How do I know if I need liposuction or a tummy tuck?
For patients with excess fat in the subcutaneous layer (above the muscle layer) but minimal skin excess, liposuction alone may be an excellent choice for body contouring. These clients typically have good skin elasticity, but they struggle with stubborn fat pockets that don�t respond to dieting or exercise. Liposuction can be performed on the hips, waist, inner and outer thighs, belly, and lower back with minimal scarring. Women who have previously been pregnant often suffer from a stretched-out abdominal wall with separated six-pack muscles, along with stubborn fat and excess skin in the midsection. These clients usually fare best by undergoing abdominoplasty combined with liposuction.
Is liposuction treatment for obesity?
No. Liposuction is an effective and safe fat loss method, but it does not result in significant weight loss. Removing 3-5 liters of fat during liposuction will not affect how heavy you are but will rather result in a more shapely body contour and a better fit in clothing. Liposuction is an ideal solution for combating stubborn body fat that won�t respond to dieting or exercise.
What should I expect after treatment?
A helper must drive you home from surgery and stay with you the rest of the day. You will have access to pain medications, should you require them. Most patients tend to return to work within several days, resuming exercise after 3-7 days. Your return to the office for a follow-up visit to ensure your healing progresses smoothly will be scheduled in advance of your procedure.
Can liposuction be combined with other procedures?
Yes! Liposuction is frequently partnered with various facial and body contouring solutions, including breast surgery, abdominoplasty, a neck lift, and more. Ask your doctor how liposuction can be used to enhance your surgical outcomes for a more youthful and streamlined physique.
Does liposuction treat cellulite?
Cellulite occurs when the fibrotic bands connecting the surface skin with the underlying muscles begin to weaken structurally, allowing fat to peek through in a mesh-like pattern resembling cottage cheese. Liposuction is not an ideal solution for treating cellulite, but it can help improve your overall body contours. Dr. Brzowski offers several non-invasive options for ridding the body of cellulite, including QWO, Cellfina and others.