If you’ve ever considered undergoing a cosmetic procedure, your first concern should be obtaining as much information on the process as possible. Boulder Plastic Surgery wants to make sure some of the most pressing liposuction questions our Denver residents are asking are answered thoroughly and accurately. Liposuction, or the removal of fat through the use of surgical suction, is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed worldwide, with more innovative techniques resulting in superior results more favorable recoveries. The physicians at Boulder Plastic Surgery incorporate the use of ultrasound to soften the fat tissue before it is removed to promote easier removal and more effective healing. This state-of-the-art technique ensures the best possible results with minimal adverse effects, which is why liposuction is a great way to sculpt and enhance your physique.
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about liposuction:
- On what areas of the body can I have liposuction?
The most common and effective areas in which to receive liposuction are chin, cheeks, neck, upper arms, above breasts, abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, knees, calves, and ankles.
- Is lipo an effective way to lose weight?
No. Liposuction works best on specific fat deposits in the body that have not responded to diet and exercise. Maintaining a proper diet and exercise regiment is important to retain results achieved through surgery. Liposuction is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle.
- How long does liposuction surgery take?
The procedure will take about 1-2 hours.
- What kind of anesthesia is used for liposuction surgery?
Boulder Plastic Surgery gives patients a light general anesthetic, as opposed to local anesthesia or sedation.
- How long is the recovery time after liposuction?
Liposuction is performed as an outpatient surgical procedure. Most people are able to go back to work and perform non-strenuous daily activities 3-7 days after surgery. Moderately intense activities and exercise can be resumed after 3 weeks, with full activities and strenuous exercise resumed after 8 weeks.
- Will there be any bruising or scarring as a result of lipo?
After surgery there may be some mild bruising, soreness, or swelling for a few weeks. The suction tubes used to remove the fat are very small, so any scars caused from the incisions will be mild.
- How soon can I schedule my liposuction surgery?
Make an appointment for a liposuction consultation at Boulder Plastic Surgery near Denver today or call us directly at 303-443-2277. It’s important to meet with the board certified physicians you’ll find at our office to discuss your individualized surgical plan so you can achieve the most desirable and attainable results for your body.