Today’s guest post is from Dr. Thomas A. Pane, a double board certified plastic surgeon and founder of Atlantic Coast Aesthetics. Dr. Pane specializes in a variety of cosmetic surgery procedures and is a leading liposuction expert. Read on for his tips on how to get the most out of your liposuction procedure.

Body contouring techniques, like liposuction, have been growing in popularity for years, and there are millions of people around the world who have benefited from these treatments. While there are many reasons why people opt for these procedures, one common motivator is a lack of self-confidence, and a desire to feel better about the way you look.

The way you view your body has a major impact on your self-esteem, and if you are unhappy with your appearance, it can be difficult to feel good about yourself. This can hold you back in your personal and professional life, and make it difficult to follow your dreams.

Liposuction: What is it?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes fat from specific areas of the body. It’s not a weight-loss treatment, but it can help you achieve a slimmer, more balanced body shape.

Liposuction is commonly used to remove fat from the:

• abdomen

• upper arms

• hips

• thighs

• buttocks

• back

• chest

• neck

• chin

• cheeks

• ankles

• calves

• knees

Liposuction: Who is a good candidate?

Liposuction is not a weight-loss tool, but it can help you get rid of stubborn fat deposits that don’t respond to diet and exercise. If you are at or near your ideal weight but have areas of your body you’d like to slim and tone, liposuction may be a good option for you.

The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for liposuction is to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. In the meantime, ask yourself these questions to help you get an idea if liposuction is the right choice for you:

• Are you at or near your goal weight?

• Do you have good skin elasticity?

• Are you in good general health?

• Do you have realistic expectations for your results?

• Are you committed to maintaining your results with a healthy lifestyle?

Liposuction: What to expect

Liposuction is an outpatient procedure, meaning you’ll be able to go home the same day. The procedure typically takes 1-4 hours, depending on how many areas are being treated.

There are a few different types of liposuction, but the most common is tumescent liposuction. This involves your surgeon injecting a sterile solution into the treatment area, which helps break up the fat and makes it easier to remove.

From there, your surgeon will make small incisions and insert a thin tube called a cannula. Using a controlled back-and-forth motion, your surgeon will suction the fat out of your body.

After the procedure, your surgeon will close the incisions and apply a compression garment to the treatment area to help reduce swelling and promote healing. You’ll be able to go home once you’re cleared to leave the clinic.

Liposuction is a safe and effective way to achieve the body contouring results you desire. However, it’s important to remember that liposuction is not a weight loss solution, and it’s not a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise.

Liposuction: How to maintain results

Liposuction is a powerful tool for getting rid of stubborn fat, but it’s not a weight loss solution. To maintain your results, you’ll need to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Liposuction permanently removes fat cells from your body, but the remaining fat cells can still expand if you gain weight. That’s why it’s important to eat a balanced diet and get regular exercise after liposuction.

You can also take advantage of your new body shape to get the most out of your workouts. Many people find that they’re more motivated to exercise after liposuction, and they’re able to push themselves harder.

By staying active and eating well, you can make sure that your liposuction results last for years to come.

Liposuction: The bottom line

If you’re frustrated by stubborn pockets of fat that won’t go away no matter how much you diet and exercise, liposuction could be the solution you’re looking for. Lipo can be used to treat fat on many areas of the body, including the:

• Neck

• Arms

• Back

• Abdomen

• Hips

• Thighs

• Knees

• Calves

• Ankles

• Chest

• Buttocks

• Flanks

• Pubic area

• Breasts

• Upper arms

• And more

Liposuction is not a weight-loss treatment, and it’s not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. But if you’re at or near your goal weight and you still have unwanted fat to lose, liposuction can help you get the body you want and the confidence you deserve.

Conclusion

We can also perform liposuction as part of another cosmetic procedure. For example, many women choose to have liposuction when they have a tummy tuck. This is known as a lipoabdominoplasty, and it can give you the best of both worlds: a flat, toned stomach and the removal of unwanted fat.

If you’re not sure what type of liposuction is right for you, don’t worry. During your consultation, Dr. Powell will discuss your goals and help you determine the best approach.

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