Liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries here at Plastic Surgery Seattle. The techniques that Dr. Haeck uses have proven to be very effective in minimizing fat in areas like hips, thighs, face, stomach, and neck.
Factors such as weight loss, heredity, aging, and especially pregnancy often result in stubborn accumulations of fat, which unfortunately is very difficult to eliminate, even with the most rigorous exercise routine. In situations like these, liposuction can help remove excess fat, as well as slim and reshape the body.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure performed for the purpose of shaping and tightening the body. This is accomplished by targeting pockets of localized fat. This is a very good alternative to those who have not seen any difference from diet and exercise and would like to see dramatic results.
This procedure is usually performed using general anesthesia. The size of the area as well as the number of areas being treated determine the duration of surgery.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
It is important to know that Liposuction is not a substitute for necessary weight loss. With that said, ideal candidates for liposuction should:
• Be in overall good health with average or slightly above-average weight
• Have stubborn, localized fat that does not get resolved with diet and exercise
• Have good skin elasticity – this is becoming less and less important with the advances of the procedures
People who are thinking of having a liposuction procedure should have realistic expectations of the surgery. The reasons and expectations will be discussed thoroughly during the preliminary consultation with Dr. Haeck.
The recovery time for liposuction is relatively short. Normally, patients can return to work within a few days and resume their day-to-day activities within approximately two weeks. You should expect some bruising and swelling but Dr. Haeck can prescribe medications as needed. The outcome of the procedure will be apparent after several months.
What to Expect After Surgery
Although this procedure will permanently remove fat cells from the body, it will not prevent you from regaining weight. After liposuction, fat deposits will not accumulate in the same localized areas. It is important to maintain your new shape with a healthy diet and fitness regimen.
Learn More about Liposuction
If you have tried diet and exercise and have not been happy with the results, you may benefit from liposuction at Plastic Surgery Associates of Seattle. Call us now at 206-860-4684 to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Haeck.