Do parts of your body wobble even though you have tried every exercise possible to get them to tone and tighten?
In order to feel good, we need to feel confident about our appearance, but for many people, hang-ups about various aspects of the way that they look causes feelings of inadequacy, low self-esteem and even depression. Cosmetic surgery procedures are a fantastic way of transforming those areas of your body that you feel could be improved, and liposuction is often requested by patients who would like to achieve improved tone and smooth contours that diet and exercise simply can’t deliver.
Are you happy with your weight, but you feel that your body looks looser and flabbier than you would like? Is your shape stopping you from wearing the clothes that you would like to?
Liposuction is a very common form of cosmetic surgery that is designed to permanently remove stubborn fat cells from areas of the body that the patient most dislikes. The procedure can be performed under general anesthetic, but an increasing number of our Atlanta liposuction patients are choosing to have a combination of anesthetic and sedation instead since this enables them to come around from the surgery more quickly.
Liposuction can be used in various areas of the body, although it has most commonly been performed on parts where stubborn fat cells are most likely to accumulate, which include the hips, thighs, buttocks, abdomen and upper arms. It is also successfully performed on the chest in male patients suffering from a condition known as gynecomastia which is excess breast tissue.
Double-board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Nicholas Jones strives to deliver the best liposuction Atlanta has to offer and by choosing Nip & Tuck plastic surgery, you will be able to target those areas of your body that seem looser and flabbier than you would like, and that will not tone up regardless of how much you try and exercise.
It is important to understand that liposuction is not an alternative to losing weight. In fact, the success of your procedure depends on you being a healthy, steady weight before you undergo it. This is because if you gain weight, the effects of the liposuction may be lost, and it may be necessary for you to repeat the procedure in order to restore your toned and more youthful appearance.
The liposuction procedure itself involves a cannula with a long thin tube attached being passed into the target area. Saline solution is inserted through the tube which will help to break up the fat cells and make them easier to remove. A vacuum is then attached to the tube which will enable the fat to be sucked out of your body and into a container. The cannula is worked back and forth to continue to help break down and remove the fat cells. Once they have been removed, the entry points can be closed using just a couple of sutures.
Even though it can be performed under a local anesthetic, liposuction is still an invasive procedure and you will need to schedule some time away from work and your other activities so that you can properly recover.
You can expect to stay in our care for at least 24 hours so that we can closely oversee the initial part of your recovery and provide you with the pain medication that you will likely need to remain comfortable.
You will also wear a compression garment over the area where you have had liposuction. This will reduce swelling and inflammation while you heal. You should arrange for at least a week away from work, and you will not be able to perform anything other than extremely light activities for around 8 weeks. We will give you specific instructions to follow in the days and weeks after your surgery and follow up with you regularly to ensure that you are healing properly.
For more information about liposuction surgery, or to schedule your confidential consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact our experienced cosmetic surgery team.
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Compression garments have numerous benefits after body contouring. Among them are:
Lymphatic drainage speeds the removal of toxins and waste material that builds up in your lymphatic system. Bruising and hardness are common after liposuction, and lymph massage helps to eliminate them. It also improves blood flow, eases inflammation, and is an effective tool to reduce post-operative swelling. As a therapeutic massage, it also aids in the absorption of fats and fat-soluble vitamins from your digestive system. Therefore, your body can process fats more effectively. Along with a proper diet, this may help you avoid weight gain, which can compromise your liposuction results.
It is prudent to wait at least six months to a year after the initial surgery.
During the first 48 hours, avoid spicy foods, meats, seafood, dairy products, acidic, and salty foods. A light, healthy diet is best in the days after surgery. Be sure to eat enough calories and protein per day to promote healing and repair. Caloric intake varies based on your body weight; The average adult requires 2,000 calories per day. For non-animal sources of protein, you can eat beans, legumes, and nutritional yeast.
Stay hydrated, as your body will experience major fluid shifts immediately after surgery. Proper hydration speeds healing. Drinking water also alleviates swelling and helps flush toxins from your system.
No. Just prior to surgery, you will receive a dose of antibiotics. The purpose of the dose prior to surgery is to prevent surgical site infections (SSIs). Surgical site infections occur when bacteria enters the body through incisions made during surgery. The overuse of antibiotics after surgery can lead to the development of antibiotic resistance. So, we try to use them only as indicated.
Yes, we work with several financing companies. Please visit our financing page, view the options available, and complete an application. If approved, the funds can be used as payment for your procedure.
Come visit Dr. Jones and our team and let us help you achieve the spectacular look you deserve!
3280 Howell Mill Road NW Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30327