Are Your Expectations of Liposuction In Line With Probability?

Liposuction has been a widely popular body contouring procedure for many years. The various techniques used to extract fat cells from one or more areas of the body have proven themselves capable of dramatically improving a person’s shape. Having years of clinical practice in liposuction, we are well aware of the possibility of outstanding results. Still, it is important to talk about expectations.

Expectations are a critical aspect of plastic surgery. Liposuction may be well-known and it may be performed frequently, but if a person has unrealistic expectations of their potential outcome, they may be frustrated or dissatisfied with their new reality.

Knowing What Liposuction Can Do

Liposuction is interesting because the procedure removes fat cells and yet it does not lead to weight loss. This can be a sticking point if one is not careful. Some patients give in to the temptation to weigh themselves before their liposuction procedure. When they weight again after liposuction and see no change, there is a chance they could feel disappointed.

Liposuction is meant for body contouring. After treatment, and after side effects have subsided, the true results of surgery are seen. This may be more along the lines of a drop in clothing size than a drop in weight.

We mentioned side effects for a reason because this is another aspect of liposuction that could trigger frustration if not expected. After liposuction, most patients will develop swelling as a result of minor tissue disruption. If one were to anticipate immediate results after this body contouring procedure, being met with a few weeks of swelling can feel like a let-down.

Postoperative swelling is managed with the compression garment applied after surgery. Additionally, patients are encouraged to resume light activity like walking soon after their procedure. Activity does not need to be strenuous to effectively support circulation. Circulation, in turn, helps the body process the accumulated fluid associated with swelling.

Learn more about liposuction and what it can do for you. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Schaffer to discuss the details of this procedure.

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