How soon can patients go home after liposculpture?
If liposuction is performed under general anaesthesia, the patient will be taken to a recovery room for observation after the procedure until it can be determined there are no significant post-operative problems such as low blood pressure, dizziness or nausea and vomiting. If liposculpture is performed with local anaesthetic only, a patient can normally be discharged home around 30 minutes after the procedure.
How long will the bruising and swelling last?
The amount of bruising varies considerably between patients. The vast majority experience bruising, swelling and soreness for at least a few weeks. However, each person’s outcome will vary based on factors such as volume of fat cells removed, the area of removal, skin condition and age.
How long before resuming normal activities after liposculpture?
Depending on the amount of areas treated, most patients should be able to return to normal light activities within a few days after liposculpture. Although soreness and tenderness will limit the speed with which the patient can move about, they should be reasonably comfortable while sitting at a desk or working at a computer. Some patients find the soreness after surgery more significant than others, but most patients are quite surprised at how quickly they are able to return to normal activities.
It is usually recommended the patient gets out of bed and walks around almost immediately after surgery to avoid the risks of blood clot formation and to expedite healing.
Is liposuction a treatment for weight loss or obesity?
No. liposuction is designed to improve body contour by removing localised fatty deposits that don’t shift with diet and exercise. It is not a technique to lose weight.
what are the good areas for liposuction?
Classics areas treated include the outer thighs (saddlebags), abdomen, love handles, hips, inner thighs, knees, ankles, breasts (in appropriate patients), the neck and chin region.
Does Liposuction remove cellulite?
Liposuction improves the silhouette of the body but it is not designed to eliminate cellulite. It improves the shape of the body but does not significantly improve the quality of skin texture. Liposuction may reduce cellulite to a minor degree but it is unlikely to produce a significant improvement or completely eliminate an ‘orange peel’ appearance. Conversely, in some cases liposuction can exacerbate per-existing cellulite.