoping for so that you look your best and feel good about the hard work that you put into losing weight. Even though the procedure is usually straightforward, there are a few things that you should know before making a final decision about having liposuction performed. 

Assisting With Weight Loss 

One thing to keep in mind about liposuction is that, while it can effectively remove pockets of unwanted fat, it won’t remove all of it and shouldn’t be used as a weight loss solution. It should be performed after you’ve lost most of the weight that you plan to lose without plans of losing a substantial amount in the future. If you gain weight, you likely won’t see any changes in the area where liposuction was performed. However, you will usually see a change in your appearance in other areas of your body. 

Areas Of Treatment 

It’s common to have multiple areas treated at one time. The thighs, legs, and abdomen are common areas where liposuction is performed. Additionally, other areas like the upper arms, chin, back, hips, knees, and ankles are all other areas where liposuction can be performed.

What To Expect 

In most cases, liposuction is performed using a local anesthetic. If you’re having liposuction on several areas of your body in one session, then the doctor can usually give you a sedative so that you’re relaxed. This means that your recovery time is typically shorter and that you can go home sooner after the procedure compared to longer monitoring if you’re put to sleep. Pain levels shouldn’t be excruciating and can often be managed with over-the-counter medications. You’ll usually experience some discomfort, but it shouldn’t be unbearable. Most people go about their regular activities only a few days after liposuction. However, you will usually need to return for a follow-up appointment so that Dr. Perry can examine the incision area. 

Schedule a Consultation

Liposuction is an excellent option to refine your body and boost your confidence. To get started and begin discussing your options, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Perry. We invite you to call or fill out our online form.