If you’ve found that diet and exercise aren’t helping you get rid of stubborn fat, liposuction may be the way to go. At Skin MD, our team of board-certified surgeons is committed to delivering optimal results. Whether you want to eliminate belly fat or slim a double chin, we’re here to help every step of the way. Schedule a complimentary consultation at one our locations in the greater Boston area to find out how we can help you.
What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that uses a suction technique to remove fat from specific areas of the body. Targeted areas include:
- The abdomen
- Under the chin
- The neck
This surgery is not a weight-loss solution but rather a method to enhance body proportions and achieve a more refined silhouette. The procedure aims to provide more balanced body contours by selectively removing stubborn fat that might not respond effectively to diet and exercise alone.
What Are the Benefits of Liposuction?
Liposuction offers several benefits and effectively removes localized pockets of excess fat that are resistant to traditional diet and exercise. The results are generally noticeable soon after the procedure, with improvements becoming more pronounced as the swelling subsides.
- Enhance self-confidence
- Improve overall health
- Improve clothing fit
- Provide a motivational boost for maintaining a healthy lifestyle
How Does Liposuction Work?
During liposuction, small incisions are made at the treatment areas. Fluid is then injected into the body to anesthetize the area and break up the fat cells. Afterward, a small tube called a cannula will be inserted to suction out the destroyed cells. Most of the time it is performed under local tumescent anesthesia. Occasionally, the procedure is performed under general anesthesia for large areas or for those preferring to be under twilight anesthesia.
What Can I Expect After the Procedure?
Our surgeon, Dr. Ko, performs this surgery as an outpatient procedure, enabling you to go home afterward. Post-surgery, it’s normal to experience pain, swelling, and bruising. ou must wear a compression dressing for several weeks. However, many individuals can anticipate a return to work within a few days. As your body heals and the remaining fat settles, minor contour irregularities might arise.
Schedule Liposuction Surgery in the Greater Boston Area
Liposuction may be the right step for getting rid of stubborn fat areas. If you’re considering this surgery, reach out to a nearby Skin MD location. Fill out the form below and schedule a complimentary consultation to get started. We’re looking forward to helping you feel beautiful.