Suction lipectomy is a procedure used to reshape various parts of the body by removing excess, unwanted fat deposits. The success of liposuction is influenced by your age, size, shape, or tone of the skin in the area(s) to be treated.
It is important to understand that liposuction is not a substitute for diet and exercise, nor a cure for obesity. To get the most from this procedure, you should be of average weight with extra fat localized in specific areas. It is also important that you have healthy, elastic skin with the ability to shrink or “snap back” after surgery. Since liposuction removes only fat, it cannot eliminate dimpling or correct skin laxity.
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Operating time depends on the area and amount of fat to be removed (1 – 3 hours).
Day 1: Surgery. If a large volume of fat is removed then an overnight stay is required.
Day 3: Shower and replace garments. Expect bruising.
Day 7: Follow up office visit. Bruising improving.
Day 10: Return to work.
Week 3: Resume exercise.
3 Months: Early result.
6 Months: Final result.