How to Prepare Your Body for Liposuction Treatment
Even after weight loss and exercise, most people still have problem areas that they simply can’t get rid of. Liposuction is an ideal option to remove areas of unwanted fat to give you a more toned appearance. If you have made the choice to undergo liposuction treatment, then you are probably wondering how to prepare your body.
Dr. Gerry Sotomayor at Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta offers liposuction to patients near Peachtree Corners and Atlanta, GA to help contour their bodies by removing unwanted fat from the hips, buttocks, thighs, and abdomen.
All about liposuction
Liposuction can effectively remove stubborn areas of fat. To prepare for the procedure, you’ll want to make sure you are close to your target weight, and you are relying on liposuction to only shape and contour your body.
Remember, liposuction does not replace weight loss. It is designed to only target problem areas of the body. Dr. Sotomayor will evaluate your goals to determine if liposuction will help meet your specific needs. For the best results possible from liposuction, you should have good skin elasticity.
Liposuction is carried out as an outpatient procedure. The cosmetic treatment is performed using IV sedation and local anesthesia. Dr. Sotomayor will make a small incision that is big enough to insert a microcannula ( a thin needle) to remove the unwanted fatty tissue via a vacuum process. Following the procedure, the small incision is then closed up.
Depending on the results you seek, you might undergo several treatment sessions. The surgery usually lasts an hour or more. Prior to your liposuction procedure, you’ll meet with Dr. Sotomayor in Norcross, GA to discuss preparations and expectations.
Recovery after liposuction usually takes around a week. You’ll need to rest and avoid returning to work. It will take from 4 – 6 weeks before you can start engaging in physical activities, such as exercise.
Liposuction results are not always immediate. It can take from 6 – 10 weeks for swelling to disappear and your body’s contouring to become apparent. Liposuction results can last years if you maintain your target weight.
Dr. Sotomayor can perform liposuction on the buttocks, hips, thighs, and abdomen to help get rid of unwanted fat and help provide the sleek physical appearance you seek.
Liposuction does not tighten skin. The procedure only removes unwanted fat. If you want a tighter appearance, then Dr. Sotomayor might suggest undergoing skin tightening procedures such as an arm lift, tummy tuck, or thighlasty. Also, if you have areas of cellulite that you want to treat, then you might want to consider undergoing Cellulaze, VelaShape®, VASER® Shape, or Venus Freeze™ to further enhance your appearance and gain the body contouring results you seek.
Schedule a consultation for liposuction treatment near Atlanta today
If you would like to learn if liposuction is the right cosmetic procedure for you and how you can prepare for the cosmetic treatment, then contact Dr. Gerry Sotomayor at Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta, which provides services for patients near Peachtree Corners, Norcross, and Atlanta, GA. Call our office to schedule a consultation to discuss your particular needs and how liposuction can best meet your goals.