We get a lot of patients who have done all the hard work of maintaining a healthy lifestyle but who still have areas of stubborn fat. We recommend liposuction for our Austin patients to treat the “trouble spots” that exercise just can’t seem to touch.
Liposuction isn’t a weight-loss procedure. People who are severely overweight should consider lifestyle changes or possibly bariatric surgery. But for men and women who are in good health, liposuction may be an ideal way to get the sculpted physique you desire. It’s an effective way to firm up “love handles,” flatten your belly, or restore your face’s youthful profile.
The number of liposuction techniques seems to grow with each passing month, but don’t get confused. Virtually all liposuction methods have the same goal, but they approach that goal using different tactics. At its most basic, liposuction involves targeted areas being injected with a solution designed to both anesthetize and firm subcutaneous fat. Then a small cannula (a hollow, metal surgical tube) is inserted and moved back and forth to break up the fat and suction it.
You’ll probably need to take 3 to 5 days off work to recover. It’s also good to remember that the results won’t show up immediately. As your swelling goes away and any fluid you retain dissipates, you’ll begin to notice the surgery’s outcome.