Understanding Liposuction: What to Expect
Liposuction is one of the best options for removing stubborn fat that’s left from events like weight loss or pregnancy. However, it’s important to make sure your expectations are in line with a successful and safe procedure. There are a lot of misconceptions about liposuction and what it can do, so you should be sure and discuss your expectations with Dr. Fichadia during a consultation. Here are some things to know about liposuction and what you can expect from your results.
One common accompaniment to rapid weight gain or loss is stretched skin. Unfortunately, liposuction can’t fix this concern and can even worsen it if more excess fat is removed. If lax skin is a concern, then make sure to discuss your options for a lift procedure with Dr. Fichadia.
Liposuction isn’t meant to be a weight-loss method. In fact, you should be at or near your ideal weight before opting for liposuction. It’s also important that your weight be stable so that fluctuations don’t affect your results. The amount of fat removed by liposuction isn’t often substantial, meaning liposuction won’t drastically change the number on the scale. Rather, it can positively affect your figure and overall look.
In the same vein, liposuction will not induce weight loss like bariatric surgery. If you still need to lose weight, it’s important to discuss your plan with Dr. Fichadia so you can plan the right timeframe for your liposuction procedure and ensure you’re successful. If your BMI is above a certain threshold, bariatric surgery may be more beneficial for you.
Liposuction is an excellent option for refining your weight loss results and improving your figure after you reach your weight loss goals. To discuss your options for stubborn fat, contact our Portland office by calling or filling out our online form.