Body Contouring DC
For people looking to improve the overall shape of their body, liposuction is a popular surgical procedure for excess fat removal.
So, is liposuction safe? What can I expect from the procedure? We answer all of your burning questions, below.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes fat from areas such as the buttocks, abdomen, back, arms, etc.
Who is Liposuction Right for?
This popular procedure is ideal for individuals who have not been able to address areas of stubborn body fat despite a dedicated diet and exercise regimen.
This is also a great option for patients with good skin elasticity and who don’t have much in terms of excess skin.
Who Shouldn’t Undergo Treatment
Liposuction is not a recommended treatment for those who smoke, or with chronic health problems.
This is also not the right option for obese patients, for those with excess skin or who are on blood thinning medications.
What to Expect From Your Procedure
When you go in for liposuction, you will be administered anesthesia so that you are comfortable during the procedure.
How long your recovery period is in the hospital depends largely on where you had liposuction performed on your body.
You may experience some swelling, bruising or soreness following your procedure.
You can speak with your doctor about ways to alleviate any pain or discomfort during your recovery period.
What are the Risks?
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks for complications during and after the surgery.
Before you decide to undergo any surgical procedure be sure to ask about the associated risks both during, and immediately following the procedure.
You should also have a full understanding of potential health risks and side effects during your recovery period.
Alternative Treatments at DC Derm Docs
If you believe you may be a good candidate for liposuction, but don’t want to undergo a surgical procedure, contact our office online or call (202)822-9591 today to schedule a non-invasive body contouring consultation.