While many new body contouring procedures have hit the market in recent years, liposuction remains the most popular, and for good reason — it is highly effective! Dr. Marco Ellis performs liposuction on men and women who want to get rid of lingering flab in order to create a more toned shape.
Fat can stubbornly stick to problem areas. Some patients find liposuction the most practical way to address this issue and get the body they have worked hard for. While some plastic surgery procedures last about a decade or so, liposuction patients are thrilled to see their results last permanently with help from a proper diet.
Candidates for Liposuction
Interested patients should be aware that liposuction is not a weight-loss surgery — in fact, it is much more successful at addressing lingering fat deposits than taking off significant amounts of weight. Accordingly, Dr. Ellis recommends that you employ a diet and exercise routine to shed unwanted weight, and then follow up with liposuction to eliminate the fat that is resistant to your healthy habits.
The best candidates will also have a skin texture that is firm and tight, as that will help you avoid having loose skin after the surgery. If your skin is lax, Dr. Ellis may discuss alternatives like tummy tuck that better suit your body. Additionally, it is preferable that patients do not smoke, as tobacco can interfere with the healing process.
Dr. Ellis will make slight, strategically placed incisions around the areas you want targeted. Next, he will insert a thin tube through the incisions to break up the fat beneath the skin’s surface. He will then suction the broken up fat cells out of your body before suturing the incisions. The level of pain associated with this procedure should be bearable with the assistance of anesthesia.
Where Liposuction Works
Liposuction is a versatile procedure, able to tackle fat deposits on many areas of the body. Dr. Ellis regularly performs liposuction on the:
- Flanks/love handles
- Upper arms
During a consultation, Dr. Ellis can assess the fat accumulation on your body to give you a realistic picture of what liposuction can accomplish for you.
Liposuction Recovery and Results
Because liposuction is an invasive surgery, you should expect to have bruising and swelling for roughly six weeks and to wear a compression garment for a couple of weeks to accelerate the healing process. Many patients are ready to go back to work after a few days, provided that their job is sedentary.
You can expect to see an instantaneous change in your body following liposuction, though the results will gradually improve as your healing body reveals nicer, more attractive contours. Excitingly, since liposuction permanently removes fat, the results you have achieved from this surgery can last forever, provided that you maintain a healthy weight moving forward.
Speak to Dr. Ellis about Liposuction
Dr. Ellis is known for his warm, professional disposition and eagerness to help his patients become more satisfied with their own bodies. If excess fat is impeding your confidence, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ellis to discuss what liposuction may accomplish for you by calling (312) 695-6022.