Liposuction is the removal of excess unwanted body fat or adipose tissue from the surface areas of the body by suction. This type of cosmetic intervention eliminates undesirable deposits in the following areas of the body: chin, neck, cheeks, upper arms, upper breasts, abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, knees, calves, and ankles.
The goal of Liposuction is to give a new contour to your body with minimal healing, taking into account the care that must be taken so that the results of the surgery are permanent, leading a healthy life, eating in moderation, and exercising regularly.
How Is Liposuction done?
The surgery begins by applying general or local anesthesia in the area to be treated. Once the anesthesia is performed, a small incision is made in the skin. And a suction tube is inserted into the fat deposits, sweeping through the area where the extraction is going to be performed. The detached fat is extracted through a suction tube. Depending on the extent of the area to be treated, several punctures may be performed. Finally, small drainage tubes are usually introduced into already empty areas to remove blood and fluid that accumulate during the first days after surgery.
Once the surgically located fat is removed, the postoperative period of Liposuction begins. The surgeon will explain all the details to have an optimal recovery after Liposuction but, it is essential to note that, in this phase, it is necessary to protect the areas treated by Liposuction, and that is why you will wear compression bandages.
It is recommended to follow the following cares:
- Drink plenty of water and juices.
- Keep resting for a minimum of 4 days and then go slowly back to your routine without making efforts.
- Avoid the consumption of tobacco and alcohol to promote healing.
- Avoid taking aspirins and other drugs to decrease the risk of bleeding. If you have any questions, ask your surgeon what medication you can take.
- Avoid sunning the treated area for a minimum of 3 months.
- Increase the consumption of protein, fat, and carbohydrates in the diet for the first two months.
What to do after Liposuction?
It is convenient to follow postoperative care after the operation, and it is essential to follow the advice of the specialist to achieve the desired results.
- From the second day after the intervention, you can take showers avoiding excessively hot water. The showers should be warm and short-term.
- After the first two days have passed, it is advisable to start walking approximately two hours a day at short intervals of time.
- Beginning in the first month, you can begin to exercise except for exercises that involve sudden movements.
- It usually takes 2-3 weeks as a general normal before returning to work life.
- Avoid exposing yourself to sunlight for not less than six months.
Your consultation at Avana Plastic Surgery
In your Liposuction consultation at Avana Plastic Surgery in Miami, the patient and the surgeon discuss your aesthetic goals, any medical conditions, allergies, medications you're taking, and past surgeries. Apart, the surgeon will take photographs, consider your options, and recommend the best course of treatment. You will also be explained the risks and complications that may arise with your particular procedure.
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