If you’ve found diet and exercise ineffective in getting rid of stubborn fat, liposuction may be the way to go. At Skin MD, our surgeons are dedicated to giving you the best outcome possible. Whether you want to eliminate belly fat or slim a double chin, we’re here to help every step of the way. Schedule an appointment at a Skin MD office near you today.
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 method or a weight-loss alternative. If you’re overweight, you’re likely to lose more weight through diet and exercise or a bariatric procedure. However, if you have a stubborn fat area but have otherwise healthy body weight, this may be right for you.
What Are the Benefits of This Procedure?
This procedure requires only a small incision and carries minimal risk. Along with this, liposuction is a great choice because:
- It’s a safe, outpatient procedure.
- It permanently removes fat cells.
- It can improve your health.
- It can improve your appearance.
- It can boost your self-esteem.
How Does Liposuction Work?
During liposuction, small incisions will be made at your treatment areas, then fluid will be injected into your body. This fluid will 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 it is performed under general anesthesia for large areas or for those preferring to be under twilight anesthesia.
What Can I Expect?
This is an outpatient procedure, meaning that you can go home after your surgery. Some pain, swelling, and bruising can be expected after the surgery. You will be required to wear a compression dressing for several weeks. However, most people can expect to return to work after a few days. Some contour irregularities may also be expected as your body heals and the remaining fat settles into place.
Schedule a Liposuction Surgery in Massachusetts
A liposuction procedure may be the right step for getting rid of stubborn fat areas. If you’re interested in this surgery, get in touch with a Skin MD location near you. Simply click the button below and schedule a complimentary consultation to get started. We’re looking forward to helping you feel beautiful.