Having a sculpted body free from unwanted fat is something everyone desires. However, due to the impacts of aging, rates of metabolism, and even pregnancy, your body may not look exactly how you want it to. You may have pockets of unwanted fat that you cannot get rid of on your abdomen, arms, or other areas of your body. Oftentimes these are the areas of fat that you cannot get rid of with regular diet and exercise. Liposuction is an effective treatment that can help you get rid of stubborn fat. Below you will find more key information about this procedure. This includes the ideal weight for liposuction, the procedure itself, and what you can expect in terms of recovery and results.
The Ideal Weight for Liposuction
Liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure so it’s important to know that going into it. It is truly a treatment for the removal of stubborn and unwanted fat. There isn’t a specific weight you need to be for liposuction, but you do need to be within your goal weight.
Most surgeons recommend being within at least 30 pounds of your goal weight or within 30% of your goal weight. This depends on how much you weigh and your body composition. We will discuss your ideal weight at the consultation in order to ensure you receive optimal results from the procedure. The best candidates for the procedure are those who are healthy and live active lifestyles. One of the best ways to maximize your liposuction results is to build muscle and get toned. Preparing for liposuction is a large part of the success of the results.
Liposuction can be done on various parts of your body, including:
- Abdomen and waist
- Inner knee
- Cheeks and chin
- Calves and ankles
Still, the procedure is often done in combination with other cosmetic procedures, including a facelift, breast reduction, or tummy tuck. Before you schedule your liposuction procedure you’ll need to have a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Then you can schedule your procedure.
Before the procedure you will be given intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. This will be determined at your consultation so you can be prepared on the day of your procedure. Your surgeon will make small incisions in the areas where you will be receiving liposuction treatment. The incisions are small and carefully placed in order to minimize scarring. After the incisions, the surgeon will dislodge the fat and remove it using a surgical vacuum or syringe. Once the removal portion reaches completion, we close your scars and you can go home the same day.
Recovery and Results
Shortly after the procedure, you should expect some bruising, swelling, and soreness. This is completely normal and should subside within a few weeks. Your doctor will likely prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection. Still, depending on how you recover, most people can return to work and their regular day-to-day activities within two weeks. This entirely depends on your recovery and we will discuss is at your follow-up appointment.
In order to help with swelling, you may need to wear a compression garment for the first month or two post-surgery. The best part of getting liposuction is enjoying the results. You should see the majority of your results within one month. Still, full results take four to six months and the results are long-lasting as long as you maintain a healthy diet and exercise.
Gabbay Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills
If you are interested in liposuction, contact the team at Gabbay Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills. They are trusted experts with years of experience helping patients achieve their desired physical aesthetic. Contact their office today for a consultation!