A Detailed Overview of Liposuction in Chicago
Losing weight is in your hands. You can go on a diet, start excessive exercising and so on, all of which will decrease the overall weight of your body. However, dictating which parts of your body will shed pounds and which ones won’t, as a result of your diet, is beyond your control. Typically, women and men alike start to shed weight around their face and breasts/chest. This leads to a disproportionate appearance of the body.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is the answer to the problem highlighted above. It can selectively remove fat deposits from your body, allowing you to get a nicer, restored contour and shape. Basically, liposuction is a surgical procedure that involves the placement of cannulas under the skin. These cannulas are narrow steel tubes. The fat in that part of the body is then liquefied and removed through the tube to be disposed.
How do you know if Liposuction is Right for You?
A large number of people suffer from specific areas where there are an abundance of fat cells. Not all potential patients are prime candidates for a liposuction procedure. Generally, people who have a good skin elasticity and have fat in select localized areas of the body such as thighs, necks, arms, love handles etc, can make use of liposuction. There are a few requirements that patients have to fulfill if they are to make the most of this Plastic Surgery procedure.
- Having realistic expectations from the procedure
- Having healthy eating habits
- A good overall health
- Greater elasticity of the skin
- Having a stable weight
Is Liposuction everlasting?
Yes, the fat removal is ever lasting and permanent as long as the patient maintains a stable body weight and healthy eating habits. The procedure also removes fat cells from the area. This means there is a lower chance of fat depositing in that particular area again. However, if you gain weight post your liposuction procedure, that fat will be unevenly distributed all over your body. This is primarily because areas that were not treated will have a greater number of fat cells.
Post Surgery Care
Dr. John A. Kotis maintains that post-surgical care is part of the successful outcome of the procedure. Hence, you will typically be asked to do a few things and refrain from others. Here are a few tips from Dr. John A. Kotis:
- Once you have undergone a liposuction, you will be asked to wear a compression garment. The use of this garment is made to help you deal with post operative swelling and discomfort that may have been caused.
- You will have to stay low and refrain from heavy duty action for at least 2 weeks after the surgery.
- Smoking is to be avoided in pre and post surgery recovery days.
The first thing to do if you are looking to get liposuction is consult with an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. If you are considering these surgical options for liposuction please contact Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. John A. Kotis at (847) 250 0350