Declaring Independence From Excess Fat With Liposuction

July and August are generally the hottest months of the year, and for many people that means lighter clothing. But when you’re insecure about your body, things like swimming and boating may get erased from your summer to do list.

Don’t let embarrassing fat control your life! If you’re ready to feel confident in your own skin again, consider seeing Dr. Andrews to discuss your cosmetic rejuvenation goals. At Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery, we can successfully slim down your appearance and give you the ideal figure you’ve been wanting with liposuction.

When to Consider Liposuction

Sometimes when people hear the term liposuction, they think of an automatic solution to all their unwanted body fat—but surgery isn’t for everyone. It’s important to note that liposuction will not replace a healthy lifestyle.

An ideal candidate for the procedure is someone who already eats well and exercises on a regular basis. You should be within 20-25 pounds of your desirable body weight and be in decent physical health.

Some areas of body fat can actually be unresponsive to diet and exercise. If you have tried unsuccessfully to achieve a smaller contour and boost self-esteem, liposuction may be right for you.

How the Procedure Works

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that can effectively eliminate your unwanted fat from many areas of the body, including the:

  • Chin
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Waist
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Thighs
  • Calves
  • Buttock

Often, liposuction can even be combined with other cosmetic surgeries, like breast augmentation or tummy tuck, to produce a more dramatic transformation.

Once you are anesthetized, Dr. Andrews will make inconspicuous incisions in the areas needing treatment. He will then insert a cannula that will be used to remove the stubborn fat. With use of a small vacuum, your fat will be suctioned away forever.

Recovery and Results

Following the procedure, you can expect some initial swelling and bruising, which are completely normal and will subside within a few weeks. We want to see our patients in as little pain as possible, so prior to your departure you will be prescribed an oral medication to help with any discomfort.

You will also be given specific care instructions to ensure a proper healing. Depending on the areas treated, you may require a compression garment to help with post-procedure swelling and bruising.

Like any other surgery, liposuction does require a little downtime from certain daily routines, but you will be back to your everyday activities in no time. Dr. Andrews does suggest easing back into heavy lifting and exercise once most of your soreness has subsided.

As for results, they are permanent—so long as you keep up with a healthy diet and active lifestyle. Trust in us to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Set up a consultation with us today by calling our clinic at 319-800-6877.

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