At Aesthetic Surgical Arts in Overland Park, KS, we are committed to helping men and women in the Kansas City area reach their body goals, which is why we offer liposuction, a body contouring procedure that instantly removes stubborn fat cells from the body. If you’re tired of dieting and exercising yet still not seeing positive improvements in your problem areas, this procedure can change everything.
This procedure is so popular because it can finally eliminate those pockets of stubborn fat from different areas of your body that just won’t respond to your clean eating efforts and exercise routine. Patients love this procedure because it allows them to finally be free of those stubborn fat cells for good and lets them experience a new sense of confidence in their bodies.
Does Liposuction Work Immediately?
When you choose to undergo liposuction, you’ll be able to experience one of the main benefits of this procedure: immediate results. Unlike other body contouring treatments that heat or freeze fat cells with non-invasive techniques to destroy them and then require the body to eliminate them in the months following the treatment process, this surgical cosmetic procedure instantly removes fat cells from the body.
Although you will have to follow some post-procedure directives during your recovery, you will achieve instant results that will continue to improve over time.
What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a body contouring procedure that removes those stubborn fat cells from the body that seem resistant to diet and fitness techniques. Stubborn fat cells are gently suctioned out of the body during the procedure. Various techniques can be used to improve the accuracy and precision of this treatment and create new and noticeable body contours.
How Does It Work?
This procedure begins with an initial consultation. When you arrive at your appointment, you’ll be back with one of our experts, who will discuss your goals with you. They will give you more details about the procedure, how it works, and what you can expect before, during, and after the procedure. We will obtain some medical background information to confirm that this procedure is a safe choice for you. Then, we will move forward in designing your treatment plan.
We can treat one or multiple areas of your body during this procedure, so if you have more than one problem area, be sure to address it with one of our experts so that we can design a comprehensive treatment plan that targets all of your areas of concern. Our goal is to help you enjoy a new and improved body as quickly as possible without having to schedule multiple procedures to do so.
What Areas Can This Procedure Treat?
One of the benefits of this body contouring procedure is that it is effective, precise, and accurate. It is versatile in that it can remove stubborn fat from many different areas of the body. Some of the most common treatment areas include:
- Face (chin, jawline, etc.)
- Inner and outer thighs
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
Once you undergo this procedure, you can expect to have significantly less fat volume in your problem areas. You will have new body contours that will be noticeable and help you look and feel like an improved version of yourself. If you’ve been dealing with stubborn fat for any length of time, you are probably aware of how it can negatively impact your self-image.
After this procedure, expect a renewed sense of confidence. Once you experience your results, your problem areas will no longer be defined by the stubborn fat cells that don’t respond to your diet or your fitness routine.
How Long Will It Take To See Final Results?
Even though this procedure is designed to remove fat cells from the body to deliver immediate results, it will take time to experience your final results. It typically takes about six months for you to experience the best, most noticeable results. However, you can expect some incredible changes in your body that will continue to improve with time.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Liposuction is designed to deliver permanent results. It removes stubborn fat cells directly from the body so that you can experience immediate results. Once the surgeon removes these fat cells, they can’t grow back. Fat cells don’t regrow because, by the time you reach adolescence, your body has all the fat cells it will have for life. Removing fat cells doesn’t cause the body to grow new ones.
However, this procedure is limited in that it will not remove every single fat cell from your treatment area. You will experience significantly decreased fat volume once the procedure is over. Still, there will be some remaining fat cells in the area, and those fat cells could expand if you gain weight after your procedure is over.
Maintaining Your Procedure Results Long-Term
To prevent this from happening, all you have to do is live a healthy lifestyle, eat a healthy diet, and exercise consistently. Patients must understand that this procedure is designed to fine-tune and contour the body. It is not a replacement for traditional weight loss methods.
