Liposuction is a popular procedure designed to remove stubborn pockets of fat from your body, smoothing contours and enhancing curves. It is also, however, quite misunderstood by most individuals. What exactly are the benefits of liposuction? How much fat can I lose? Before you choose to undergo liposuction with Dr. Michele Shermak, here are a few things you should know.
Liposuction is Not Intended for Weight Loss
While liposuction is designed to remove stubborn pockets of unwanted fat from the body, it is not a method of weight loss. Instead, many individuals who seek liposuction are very active and are simply looking to address stubborn fat deposits that do not respond to diet or exercise. It’s true that it can help you to whittle a tinier waistline, smooth those pesky love handles, or contour the inner and outer thighs. The amount of fat removed during the liposuction procedure, however, is quite small. Men and women seeking liposuction should be close to their ideal weight before seeking liposuction sculpt the body.
Can Liposuction Treat Loose or Sagging Skin?
No. Liposuction is meant to target unwanted fat deposits and remove those from the body, but it cannot restore elasticity to loose or sagging skin. If you have excess skin which you would like to address, it may be necessary to undergo additional procedures such as a tummy tuck to achieve the trim, smooth look you envision.
When Will I Be Able to Resume My Exercise Routine?
Your healthy lifestyle will be an important part of maintaining the body contouring results you achieve through liposuction. You should avoid exercise for approximately two to four weeks following liposuction, so your body heals properly. Your job during your recovery is to make sure you are getting enough rest, eating healthy foods, and drinking lots of water to speed the healing process. After the initial rest period, however, you should make your healthy lifestyle a life-long commitment, so you can continue to enjoy your new contours for years to come.
What Happens to the Fat Removed from Liposuction?
If you are considering additional procedures, you should speak with Dr. Shermak about the possibilities of undergoing natural fat transfer prior to undergoing liposuction. Analogous fat transfer involves harvesting fat from another body area to enhance curves in a Brazilian butt lift, or to add subtle volume to the breasts. Your liposuction in Baltimore with Dr. Shermak is tailored to help you achieve your vision of beauty.