Fat becomes harder and harder to lose the older we become. As our metabolism slows and our busy schedules make it difficult to find time to exercise, stubborn deposits of fat develop throughout the body. Liposuction is a popular body contouring surgery that works to eliminate bothersome love handles, muffin tops, and other areas where fat has become resistant to diet and exercise.
It is important to realize that body contouring surgeries like liposuction are not intended to be an alternative to diet and exercise or a solution to obesity. Liposuction is best for those who are healthy, but who are struggling to lose stubborn fat from areas such as:
For your procedure, you will be put under general anesthesia. Dr. Fogleman or Dr. Benien will begin your liposuction surgery by making a small incision at your treatment site. From there, a tube called a cannula will be inserted below the skin. The cannula, which is attached to a vacuum device, is then moved around to break down the fat, which is then suctioned out of your body.
Healing and recovery after your liposuction surgery will take some time. Following your procedure, your Oklahoma City surgeon may place surgical drains at the incision sites to prevent the build-up of fluids and to reduce swelling. You also may be given a compression garment to wear for a few weeks.
Your results won’t be completely noticeable immediately after your procedure, so it is best to be patient and understand that healing will occur gradually. You will be able to walk around in a couple of days, but you may want to take a few days to a week before returning to work. Limit any strenuous activity or exercise for about a month or until you are feeling back to normal strength.
The difference in the shape of your body will be apparent very soon, and any swelling or bruising will continue to fade over time. Once your body has healed, your liposuction procedure will have achieved a slimmer, smoother contouring of your treatment areas.
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Dr. Fogleman and Dr. Benien create elegant, natural results with each surgical procedure or non-surgical treatment they perform. "Quality outcomes," as they say. Their goal is not to make their patients look different – they strive to make them look better, never overdone or obvious.