Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to remove excess fat deposits from specific areas of the body, enhancing overall contour and proportions. During the procedure, a thin tube, or cannula, is used to suction out unwanted fat, providing a more sculpted and streamlined appearance.

Liposuction Explained

Diet and exercise are important for a healthy lifestyle. And even with diet and exercise, excess fat can be problematic. This may be especially true as we age, have had pregnancies or faced other factors.

Liposuction is a good option for removing excess fat and reshaping the body. Liposuction is possible on many parts of the body including the abdomen, hips, back, thighs and arms. Liposuction can be performed as an isolated procedure, and also used in combination with other procedures (e.g. tummy tuck, thigh lift, arm lift, breast reduction).

Liposuction is not considered a treatment for obesity. Instead, it should be tool in achieving your ideal body size/shape. Additionally, to achieve long-term satisfaction and happiness, liposuction should be supplemented with an overall healthy lifestyle, including a well-balanced diet and regular exercise.

Benefits of Liposuction

Liposuction offers a range of transformative benefits, providing a solution for individuals seeking to address localized areas of stubborn fat that may resist traditional diet and exercise. Here are key advantages:
  • Improved Body Contour: Liposuction effectively sculpts and contours specific areas, creating a more streamlined and aesthetically pleasing silhouette.
  • Targeted Fat Reduction: The procedure allows for precise targeting of localized fat deposits, enabling customization to individual body areas, such as the abdomen, thighs, or arms.
  • Enhanced Proportions: Liposuction contributes to a more balanced and proportionate body shape, addressing asymmetry and creating a harmonious overall appearance.
  • Boost in Confidence: Achieving desired body contours often leads to increased self-confidence and satisfaction with one's physical appearance.
  • Lasting Results: Liposuction provides enduring results, as the removed fat cells do not typically regenerate. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle supports the longevity of the sculpted outcome.
Embarking on a liposuction journey is a personal decision, and our experienced team is dedicated to guiding you through the process, ensuring your goals are understood and achieved with precision and care.

How New Horizons Can Help

At New Horizons Center for Cosmetic Surgery, our skilled surgeons specialize in transformative liposuction procedures tailored to sculpt and contour your body for a more refined appearance. Our experienced team is committed to understanding your goals and guiding you through a personalized journey to achieve the body contours you desire. Schedule your consultation now to embark on your liposuction transformation and rediscover confidence.

Liposuction FAQs

While initial improvements are visible once swelling and bruising subside, the final results of liposuction become more apparent as residual swelling resolves. This process typically takes several weeks to months, and results continue to refine over time.

Liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure but rather a body contouring method. It is effective in targeting localized fat deposits resistant to diet and exercise, providing enhanced body proportions and sculpted contours.

While some scarring is inevitable, skilled surgeons aim to minimize visible scarring by placing incisions strategically. Over time, scars typically fade, and post-operative care instructions contribute to optimal healing.

Yes, liposuction can be combined with other cosmetic procedures such as tummy tucks or breast augmentation to achieve comprehensive body contouring. The decision to combine procedures is individualized based on aesthetic goals and surgeon recommendations.

The results of liposuction are enduring, as the fat cells removed do not typically regenerate. However, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is crucial to sustaining the sculpted outcome and preventing new fat accumulation

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What to Expect at Your Liposuction Appointment

At your liposuction appointment, expect a comprehensive consultation with your surgeon to discuss your aesthetic goals and assess the areas for targeted fat reduction. 

Liposuction is performed in the operating room with the patient asleep. Using small, blunt cannulas and suction, fat is removed through small subcentimeter incisions, usually hidden below the underwear line and within the bra line. The duration of the procedure varies on the amount of fat present and how many areas are being treated.

We will provide post-operative care instructions and recovery expectations, and schedule follow-up appointments so we can monitor your progress. Throughout the entire process, the emphasis is on meticulous care and precision to ensure a successful and transformative liposuction experience.

How to Prepare for Liposuction

In preparation for your liposuction appointment, adhere to any pre-operative instructions provided by your surgeon, which may include adjustments to medications, lifestyle considerations, and fasting guidelines. Communicate openly about your medical history, current medications, and any changes in your health since the initial consultation. Wear comfortable clothing on the day of the procedure and ensure transportation arrangements, as you may not be able to drive yourself home after receiving anesthesia.

Create a supportive recovery space at home and consider bringing a trusted friend or family member to the appointment to absorb the information provided and offer assistance during the recovery process. This thoughtful preparation ensures a smooth and well-informed experience as you embark on your liposuction journey.

Planning for Recovery after Liposuction

Patients typically go home the same day after liposuction, unless performed in large volumes, or if performed in conjunction with other procedures. After the procedure, you will need to wear a compression garment for up to 6 weeks to help minimize swelling and achieve an ideal contour.

Aside from strenuous activity or heavy lifting, patients typically resume their normal activities shortly after surgery. A majority of the swelling and bruising is improved by the 2-week mark. However, some residual swelling can last up to 3 months.

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Regular follow-up appointments with your surgeon will monitor your progress, ensuring a successful and comfortable recovery from your liposuction procedure.