You work out, try to eat a healthy diet, and take pride in your appearance. However, no matter how hard you try, those stubborn pockets of fat just don’t seem to budge from your hips, arms, or thighs. So maybe you’ve been seriously considering getting lipo. Before getting lipo, consider these 7 facts.
7 Things to Consider Before Getting Lipo
1. How Does Liposuction Work?
Established as a safe and effective medical treatment, liposuction can remove fat from certain areas.
Using the latest in technology, our clinic uses the VASER lipo Surgical System. This is an ultrasound energy system that effectively targets only the fat cells, preserving the blood vessels, nerves, and tissue. This results in less blood loss and more skin tightening compared to traditional liposuction methods.
The result is firmer, tighter skin, with inches and unwanted fat gone. Patients of all ages can benefit from the noticeable benefits of liposuction.
Here are a few questions to ask yourself and your doctor before getting lipo. With the proper information, you’ll be prepared and knowledgeable about your liposuction experience.
2. Should I Get Liposuction?
Your desired goals and results are an important consideration before having liposuction. Are you looking for a substitute for weight loss, or are you looking for specific improvements?
Unfortunately, liposuction is not a tool for weight loss, nor is it an effective way to reduce cellulite. If weight loss is your goal, your best option is to speak to your doctor about a personalized diet and exercise plan.
However, if you are looking to remove fat from a particular area of the body, liposuction may be for you. It works well on stubborn areas of fat, such as on the hips or abdomen, that you’ve been unable to reduce by diet and exercise.
The most satisfied patients are those who go in with specific results in mind. This makes it easier for your doctor to target exactly the areas you want to improve.
If liposuction isn’t for you, your doctor should be able to suggest alternatives.
3. What Is Your Budget?
Consider your budget before deciding to get liposuction. It’s an investment in yourself and you want to get the best possible results, so don’t be tempted by cheaper options. Your health is paramount and you should only visit professional and qualified doctors.
When budgeting, consider how many areas of the body you’ll want to have done. Generally, the larger the size of the area, the higher the cost.
The cost will also increase if you have multiple areas done at the same time. As always, talk to your doctor in advance to ensure it is safe for you to have more than one area treated at the same time. Otherwise, it may be done in stages, for your wellbeing.
Also, there may be some additional fees associated with the procedure. A reputable doctor will always be upfront and transparent regarding your costs before getting started, so don’t be afraid to ask questions and confirm everything before getting started.
4. Has Your Doctor Explained Potential Side Effects?
As with any medical procedure, your experienced medical team should explain all of the potential side effects to you. Liposuction is well-tolerated and effective on most patients, but there is a chance that you’ll experience some side effects.
These can include bruising, swelling, infection, deep vein thrombosis, and irregular pigmentation.
When discussing side effects, you should also talk to your doctor about any pre-existing health conditions and any current medications you’re taking. For example, blood thinners are often temporarily stopped before surgeries, for the patient’s health, so it’s important to be honest with your medical team before going ahead.
5. Are You Looking for Targeted Results?
Liposuction works best on particular areas of the body where you just can’t seem to lose the fat. The liposuction process can remove fat from the lower back, bra roll, chin, thighs, hips, and abdomen, and more.
This may help patients feel more confident in clothes or swimwear, get back to their previous weight, or feel better about themselves when dating.
If you struggle with any of these problem areas, you may be a good contender for liposuction. Generally, it works best on those who are already at healthy body weight and have an elastic, firm skin. It also works best on non-smokers.
6. Can You Limit Your Activities While Recovering?
After your procedure, you’ll need to take some time to recover. With increasingly busy lives, this can be challenging, so try to schedule your liposuction at a quieter time of the year for you, when you’ll be able to stay home and recuperate.
Your doctor will advise you of your post-treatment recovery plan, but expect to limit strenuous exercise for a few weeks. After the treatment, you’re also likely to have several weeks of swelling, which may limit your movement.
Due to this, please be patient as it may take time for the swelling to go away before you can see your results
In addition, you will need to wear a compression garment to help aid your recovery. Try to look at the recovery process as a gentle downtime in which you can rest, relax, and recharge.
7. Consider a Consultation
Contact us today for a free initial consultation. Our qualified and friendly staff can also answer all of your questions and can guide you safely through the procedure, including personalized aftercare. Our patients are satisfied, happy, and we are there to support them every step of the way.
Should you get liposuction? The answer is yours, but if you would like improved confidence, a more toned body, and a renewed sense of self when you look in the mirror, get started today.