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Dr. Sofonio is board certified by the American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Liposuction in La Quinta

What To Expect From Liposuction

You may be possibly thinking about how liposuction is used as cosmetic surgery. You may also be wondering about the expectations to put on the surgery, recovery and perhaps even the results. Well, many people think that liposuction is a quick fix which is not actually the case. Constant exercise is normally supposed to reduce fats on your body. However, if fats deposits cannot respond perfectly to exercise, then liposuction has to be performed.

There are actually some parts of the body that liposuction would work perfectly on them. These areas are upper arms, neck, thighs, abdomen, lower legs, hips, side of the knees and the lower back. Whether you will be out completely for the surgery or that you will be given just local anesthesia, is determined by the number of the affected parts of the body. Of course the higher the number of affected parts, the greater the chances of liposuction being done.

A plastic surgeon will have to make tiny incisions on the areas in which liposuction is to be performed. A cannula-a long and thin needle, will then be put under the skin. Once this has been done, the surgeon will then move the needle in a back and forth manner with the intention of displacing the fat deposits deposited on the affected parts of the skin. Thereafter, the fats will be sucked out by the use of a vacuum through the cannula.

Just as expected, many patients are more concerned about the time that they will take before they recover completely from liposuction. This is important though, since it will give as patient enough time before making the decision of liposuction to be performed. For instance if the patients are working, they would like to know the number of days that they would be absent from work.

The length of time that one will take to recover is also determined by the number of areas affected. Normally, the patient should be well within four to a maximum of seven days if liposuction was not done together with a plastic surgery. However, the results may not be seen quickly. Your skin will be bruised and puffy where liposuction was performed and so do not expect it to be that attractive. For the swelling to subside completely, it takes four to a maximum of six weeks. It will also take an addition of about three months for the results to be noticed.

In conclusion, liposuction is one of the tools to achieving your dream body. But always have in mind that this is just but a tool. So you will still need to take part in exercises and eat well even after you have recovered completely from the surgery.