Liposuction is a great way to drop those last few stubborn pounds that exercise will just not take off. Because this is a big decision, you should know what to expect from the procedure and from your doctor.
Here is the skinny on one of the Top Five cosmetic procedures in the nation:
What will I look like?The effect after liposuction may be quite dramatic and most patients are impressed with the outcome. Sometimes, your appearance may not meet your expectations. Because results vary from patient to patient, good plastic surgeons consult with their patients about having reasonable expectations.
How long will the results last?The final outcomes of liposuction may not be permanent. The ultimate results depend largely on your commitment to your new lifestyle. Should you put a few pounds back on, it will likely collect around other places of your body; therefore, you will have the same problems, just in a different area.
Is liposuction right for me?If cost is a primary concern, you may not be the best candidate. Most insurance carriers will not pick up the tab on elective procedures. If you are obese or in an overweight condition, you may wish to reconsider and embark on a long-term diet and exercise regimen.
What is the first step?If you are reading this, you are more informed than most and you are well on your way. Once you are confident with your decision, the next step is to talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon about a liposuction procedure. During your initial consultation, you will be provided with patient information so that you understand the risks involved as well potential problems and associated risks.
Liposuction surgery can provide you with a great new body and an enhanced sense of self esteem. A candid discussion with your plastic surgeon about realistic results, risks, and payment options will be the first step in the rest of your new life!