Achieving a sleek, toned, and slim physique can be very difficult with diet and exercise alone. The human body is designed to hang onto fat in certain areas, such as the abdomen, thighs, and upper arms. If you’re frustrated with a lack of results even with a healthy, active lifestyle, liposuction may be right for you.
What is a liposuction?
Our liposuction in Vancouver, WA, is a very popular cosmetic procedure that surgically removes unwanted fat from areas of the body that are stubbornly resistant to slimming down. During the surgery, very small incisions are made. A cannula is used to break up the fat tissues and then suction them out. While liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, the result is a more sculpted, slim physique with refined curves.
What are the benefits of liposuction?
This cosmetic procedure is so popular because it achieves outstanding results that are visible immediately. Liposuction contours and smooths fatty bulges in almost any area. The benefits of liposuction include the following:
- Enhanced curves
- A smoother silhouette
- A better fit in clothing
- More than a 90% patient satisfaction rate
- Minimal to no scarring
- Can remove up to 6-10 pounds of fat
- Reduced chafing (from rubbing skin)
- Permanently removed fat cells
- Long-lasting body contouring
- More confidence and self-esteem
Who is a candidate for liposuction?
Candidates for liposuction in Vancouver, WA, are struggling to reduce fat deposits. For many people, despite a good exercise routine and a healthy diet, certain areas of fat don’t seem to resolve. These people are typically good candidates for liposuction. Candidates for liposuction want to achieve a thinner, more sculpted physique. Candidates should meet the following requirements:
- Are 18 years old or older
- Are in good health
- Do not smoke
- Are near their goal weight (within 30%)
- Weight is stable and can be maintained
- Skin has sufficient elasticity
- Stubborn fat exists on the thighs, abdomen, or other areas
- Understand liposuction is not a weight loss procedure
What happens during the liposuction procedure?
Liposuction generally takes two to five hours to complete, based on the technique used and the number of areas treated during the surgical session. Liposuction is often performed under local anesthesia, but in some cases, general anesthesia may be used.
To begin the procedure, a very small incision is generally made. A narrow tube, called a cannula, is inserted and used to gently break up the fat tissues. The cannula is then used to suction out the fat cells in the treatment area. Once the procedure is complete, incisions are closed with absorbable sutures or surgical glue.
If you would like to combine liposuction with another procedure, the fat removed during your liposuction can be used for a fat transfer procedure. The fat is purified and then injected into areas that are lacking or have lost volume, such as the breasts, buttocks, face, or lips. Liposuction is also commonly combined with breast implants, a facelift, a tummy tuck, or other procedures to enhance results.
Recovery after liposuction
After your liposuction in Vancouver, WA,, you can return home with a family member or friend. There will be swelling, bruising, and some drainage from the incision. To help with discomfort, use cool packs and take prescribed or over-the-counter medications, based on the advice of Dr. Lewis. You will need to take it easy for about two weeks. Most people feel comfortable returning to sedentary work after about a week.
You will wear a compression garment over the area day and night for about two weeks. Follow a healthy diet and drink plenty of fluids during your recovery period. Do not exercise or strain yourself, but do some light walking to boost circulation and reduce the risk of blood clots. You’ll be able to resume light, moderate exercise in approximately two weeks.
Liposuction permanently removes fat tissue, leaving the treatment area slimmer and more toned. While the removed fat cells will not return, fat cells in other areas will grow if you gain significant weight. These other areas will expand and the fat cells will reduce the results of your procedure. To maintain your results, keep your weight stable.
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Dr. Lewis is known for delivering among the best liposuction in Portland, Oregon. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment and begin planning for your body transformation.
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Dr. Lewis is an authority in his field with a broad grasp of science and medicine. He has a medical degree from OHSU and board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in addition to a master’s degree in both biophysics and physiology from Georgetown University.
Dr. Lewis puts his patients first, dedicating his skills to achieving his patients’ aesthetic goals for a slimmer, more toned physique. He is known for patient care and beautiful results. To learn more about liposuction in Portland or Vancouver with Dr. Lewis, please call today to set up a consultation.
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