Sometimes, even after diet and exercise, stubborn fat can be difficult to get rid of. If you struggle with excess fat, even with healthy living, consider liposuction in Michigan. Liposuction can be used to treat most areas of the body where fat is resistant to diet and exercise. It shouldn’t be used as a replacement for diet and exercise, but it can serve as an excellent complement to help slim and contour your body to help you achieve your desired shape.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that is performed while patients are asleep either through intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. During the procedure a small, hollow tube called a cannula is inserted through small incisions made in the area that is to be treated. The cannula is moved by hand in a back and forth motion. It breaks down excess fat cells and – just as the name of the procedure suggests – suctions fat out of the body. This process not only slims down the targeted area, but allows for reshaping and sculpting as well.
Though a fairly straightforward process, liposuction is a serious and invasive surgical procedure, and the entire recovery process does take some time. Pain, swelling, and bruising are common side effects that most patients experience after surgery. These symptoms can be managed through ice packs and pain medications, and patients should continue to wear their compression garments as directed. It is critical to follow all post-surgical directions carefully. Downtime and proper rest are required, and strenuous activity should be avoided for as long as directed. Attempting to engage in too much activity can compromise the healing process and lead to potential complications. With proper post-surgical care, the full results of liposuction can be seen within three months as a slimmer and well-contoured body is revealed.
For more information on liposuction in Michigan, contact Michigan Plastic surgery to schedule your initial, complimentary consultation with Dr. Lee H. Colony today.