If you plan to undergo liposuction to lose weight, you should first know that liposuction is no alternative to regular exercising and healthy eating. Moreover, it does not remove cellulite or tone the skin. What it does is help treat all that stubborn fat tissues that do not respond to exercise and dieting. These are areas like, the saddle bags or love handles, tummy, outer thighs, and inner thighs. The Liposculpture surgery procedure can be performed on different areas of the body including:Tummy (abdominal)
- Flanks or Love Handles
- Face (cheek)
- Neck (jowl)
- Breasts (breast reduction in men and women)
It is only if you have and realize realistic expectations after your liposuction treatment will you be satisfied with its outcome. You can also expect optimum result and satisfaction if you do not smoke for a few months before the surgery and if you do not use liposuction as an alternative to dieting and healthy living.
The initial results after liposuction are minimal and are not as dramatic as you want it to be as its swelling compromise all the missing fat for a while. Besides swelling, bruising and tenderness is rather evident after liposuction. The swelling is not as enlarged as it was before surgery, but you definitely can feel that fat is removed from the area.
The recovery and effects of the liposuction procedure depend on the technique used. With wet technique, the complete draining of all injected fluids take a few days to get processed out of the body. This is the technique Dr Young uses with Liposculpture.
How long to notice optimal liposuction results?
You find that the swelling starts reducing in a few weeks’ time, which is when the most definite results are visible after the liposuction. You first notice that your old clothes do not fit you anymore, and you need a new wardrobe of clothes. Swelling usually takes a month to fully subside while the loosened skin takes up to 3 months to adjust to the new and reduced shape.
The final and actual finished results of liposuction are visible after about six months. While the difficult areas like face and ankles give minimal changes, the places like abdomen, breast, buttocks, arm, thighs and calves produce the most prominent results.
Long-lasting or temporary liposuction results?
Unfortunately, liposuction does not offer a permanent cure from fatty deposits. It does not prevent fat deposits at the original liposuction site or other body parts. In fact, you are more prone to gain weight in those body part that do not undergo liposuction as these body parts now have more fat cells.
So in a nutshell, if you wonder how long to see results from liposuction, you should first know that a liposuction does not let you eat whatever you want. To maintain long term liposuction results, it is important that you maintain a healthy lifestyle with a healthy diet and regular exercise. This is most important, as calorie restriction will reduce weight and fat returning. We also recommend massaging and lymphatic drainage.
So for the best results in liposculpture, expect atleast 3 months to see your changes, and continue a diet and fitness programme.