Liposuction is an extremely popular treatment due to its ability to remove stubborn pockets of fat that an individual has been unable to remove by exercise or dieting. Despite its popularity, many people still have questions about the treatment and its long-term benefits. Below the experts at The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery in Orlando, FL answer the top frequently asked questions about liposuction.
1. Who Is Suitable for Liposuction?
An individual who is trying to live a healthy lifestyle, such as by eating a healthy diet and trying to live an active life is the ideal candidate for this treatment. While it is not necessary to diet and exercise in the weeks before liposuction treatment, doing so will create the best results. A person receiving the treatment must also be in good general health and not be pregnant.
2. Are the Results Permanent?
Liposuction destroys and removes fat cells, so yes, the results are permanent and the same fat will not return. However, if a healthy lifestyle is not maintained new fat can accumulate in the same areas where you have received liposuction.
3. Where Can It Target?
Liposuction is an amazing, versatile treatment that can be used on multiple areas of the body. Some areas that liposuction can target include the stomach, neck, arms, calves, and chin. Many people decide to target multiple areas in one session to save time and create dramatic results.
4. What Happens during Liposuction Treatment?
Liposuction can be performed either under general anesthesia or local anesthesia depending on the individual and the size of the area receiving treatment. First, small incisions are made into the area requiring treatment and then a cannula is inserted into these incisions to suck the fatty tissue from underneath the skin.
5. How Long Will the Treatment Last?
A treatment can last anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours. Treatment length can be affected by the size of the area being treated and how many areas are being treated in the session.
6. Are There Any Severe Side Effects?
Providing you follow the guidance and recovery advice of your specialist, there should be no severe side effects to the treatment.
This treatment is perfect for addressing particularly stubborn areas of fat that haven’t responded to diet and exercise. It is not designed to be a significant source of weight loss, especially not on its own. It must be coupled with a healthy lifestyle in order to maintain the best results.
If you have any more questions, do not hesitate to speak with the professionals at The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, and Celebration, FL. We also serve residents in Lake Nona. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!