How and where our body stores fat is largely genetic. We can gain or lose fat by adjusting our diet and exercise routines, but the location and size of those energy stores is decided by our genes. For example, if your body is programmed to carry all your excess weight in your stomach, no amount of dieting and exercising will give you a fleshy bubble butt. Liposuction can help you trim down or eliminate problem areas.
The Ideal Candidate
Liposuction may produce optimal results for those who are already quite close to meeting their weight loss goals and have clearly identified their problem areas. Areas such as the outer and inner thighs, lower abdomen, hips, backs of the arms and the lower curvatures of the buttocks can all be difficult to tone and shape. The ideal candidate is also in good general health, a non-smoker, and has realistic expectations as to what liposuction can and cannot accomplish.
The Surgical Process
First, the patient is anaesthetized so he or she will feel nothing during the procedure. A small incision may be made near the area to be treated. The fat will be broken up and removed. The surgeon can then move onto treating the next area or, if only one area is treated, the incision can be closed.
The Recovery Period
Recovering from liposuction depends on the patient, the amount of work done and how well they heal. Some patients are up and about within a few days while others may take a week or two to feel up to par. During the healing stage, it’s imperative to rest, drink plenty of fluids, eat a nutritious diet and avoid stress. This will allow your body to heal as quickly as possible.
Possible Risks and Side Effects
As with any surgical procedure, there is always risk or side effects. During the consultation, we will be able to review the possible risks before proceeding with liposuction.
If you’re considering liposuction, contact MD Beauty Labs today to schedule an appointment. We can help you overcome your biology and get the physique you want. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and give an honest assessment of your surgical needs for the best results possible.