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What to Expect from Your Liposuction Procedure


I am so excited to have booked liposuction of my thighs, waist and muffin top next month! What can I expect in the weeks following the procedure?

According to statistics released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, liposuction is the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure for both men and women!  As the popularity of liposuction continues to increase, increasingly more men and women seek this procedure at Barr Plastic Surgery and want to know what they can expect from the procedure.

During your initial consultation, you will discuss with myself your areas of concern and you will have the opportunity to have any questions answered.  Consultations are never rushed; I feel it is necessary to allocate the time and attention to detail that will ensure patients thoroughly understand their options and procedure, and have educated, realistic expectations of aesthetic results.  The consultation process enables a discussion on your aesthetic goals and surgical options available (SmartLipo or Ultrasonic Liposuction) to address those goals.  There are certain medications and vitamins that can affect the outcome of your liposuction procedure, which will also be detailed for you.  You will be provided all necessary pre and post operative instructions prior to your procedure to ensure your outcome is optimized.

Most patients are aware that liposuction is not a weight loss tool and that it is important to be close to your desired weight before having a liposuction or SmartLipo™ procedure.  This allows me to correct the specific areas that never seem to respond to your good diet and exercise regimen.  There are some exceptions to this general rule that can be discussed during the consultation process.

The recovery phase following SmartLipo™ and/or Ultrasonic Liposuction is very straight forward.  You will have minimal discomfort, and any discomfort can be managed with medications. There is a snug support garment that is worn for a few weeks that is well hidden with your normal clothing.  Patients can return to work in a few days and get back to the gym within two weeks.  If you’re wondering whether these permanent fat removal techniques can help you achieve a better contour, call to schedule a consultation with myself.