How To Know If You’ve Had Good Liposuction
A new year often involves making New Year’s Resolutions, particularly regarding one’s health It’s an opportunity to make some major changes including shedding unwanted pounds that you gained over the holidays One of the best options for getting rid of fat is by getting that misunderstood... | Read More
A new year often involves making New Year’s Resolutions, particularly regarding one’s health. It’s an opportunity to make some major changes including shedding unwanted pounds that you gained over the holidays.
One of the best options for getting rid of fat is by getting that misunderstood cosmetic procedure that is liposuction. Usually performed on the thighs, abdomen, chin, and arms, liposuction can be an effective treatment option for those who are struggling to achieve their desired body shape through diet and exercise alone.
Signs of Good Liposuction
The truth of the matter is that liposuction can produce excellent results that can leave patients satisfied. However, it cannot be stressed enough that these results are only possible in the hands of a board-certified plastic surgeon.
That entails that the surgeon has undergone extensive training and has passed rigorous exams to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in plastic surgery.
No Unwanted Traces
It can be said that the best sign of good liposuction is if it is undetectable. Leaving behind no visible scars or at least keeping the scars well hidden is a testament to the surgeon’s skill.
Most people who choose liposuction to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat are often left with a boxy shape. However, the areas where the procedure is done should actually have normal contours, especially when compared to surrounding tissue. Properly performed liposuction should result in natural-looking curves that leave a well-balanced physique.
Good Skin Elasticity
Upon undergoing liposuction, most skilled doctors want to see what is termed “good elasticity of the skin.” Anything bizarre, such as changes in skin pigmentation, should not happen to your body after surgery.
Signs of Botched Liposuction
Liposuction is designed to target specific body areas where excess fat has accumulated and is resistant to diet and exercise. It is not a weight loss solution. Remember that the best candidates for liposuction are those who are at or near their ideal body weight and have realistic expectations about the procedure and its potential results.
While liposuction can produce excellent results, it is important to understand that these results are not permanent. Liposuction is a generally safe procedure but patients can still get unwanted results.
Fat that is not removed evenly may leave areas on the body that is bumpy. If a surgeon is too aggressive, the area beneath the skin can be so damaged to leave a dimpled appearance similar to cellulite instead of the tight, smooth skin that you imagined for yourself.
Buildup of clear fluid resulting in a lump called a seroma can form under the skin. Seromas will need to be drained, feel uncomfortable, and look unsightly.
In the rarest of cases, skin can become infected and result in a patient’s death. Other instances of a severe skin infection may also be life-threatening and thus be considered an emergency.
What Makes You A Good Candidate For Liposuction?
Discover the key factors that determine if you are a good candidate for liposuction, including your overall health, skin elasticity, and desired body contours.
The Best At Liposuction
Whether you’re a first-timer undergoing liposuction or you need a revision, we invite you to book a consultation with Memorial Plastic Surgery today.
To maintain the results of the procedure, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine. It is also important to understand that liposuction is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle and that any weight gained after the procedure can affect the long-term results.
It cannot be stressed enough that the best liposuction results are only possible in the hands of a board-certified plastic surgeon, and that maintaining a healthy lifestyle is essential to maintaining those post-operation results
If you are considering liposuction and want to learn more about the procedure and whether or not you are a good candidate, we recommend speaking with a plastic surgeon at Memorial Plastic Surgery who can assess your individual needs and help you make an informed decision.
*This blog is created and maintained for informational purposes only. The images present may not accurately reflect actual cases per individual. Individual cases are unique, and the descriptions and solutions will vary per patient.