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Inherited traits often prevent people from achieving their desired body shape, and while years of exercise and a strict diet may not yield results, liposuction in Dayton can help. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that extracts fat from specific areas of the body. Following the procedure, patients can expect a slimmer, shapelier figure.
What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction is the removal of fatty tissue from certain areas of the body. Also known as lipoplasty, this body-contouring procedure slims down your figure in ways that diet and regular exercise cannot. It can also be combined with other surgical procedures to attain a slimmer and more toned figure.
The results are permanent if you maintain a stable weight. It is important to remember that even though it can get rid of excess fat, liposuction is not a weight-loss alternative. Instead, it is specifically meant for spot reduction of stubborn fat.
Ideal Candidates for Liposuction
If you have stubborn fat in areas like your thighs, waist, chest, back, buttocks, knees, chin, or upper arms, you may be an ideal candidate for a liposuction procedure. You must be in good overall health, have firm elastic skin, and be within your ideal weight. You need to have realistic expectations and must understand that liposuction will not reduce the appearance of cellulite.
If you smoke and are not willing to quit prior to the surgery, then you may not be a good candidate for the procedure. You are also not recommended to undergo liposuction if you have vascular problems or a weakened immune system.
Your Liposuction Consultation
You and your plastic surgeon will discuss your expectations and desired outcome during a liposuction consultation at our office. A physical examination of your target areas will be performed to determine your compatibility for liposuction. Photographs may be taken for before and after comparison.
Your medical history will be reviewed, and you will be asked about underlying conditions, current medications, and recent surgeries. Once the plastic surgeon has discussed the procedure with you in great detail, they will create a surgical plan and set a date for the procedure.
Prior to treatment, the targeted areas will be marked. Depending on the treatment plan, local anesthesia may be administered. Then, incisions will be made so that the cannula can be inserted. The cannula is a thin tube connected to an external vacuum, which suctions the fat cells and fluid from the treated areas.
Recovery After Liposuction
You will need some recovery time after your liposuction surgery to help with proper healing. You may be able to go back to work after a few days and resume your normal activities after several weeks.
Expect swelling, bruising, and soreness for the first several days. You will be asked to wear compression garments for a few weeks to reduce the swelling. Antibiotics and pain medications may be prescribed as well. Once all swelling has fully ameliorated, you will be able to enjoy the results of your liposuction procedure.
The cost of liposuction surgery varies due to the client-centered approach at the Plastic Surgery Institute of Dayton. The overall price may be affected by anesthetic and surgical fees, as well as any additional surgeries paired with the liposuction procedure.
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When exercise and dieting have proven ineffective for achieving a more toned appearance, liposuction in Dayton is an ideal option. Contact the Plastic Surgery Institute of Dayton to find out more about the benefits of this surgical procedure. Schedule your consultation today!