Exercise and nutrition is great for your overall health, but no workout can target weight loss of a certain area. Liposuction is a more permanent, cost-effective solution to targeting the stubborn areas that can seem resistant to other efforts. Dr. Oberhelman often uses a realistic approach in liposuction procedures, removing fat and shaping your body as it is seen, in a standing position. Many surgeons remove fat as their patients are laying down, which can lead to other fat and tissue settling differently when they are in an upright position.
Liposuction techniques may be used to reduce localized fat deposits of the
- Hips and buttocks
- Abdomen and waist
- Upper arms
- Inner knee
- Chest area
- Cheeks, chin and neck
- Calves and ankles
Liposuction can be performed alone or along with other plastic surgery procedures, such as a facelift, breast reduction/augmentation or a tummy tuck.
During your liposuction recovery, a compression garment or elastic bandages will cover treatment areas once your procedure is completed. These help to control swelling and compress the skin to your new body contours. It may take several months for the swelling to fully dissipate. As it does, your new contours and enhanced self-image should continue to develop.
You will be given specific instructions after surgery that will include
- How to care for the surgical site and drains.
- Medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection.
- Specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health.
- When to follow up with Dr. Oberhelman.