As we age, the shape of our bodies change and our metabolism slows, it can become very difficult to burn off stubborn pockets of fat. Liposuction is an effective fat removal treatment for these layers of fat that can continue to build and make it nearly impossible to lose it all on your own even when eating right and exercising regularly.
Would Liposuction Work For Me?
Liposuction is intended to help those already living a healthy lifestyle to remove unwanted pockets of fat or to accomplish a more proportional body. Liposuction can help those looking to eliminate fat from areas including:
- Face, neck or jawline
However, liposuction is not a quick fix for obesity or a way out of exercising and proper nutrition. Those who are healthy but struggle with areas of fat that have become unresponsive to diet and exercise are the best candidates for liposuction and other fat-removal cosmetic surgeries like the less-invasive alternative, SmartLipo.
How is Liposuction Performed?
For your surgery, you will be put under anesthesia. Dr. Schwarz will begin your procedure by making an incision near the area or areas that you and Dr. Schwarz had discussed for treatment during your consultation. The area will then be filled with a numbing agent to minimize discomfort and ease fat removal. A tube called a cannula will then be inserted through the incisions and into the layer of fat beneath your skin. The cannula is then used to break down the pockets of fat which is then suctioned out of your body.
Recovering from Your Liposuction Surgery
After your surgery, Dr. Schwarz will provide you with compression garments to wear over your treated areas in order to minimize swelling. Temporary surgical drains will be needed at your incision sites to help eliminate fluid. You will need a few days set aside to rest after your procedure and it may take several weeks for your body to fully heal.
The results of your surgery will provide you with a slimmer body contour that will last long with a healthy lifestyle.
If you’re tired of dealing with stubborn fat, click the button below to set up your liposuction consultation with Dr. Schwarz in Raleigh.