There a number of reasons why you may be considering liposuction, but you may not feel that you know enough about it to decide whether it is the right choice for you. With many alternatives to the cosmetic procedure, let’s take a closer look into what it actually entails, so you can be sure that this is the best solution for your body.
What Does Liposuction Do?
If you have unwanted body fat on your body that you want removed, then liposuction can be used to remove it whilst altering and sculpting your body shape. It can give you long-lasting results, as long as you keep a healthy weight.
The procedure works best on those who are not overweight and have some areas on their body where the skin is tight. It is usually aimed at areas that are difficult places to lose fat through exercise and eating a healthy diet such as thighs, hips and the stomach.
What Is Involved During The Procedure?
During the procedure, fat is sucked out of small areas where it has collected, including the hips, thighs, stomach and buttocks. If the liposuction procedure is used on a lower part of your body, then an epidural anaesthetic is a pain relief option though generally, you will be put under general anaesthetic. Before you go under, the surgeon will mark on your body where you want the fat removed from.
The surgeon will then inject the specific area to reduce bruising, swelling and blood loss, and will then break the fat cells up by using high-frequency vibrations. A small cut is then made, followed by a suction tube being inserted into this incision. This tube is moved around, in order to loosen the fat before sucking it out. Any fluid or blood is drained, and finally, the treated area is stitched up and bandaged, to keep it clean and protected.
The whole procedure tends to take between one to three hours and usually requires the patient to stay in the hospital overnight to be monitored by nurses.
Are There Any Risks?
Besides from the common side effects including, bruising, swelling, scars and possible fluid from the cuts, there can be occasions when the procedure can go wrong, leaving the patient with uneven results, haematoma, change in skin colour and damage to internal organs. However, these aren’t common and under trustworthy hands, these risks are reduced even further.
How Much Does It Cost?
It is crucial that you are 100% sure that you want the procedure as the price can be rather hefty, ranging from £2,000 to £6,000. If you are certain that you want liposuction, have a look around to find the best price, but ensure that you are treated by a certified professional.
Who Should Avoid The Procedure?
If you are obese or you want cellulite or stretch marks removed, then this isn’t the procedure for you, because that is not what liposuction aims at. The cosmetic procedure is suitable for those who have tried to change their lifestyle, but it hasn’t worked and they are adamant that they will continue to stay healthy after the procedure.
Hopefully, this guide will help you to decide whether liposuction is the right choice for you. Make sure that you do plenty of research and ask a professional for more information if you are still unsure.