Highest Quality Liposuction
Liposuction is a procedure that utilizes a suction technique to remove fat from specific areas of the body which can include hips, abdomen, thighs, arms, or buttocks. Liposuction is also used to shape, or contour, these areas. Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure; it is used to remove small pockets of fat. It’s also used as a part of other procedures such as a body lift or posterior lift, etc. For example, if you are having a thigh lift, incisions are made which will tighten the skin, but liposuction will also be used to remove some of the fat in conjunction with tightening the area.
If you have a stable body weight, liposuction can be used to suction stubborn areas of fat in specific areas where dieting and exercise is not going to make a difference. These areas can include:
- Upper arms
Gaining weight causes both an increase in the number of fat cells in a particular area, and also an increase in the size of the fat cells. Liposuction can help to reduce the amount of fat cells that are contained in specific areas. However, liposuction does not remove stretch marks or improve cellulite.
Ideally, after having the liposuction procedure, your skin should “mold” itself to the new shape of the areas that have been treated if your skin still has plenty of elasticity. However, if your skin has thinned or lost its shape, it’s possible that skin will appear to be loose in the affected areas. In cases like these, additional procedures can be performed in conjunction with the liposuction which will tighten the skin up so it better conforms to the new shape. When you have your free consultation with Dr. Won, she can advise you of which procedures would work best for you to achieve the results you desire.
After your procedure, you can expect some swelling and bruising. Temporary drainage tubes may be placed in the treated areas to promote fluid drainage, and you will need to wear compression garments during your healing process. It will also take a few weeks for the remaining fat to settle into its new position. You can usually return to work after a few days to a few weeks, depending on the extent of your procedure. Dr. Won will go over what to expect during your specific recovery.
Are you a Candidate for Cosmetic Surgery?
Not everyone is a candidate for cosmetic surgery. If you are in the process of losing weight, it is best to wait until you have reached your goal weight before undergoing any kind of cosmetic procedure. Additionally, if you are still planning on having children, it is best to wait until you have had your child and recovered from the pregnancy. The reason for this is because weight fluctuations can affect the long-lasting benefits that are gained from having cosmetic surgery. Additionally, if you are currently a smoker, you will need to stop completely prior to undergoing any type of procedures since smoking can affect both the healing process and the results gained from a procedure. Also, it is important that you have a positive attitude and a realistic outlook about what surgery can do for you. An unhealthy lifestyle and poor overall health and fitness can wreak havoc on your appearance.
Your Liposuction will be performed in Dr. Won‘s surgery center located in Shoreline