Most of us aren’t born with perfect proportions, and no matter how much we diet and exercise those stubborn areas of fat just won’t go away. Liposuction might be an effective procedure for reducing excess fat from our arms, breasts, stomach, thighs, buttocks, knees or ankles. Though liposuction won’t ensure against future weight gain, once fat cells are removed from a specific area, those cells will not return making this a lasting procedure.
SurgeryLoans.com can help you get the financing you need for liposuction, and we can also help you find a surgeon through our physician referral service.
CostsLiposuction is most often performed under general anesthesia which means you will sleep through the procedure. With relatively small amounts of fat removal, local anesthesia with sedation can be administered, which means you will be awake but sedated during the procedure. The type and level of anesthesia also depends which liposuction technique will be used. For significant amounts of fat reduction, which requires longer sedation, an overnight hospital stay might be necessary.
Surgeon FeesEach surgeon will charge a specific rate for their services. It is important that you find a surgeon you trust, whose work you admire and who cares about your goals and wants to help you reach them. Try not to be a bargain hunter with your liposuction surgeon. Your health and safety are as important as your desired look.
RecoveryRecovery from liposuction varies depending on the technique used. UAL and tumescent liposuction tend to have quicker recovery periods with reduced swelling and bruising. Some people are able to return to work after 1 to 2 weeks. Strenuous work or exercise will need to be avoided for up to 4 weeks. You will begin to see results after the first month, but you might not see the final result until the sixth month. Following your doctor’s instructions after surgery is very important for insuring a healthy recovery and the best possible surgical result.