Undergoing any surgical intervention is not a pleasant experience and it is certainly not a naive process. It is very important that you are psychologically ready to undergo the operation and that you are completely sure about your decision. Liposuction will certainly help you remove the fat, however, you should be responsible and, after the procedure, you need to make a plan for exercising and a healthy diet.
It is not recommended for teenagers to undergo this operation, although many of them decide on this kind of surgical intervention. They should wait until their bodies are fully developed in order to have a successfully performed operation with no risks.
1. What to know before undergoing liposuction :
Before everything, you firstly need to consult with your surgeon and discuss your options and all the possible risks. Ask your surgeon everything that you want to know, even if you feel that the question is rather redundant. You will be required to report the allergies that you have, and maybe they will require from you to do an allergy test in their clinic. Also, it is important that they know all the medications you are taking at the moment – even vitamins, as well as herbal supplements. It is of great importance that your surgeon is well informed about your health state in order to be able to safely perform surgery.
2. The liposuction process :
The place where liposuction can take place depends on the type of liposuction you are having. Depending on the amount of fat that needs to be removed, you can have an operation in a surgery center or a doctor’s office, and you may need to stay overnight or you will be able to go home the same day.
Before the surgical intervention, you will get a local anesthesia or a general anesthesia, which is used in order for the patient to sleep during the operation. When the anesthesia starts to affect you, the surgeon will remove the excess fat by inserting a suction device inside the small cuts, which were previously made. The suction device consists of small and thin tubes which are inserted in the cuts and moved by the doctor under your skin.
3. VASER liposuction :
This type of liposuction, suitable for both women and men, is used not only to remove the fat from your body, but also to sculpt your body and achieve the perfect appearance without exercising. Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance or VASER is performed by using ultrasound technology, which breaks down your fat cells. Afterwards, they are removed from your body through suction. When breaking down fat cells, the surrounding tissues stays undamaged. A minimally invasive procedure will make your body well sculptured, while removing the unwanted fat from your body.
VASER is the most popular and most practiced, because there is minimal risk of bleeding, scarring and bruising. Moreover, it doesn’t result in sagging skin, which can sometimes be the result of traditional liposuction.
4. Permanent results :
All experts recommend to try and maintain your weight after the treatment, whether you decide on traditional or VASER liposuction. Make a diet and exercise plan, and you won’t need to worry about gaining weight. Visit your nutritionist and do some test in order to find out what kind of food suits you most and what vitamins you should start consuming.
5. Ideal candidates for liposuction :
When consulting with your doctor, they will certainly give you advice on the operation and all your options. An ideal candidate is someone who has an average or a slightly above average weight, who is healthy and has elastic or firm skin. Moreover, people who have fat that doesn’t respond to diets and exercising are the ones who really need this operation. If you are just lazy and don’t like working out, have in mind that even after the operation, you will need to have a specialized diet and an exercising plan.
Whatever type of liposuction, it will take time for your scars to disappear and for you to recover fully. If you experience any problems after the operation, you must inform your doctor. Liposuction is considered to be cosmetic treatment, and as such, is not covered by health insurance plans. Because of that, always ask your surgeon about the cost and if there can be some additional costs regarding touch-up treatments.