What to Expect When Getting Liposuction
Are you thinking of getting liposuction? It's important to go into the procedure informed about what to expect. The most common type of liposuction is tumescent liposuction, which uses an anesthetic solution to increase comfort and efficiency. Here's what to know before making an appointment for tumescent liposuction.
What to Expect With Liposuction
Liposuction is a contouring service, a way to sculpt the body. It is not designed as a way for patients to lose a significant amount of weight while undergoing surgery. Before scheduling the procedure, a surgeon may want to evaluate your skin tone and weight to make sure you are ready for liposuction.
On the day of the procedure, you will be placed under general anesthesia. Our surgeon will then make a small incision and insert a tiny tube. Using suction, we will draw fat out of the body through the tube.
The tumescent liposuction procedure is a highly trusted and safe body contouring procedure. If you have any questions about the procedure, speak with the surgeon ahead of time.
The recovery time varies depending on how much fat is removed. In general, it takes 2 to 3 weeks to recover from liposuction, and patients can return to exercise after 4 weeks.
After the procedure, we will let you know what to expect in terms of your recovery time frame. We will also provide you with specific aftercare instructions, which will promote a healthy recovery, and may prescribe antibiotics.
During the recovery phase, you may experience some discomfort and swelling. Bruises may appear. All of this is a normal part of the recovery process, and should not cause concern.
After the healing process, you will be able to resume doing what you love with renewed confidence in your appearance.
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