Liposuction is a surgical procedure which removes fat from the body by suctioning it from areas where it has built up. You can get liposuction on many parts of your body, including the face, abdomen and thighs. Liposuction works best for people close to their ideal weight and want to get rid of stubborn, unwanted pockets of fat in certain areas, such as sagging tummies or flabby knees. Dr. Stan Castor and his team at Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery in Tampa, FL encourages both men and women to consider this treatment if they have reached a plateau in terms of reducing or eliminating unwanted fat on the body with diet and exercise alone.
Will Liposuction Tighten the Skin as Well?
Dr. Stan Castor uses the latest Liposuction technology such as Vaser Liposelection and Smart Lipo as a means to help sculpt specific areas of the body. Since these devices use high frequency ultrasound waves or laser light, there is a significant amount of skin retraction when compared to traditional liposuction. Many medical studies show up to 50% tighter skin. However, some people have excess skin after losing a significant amount of weight. So, while you may be able to achieve better definition with liposuction, you may still need to undergo another surgical procedure such as a tummy tuck in order to remove excess skin from your body.
Is Liposuction Safe?
Remember that liposuction is a surgery and carries common risks. Complications such as infection can occur without proper care and attention to the incision area. You should consult with Dr. Stan Castor and carefully consider whether this procedure is right for you before choosing to undergo it. He can educate you on the pros and cons of plastic surgery and what liposuction can help you achieve.
What Can I Expect Following the Liposuction Procedure?
Recovery and healing from liposuction can take several weeks, but you will start to see results almost immediately after the surgery. While swelling and bruising are common following the procedure, they should subside within a few days. You can expect some mild pain as well, which can be controlled with over-the counter medications such as ibuprofen.
Schedule a Visit To Learn More About Liposuction and Other Plastic Surgeries for the Body
Liposuction is a popular option for many people who want to achieve their ideal body shape. If you have questions about this procedure or if it is right for your needs, be sure to talk to Dr. Stan Castor of Tampa, FL, today. He will help guide you through the decision process so you can make an informed decision. Call 813-971-2000 to request a consultation and initial evaluation.