Committing To Maintaining Your Results
Going into this procedure with realistic expectations knowing what it can and cannot do will help you not only enjoy the entire process but understand that maintaining permanent results is within your hands. As long as you are committed to doing what it takes, you can enjoy a tighter and more toned-looking physique indefinitely.
Many patients use this procedure to kickstart a new fitness routine to help them build on their procedure results. They are so motivated by the improvements in their body that they want to continue improving their bodies and take them to the next level by further fine-tuning their diet and exercise routine.
Can This Procedure Be Combined With Other Surgical Procedures?
Liposuction can be combined with other plastic surgery procedures. It is often performed in combination with breast reduction and a tummy tuck, among others. If you’re interested in adding additional procedures to your treatment plan, be sure to address each area of concern when you arrive at our Kansas City area office and meet with one of our team members.
Am I a Candidate for This Procedure?
The best candidates for this procedure are men and women who already understand the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and have reached their goal weight.
This procedure is not designed for those who qualify as obese, so it’s important to understand that this is not the procedure for you if you need to lose a significant amount of weight. Once you reach your target weight, you can schedule this procedure to further define and contour your body and reach new body goals. As with any surgical procedure, it is important that patients are in good health before undergoing the procedure.
Scheduling Your Procedure at Our Kansas City Office: What To Expect
Once we confirm that liposuction is right for you and design your treatment plan, we will schedule your procedure date. You’ll be provided with some preparatory instructions on preparing for your procedure. These may include some of the following:
- Avoid all forms of nicotine in the days leading up to your procedure
- Avoid blood-thinning supplements and medications
- Wear comfortable clothing to your appointment
- Prepare for your recovery by meal planning and finding someone to help you at home
- Prepare a place on the couch or in your bed where you can rest for the first few days
The Day Of
On the day of your appointment, you will need someone to drive you to and from your procedure since we will administer anesthesia to help you maintain comfort throughout the procedure. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, a series of carefully placed incisions will be made in your designated treatment areas.
A surgical device called a cannula will be inserted into those small incisions to gently break up and remove your stubborn fat cells from your problem areas. This process will continue until each area you want to treat has been adequately addressed.
Once your procedure is over, you will begin your recovery. As long as you follow the post-procedure care directives and eat a healthy diet, you can expect to achieve the best possible results and recover as quickly as possible. You may be provided with a compression garment to wear in the weeks following your procedure to help your body mold to the newly created contours.
It’s important that you wear this garment as directed to achieve the best results. Additionally, other ways you can help promote a quick and healthy recovery include exercising as directed by your surgeon, eating a healthy diet free of sugar, salt, and preservatives, and resting when necessary.
The Importance of Rest and Following Post-Surgical Directives
It’s important that you spend the first few days after your procedure resting and following all the directives given to you by our surgical team. You’ll be provided with a compression garment and directions on when and how to wear it. This garment is important because it will help contour your body and promote healing. You’ll be directed to avoid baths and only shower for the first one to two weeks.
It typically takes about two weeks for patients to start to feel like themselves again, so it’s important that you focus on resting and make sure you have someone who can help you at home, so you don’t over-exert yourself performing household duties.
Ask a friend or family member to help you with your household chores like carpool, dog walking, meal preparation, and even cleaning. As long as you plan ahead and focus on resting, you can ensure that you will experience a quick and healthy recovery.
Avoid Alcohol and Nicotine
If you are a smoker, it’s important that you take every measure to quit before your scheduled procedure. Smoking will negatively affect your procedure and your results. Additionally, you’ll be advised to avoid alcohol consumption before and after your procedure to help promote skin elasticity and optimal healing.
Invest in Yourself
If you want to target stubborn fat but have never taken that first step, it’s time to invest in yourself. Once you have experienced the benefits that come with finally targeting and treating your problem areas, you’ll be amazed just how far-reaching the treatment’s benefits really are. If you live in the Kansas City area, we’re ready to help you achieve your body goals. Contact us today at Aesthetic Surgical Arts in Overland, KS, to learn more about this procedure.