Getting in shape is sometimes easier said than done! Some areas of the body can be difficult to change even with diet and exercise. If you have areas of fat on your body that you are struggling to get rid of, then liposuction could well be the answer! At Mountain State Cosmetic Surgery, we are proud to offer this time-honored solution to our patients.
What is liposuction?
Liposuction is a procedure that involves the removal of excess fat. You can focus on one part of your body for the procedure, or have treatment on more than one area. Commonly, people will focus on areas like the abdomen, hips, thighs, or buttocks. There are a few different types of liposuction, and tumescent liposuction is generally the most common. Tumescent liposuction involves an injection of medicated solution into the fat to make it easier to remove. There is also laser-assisted liposuction which works by liquefying the fat cells.
How does it work?
Liposuction is performed under a general anesthesia whereby you will be asleep for the duration, or a local whereby you remain awake but won’t feel anything. An incision is made to remove fat from that area of the body. A thin tube is attached to a vacuum device which is then used to suck out the fat.
Is it for me?
If you are an adult who is within 30% of your ideal weight, then liposuction could be the right procedure for you. It’s better for those who have elastic skin and good muscle tone, and are in good general health. Individuals will benefit from liposuction if their goals involve body contouring. Anyone who is bothered by fatty deposits that they just can’t seem to shift could benefit from liposuction.
What are the benefits?
Liposuction allows one to improve the appearance of their body by contouring and to rid themselves of stubborn areas of fat. If you are unhappy with your body and target specific areas, then this could be an excellent way to solve your problems and improve your self-esteem. You’ll see long-lasting results after the procedure and encourage healthy habits to maintain the rest of the body. Achieving the body that you desire can be a great act of self-care that really enhances your well-being.
What results can I expect?
The results are improving your body shape and reducing the fat cells in the desired areas. You will be provided with a compression garment afterwards to help aid and speed up your recovery time. You will be given information about how to keep yourself comfortable in the weeks after your treatment. While strenuous exercise is not recommended during recovery, you’ll want to ensure that you still get gentle exercise to stay healthy.
If you feel that liposuction is something that you may be interested in, feel free to reach out and make an appointment with Mountain State Cosmetic Surgery. Many people try to target problem areas of their body and eventually become frustrated. At our office in Beckley, we can help you achieve the body you’ve always wanted. We are happy to help with any other questions you may have. Contact us today!