Southern California Liposuction – FAQ’s
Dr. Thomas answers many commonly asked questions about Liposuction… (Read on)
1. Are the results of Liposuction permanent? Can the fat come back?
We all carry a certain number of fat cells in our body. When we gain weight we do not add more fat cells, instead each existing fat cell becomes larger. With the above knowledge in mind, we can safely say that the results of Liposuction are permanent unless one puts on excess weight; in which case the suctioned areas will expand much less than the rest of the body.
2. How much does liposuction surgery cost?
The cost of Liposuction is determined by the time it takes to perform the procedure. The more areas to be suctioned the higher will be the cost. The exact cost of Liposuction can only be determined after an examination during the consultation.
3. Will liposuction tighten up loose skin?
Since Liposuction creates a wound under the skin and all wounds heal by a certain amount of contracting and shrinking the skin over the Liposuctioned area usually shrinks to a certain degree. If the skin is minimally loose it usually shrinks nicely, if it is very loose it will not shrink significantly.
4. Is it true that other areas get fat after liposuction?
There is no evidence that suctioning one area will result in weight gain in other areas, unless one actually put on weight in which case unsuctioned areas will expand more than the suctioned ones which may give an impression that fat has crept to the rest of the body.
5. Is liposuction surgery painful?
Pain after Liposuction is less than other surgeries because there are no large incisions. Patients usually experience moderate amount of soreness during the first few days which is easily controlled with prescribed pain medication. Some patients will bruise which is treated with natural medication such as Arnica.
6. When can exercising be resumed?
Walking is encouraged early on, however active exercise should be avoided for 4 weeks and the tight garment provided should be worn for 6 weeks.