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Liposuction has remained one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for decades. At Jacobson Plastic Surgery, we offer liposuction in Rochester for men and women who need help sculpting their figures. Tight, firm, contoured bodies show off the results of your dedication and healthy habits. Many individuals struggle to achieve the contours they desire despite regular exercise and good nutrition. If you have been struggling to get rid of stubborn fat around your body, liposuction can provide you with the help you need.
What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a common procedure performed to achieve a firmer, tighter look that truly reflects your active lifestyle. Areas commonly treated include the abdomen, lateral and inner thighs, and “love handles” in women, and in men.
The best candidates for liposuction are at their ideal body weight and exhibit good skin tone. Often the unwanted fat can be transferred to a depleted area including the face, breast, or buttocks.
Why Is Liposuction Performed?
No matter how much you diet or exercise, reducing fat from certain areas of the body can be extremely difficult. It is often frustrating for some people that no matter how much effort they put in, certain areas of the body just don’t respond.
Liposuction is mostly done to reduce fat from:
- Chin and neck
- Upper arms
- Hips and thighs
- Chest and back
- Calves and ankles
Fat cells increase in size and volume when you gain weight. Liposuction decreases the number of fat cells in a particular area of the body. As long as you maintain a stable weight, the results from liposuction are generally permanent.
Can Liposuction Be Used for Weight Loss?
Liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure. It is intended for the removal of specific pockets of fat to help contour the shape of the body. It is safe to remove only a certain amount of fat from the body without causing health complications. Hence, liposuction is not recommended as a weight-loss aid. An active and healthy lifestyle is the recommended way to lose excess weight and be fit.
Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
The best candidates for liposuction are individuals who want to remove fat deposits in areas like the chin, neck, upper body, abdomen, and lower body. Candidates must be at least 18 years old and in good overall health.
It is highly important to understand that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. Liposuction benefits those who already at or near their ideal weight.
The best results from liposuction can be experienced by individuals with firm and elastic skin. This will help the body adjust and mold smoothly into the new contours.
How to Prepare for Liposuction
The first step to preparing for liposuction is to inform your cosmetic surgeon about any underlying medical conditions that you may have. During the consultation, you will be asked about your complete medical history.
Your surgeon will also suggest some lab tests that you would need to undergo.
Be ready to discuss current prescriptions as well. If you are already on some medications, you may need to adjust or stop these medications as per your surgeon’s advice. He may also prescribe certain medications to prepare for the procedure.
Once it is confirmed that you are eligible for liposuction, Dr. Jacobson will proceed with providing an initial assessment of the possible treatment areas. He will also discuss the possible results and recovery directions.
What to Expect During Liposuction
Liposuction will begin with administering anesthesia to the treatment areas. General anesthesia will be used if a large volume of fat is expected to be removed.
While waiting for the anesthesia to take effect, Dr. Jacobson will create the markings that will serve as a guide during the procedure.
Once the anesthesia is effective, Dr. Jacobson will begin by creating a small incision on the site where the cannula will be inserted. The cannula will then be inserted to suction out the fat deposits in the target area. This process will be repeated until the target fat is removed from all treatment areas.
Recovering from Liposuction
Some swelling and bruising around the treated areas are to be expected. A compression garment will need to be worn to help manage swelling and provide support to the area. Any pain can be managed with over-the-counter medication. It will take around two weeks of recovery before you can return to work. Bruising and swelling will take around three to four weeks to subside. Your final results should be visible after about three months.
We will always be available to assist you if you have any questions. Feel free to reach out if you notice anything unusual.
How Much Does Liposuction Cost?
The cost of your liposuction procedure will depend on the number of areas treated and the work required to provide you with results that satisfy your aesthetic needs. If you have any questions regarding pricing and payment options, they can be addressed during the consultation process.
It is absolutely important that you choose a qualified and experienced surgeon to perform your liposuction in order to ensure your safety and the quality of your results.
With years of experience in body contouring procedures, Dr. Jacobson will listen to your areas of concern, and your desired goals, to provide you with the best procedure options for natural-looking liposuction results. With a trusted reputation for his high standards, predictable outcomes, and aesthetic style, Dr. Jacobson will provide you with a personalized plan to meet your desired new look.