Liposuction patients from New York City and the surrounding area come to me to address areas of stubborn fat. But prospective patients often want to know if the recovery is worth having liposuction. I say absolutely, but only for the right candidate.
Is Liposuction Right for Me?
Liposuction is not for losing weight. It removes small amounts of fat to help create smoother, more appealing body contours. Ideal candidates:
- Are at or near their ideal weight.
- Understand what liposuction can and cannot do.
- Demonstrate good physical and mental health.
If a paunch in the abdominal area is your concern, you may want to consider more extensive surgery, such as a tummy tuck.
Liposuction: It”s Worth It
Modern techniques, such as the power-assisted liposuction method, which I prefer for most patients, allow us to achieve greater precision and shorten recovery times.
Patients may have some swelling and bruising for 2 or 3 weeks, but it is easy to forget about the inconvenience as they enjoy the benefits for years to come, including:
- Reduced body fat
- A more attractive physique
- Better-defined body contours
- Improved self-confidence
- Clothes that look and fit better
You should see a marked improvement 1 month after liposuction, and your final results should be visible after 6 months.