Do you wonder what the fuss is about and why more than 300,000 liposuction treatments are performed each year in the United States? Liposuction helps reduce pockets of fat on your body that are resistant to diet and exercise. It’s particularly effective in areas like the arms, belly, hips, thighs, and even the neck.
Dr. Chen of the practice Stephen Chen MD encourages you to consider this minimally invasive, fat-reducing procedure. Here, he outlines five reasons to think about using liposuction to assist you in refining your physique.
Liposuction isn’t for comprehensive weight loss; you should be close to your healthy body weight before signing up for the procedure. But, liposuction is the answer if you have pockets of fat, like a poochy belly or sagging upper arms, that won’t reduce with sit-ups, dips, or a clean diet.
During your procedure, Dr. Chen eliminates stubborn fat, regardless of your lifestyle changes, to create a physique you’re happier about.
When you lose weight, you feel proud of the number on the scale — but it doesn’t always result in the body shape you had hoped for. You can’t direct your body to lose weight naturally from specific areas.
For example, you may have slimmed down your abdominal area but still have bothersome fat around your back or thighs. Liposuction can take care of that issue.
To improve your contouring results, you can combine liposuction with another cosmetic procedure, like breast surgery, a Brazilian butt lift, or a tummy tuck.
Recovery time after liposuction is relatively short compared with conventional surgery. After just a few days, most people can resume many regular daily activities.
During those immediate recovery days, you may notice swelling and moderate soreness, which with over-the-counter pain medication or gentle use of ice packs can help. You’re likely to be pain-free around the one-month mark.
Dr. Chen wants to make sure you heal comfortably and well. He’ll provide a special compression garment or bandages to wrap around the treatment areas to reduce swelling.
Liposuction sucks away fat cells, so they’re gone for good. They can’t grow back or swell up. In other words, your liposuction results last for good. Because you can still gain weight that causes other fat cells to expand, ensure you keep up your healthy dietary and exercise habits.
Liposuction takes care of your perceived “flaws.” You can feel good showing off your body in more revealing clothes or when working out at the gym. You can feel more present by doing away with fat pockets that distract you from what matters most in life.
If you’re ready to set up a consultation with Dr. Chen to learn more about liposuction and how it can help you, call our office or use our website to make an appointment.