Who Can Benefit From Liposuction?
WOMEN & MEN
Liposuction is a popular and safe procedure for both men and women. Both genders often choose to reduce fat in many areas of the body including the neck, jaw, chest, abdomen, hips, thighs, knees, and upper arms.
THOSE WHO HAVE REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS
The best candidates for liposuction have realistic expectations of the procedure and understand what it can and cannot accomplish. Liposuction should be used for contouring and treating excessive and localized fat deposits but not to remove cellulite, stretch marks, or reduce sagging skin.
THOSE IN GOOD HEALTH
The best candidates for liposuction do not have any serious medical conditions and do not smoke. Those who experience the best results are at or near a healthy weight and have maintained it for at least three months.
Liposuction Before & After
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What Do You Desire?
Liposuction can remove stubborn fat that exists just below the surface of the skin (subcutaneous fat) to reveal firmer body contours. Even if you have poor muscle tone, the liposuctioned area will appear more slender and flattering.
Liposuction will not tighten the skin or reduce sagging skin. Those who experience the best results with liposuction have good skin elasticity. Patients who desire tighter skin may benefit instead from a body contouring procedure such as abdominoplasty.
Contouring the abdomen and back with liposuction will slim the entire waist to achieve the hourglass shape that many women desire.
Patients experience increased confidence as their clothing fits more comfortably, their ideal body image is achieved, and they are no longer concerned with stubborn, bulging fat.
Recovery time from liposuction is about two weeks depending on how many areas you treat. You should arrange to be driven home and remain with someone who can assist you for at least the first 24 hours. Bruising and swelling will subside within two or three weeks, and patients can resume exercise and more strenuous activity after six weeks.
There is limited scarring with liposuction because the incisions are very small and are well-placed so that they can be covered up with undergarments or a bathing suit and be hidden well within the body’s natural folds. Any noticeable scars will fade significantly with time.
The cost of liposuction will vary greatly depending on the extent of fat to be removed and the treatment areas chosen. Dr. Mabourakh’s office will give you an accurate cost quote during your consultation.
General anesthesia is used during surgery to keep you pain-free. You will likely experience some degree of discomfort after surgery such as burning, swelling, and short-term numbness that can be managed with prescribed pain medication. Compression garments will also help reduce swelling and pain.
Frequently Asked Questions
What liposuction techniques does Dr. Mabourakh use?
Dr. Mabourakh routinely performs tumescent power-assisted liposuction (PAL) or ultrasonic liposuction. He will recommend the best option for you during your consultation based on your goals for the procedure, areas of fat reduction, and amount of fat to be removed.
How much weight will I lose with liposuction?
Liposuction is not a procedure for weight loss. On average, patients lose only about five pounds. However, the weight lost is 100 percent fat and reveals firmer body contours in areas that are resistant to diet and exercise.
Can liposuction be combined with other procedures?
Liposuction is often combined with other procedures to provide a more complete transformation. It is most commonly performed with abdominoplasty but can be performed with many other cosmetic procedures depending on the results you desire.