Even those who don’t know much about the world of plastic and cosmetic surgery have heard of the wonders of liposuction. However, most people don’t know what to expect once you’ve undergone a liposuction procedure. Don’t worry, we have the information to help you understand what happens after liposuction and hopefully address some of your concerns.
What Can Liposuction Do?
Liposuction can do wonders for those looking to remove stubborn fat. The procedure is simple and effective, especially when done by an experienced professional like Dr. Diktaban. It’s important to remember that liposuction is not a weight loss tool and cannot tighten the skin. On average, this procedure can remove about four to five liters of fat. Knowing the possibilities and limits of liposuction will help guide you towards realistic expectations of your results.
Pain and Discomfort
The first few days after your liposuction procedure will be the most uncomfortable. Luckily, most patients do not experience as much pain as they expected to, and most of this discomfort can be managed with the help of prescribed medications. You will be instructed to wear a compression garment to help reduce swelling and produce the best results. Dr. Diktaban will be sure to give you all of the resources and information required for a smooth recovery.
Unlike some other plastic surgery procedures, liposuction only requires very small incisions in order to be conducted. The equipment used to loosen and extract the fat comes in the form of a thin, hollow tube that is inserted into the tiny incisions.
Since these incisions are so small, they will be hardly noticeable once healed. Dr. Diktaban will also ensure that they are placed in a discrete location on the body to keep any potential scars hidden. To lower your risk of scarring, make sure to take good care of the incision sites during your recovery. This will also help them heal well and without complication.
Seeing Your Results
After your liposuction procedure, you won’t be able to see your results right away. Your body needs some time to heal and repair before you can really see how the procedure worked for you. Your will be bruised and swollen in the area of your body the treatment was conducted in, which is completely normal and all part of the healing process.
After about four weeks, most of your swelling should have gone down. While this is when you will start to get a better picture of your final look, it may take three to six months for the swelling to completely go away. Don’t forget to be patient and kind to your body during this period, as it takes time to heal and recover.
Maintaining Your Results
The great thing about liposuction is that once fat cells have been removed they cannot grow back. However, this does not mean that the remaining fat cells cannot increase in size. You will still be able to gain weight in the area that you received liposuction in, and the surrounding areas may appear to grow larger since they have more fat cells. This is why it’s important to do everything you can to maintain your results. Keeping up a healthy diet and exercise routine will keep your figure intact and help you continue to feel confident in your skin.
Schedule a Consultation
Now that you know what you can expect after liposuction, you’re ready to meet with an experienced plastic surgeon to make your cosmetic dreams a reality. Dr. Diktaban operates in the Upper East Side of New York City and has worked in the field for over 35 years. His goal is always to provide safe and effective cosmetic treatments that bring out the natural beauty of his patients.
Dr. Theodore Diktaban, MD FACS, a double board-certified plastic surgeon with 35+ years of experience, specializes in safe and subtle cosmetic treatments, enhancing natural beauty and boosting self-confidence in the Upper East Side and New York City.