Is Liposuction on your to do List?

If you are searching for ways to maximize your body contours, liposuction is a procedure worth considering. The methods that are used to reduce fat today are gentler and more efficient than what was available just a few decades ago. Still, liposuction is a surgical procedure. Therefore, before jumping in feet first, or thighs first, there are certain things you want to know. Here, we will touch on a few points that maximize your liposuction experience.


The final result of your liposuction procedure is dependent on several factors. One of the most important is the experience of your cosmetic plastic surgeon. It is in the initial stages of your surgical journey where you will spend the most time. Choosing a plastic surgeon requires that you investigate credentials, training, before and after images, and even patient referrals.

The technique that is used to break down and remove unwanted fat may not ultimately affect the final outcome of your surgery. However, there are advantages to the different methods your surgeon may use. Tumescent liposuction continues to be one of the most commonly performed body sculpting procedures. It certainly cannot hurt to also explore the benefits of laser assisted or ultrasound assisted methods.


Your surgeon will help you prepare for your surgery, as well as your recovery, by providing you with specific instructions to promote healing and reduce risk. Preparation, however, also involves knowing what to expect after your procedure.

Do not expect to see the final contouring of your body anytime soon. Swelling is one of the most common side effects of this procedure. Typically, the positive change in physique is most evident after the first month of healing.

Part of the recovery process is a progressive change in the tissues located in the treatment area. One of the initial changes that may take place is the development of hard nodules or lumps. Do not be alarmed if you notice these temporary effects of the surgical process. As tissue healing continues, optimal suppleness will be restored.

There are several advantages to choosing surgical body contouring over the various nonsurgical options available today. Contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced liposuction surgeons.