Liposuction is one of the most well known body contouring procedures available, and is a great solution for dealing with stubborn fat deposits. Reliable results combined with versatility make liposuction a popular procedure among patients. At Orlando Plastic Surgery Associates, we proudly offer liposuction to patients in Orlando, Lake Mary, and neighboring communities.
Do you have fat deposits on areas of your body that simply won’t go away, no matter how much you exercise or diet? If you have these annoying trouble spots on your body, you may be a good candidate for liposuction.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction in Orlando and Lake Mary is cosmetic surgery that breaks up and “sucks” fat from various parts of the body, most commonly the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, neck, chin, upper and backs of the arms, calves, and back. The fat is removed through a hollow tube (cannula) inserted under the skin. A powerful, high-pressure vacuum is applied to the cannula.
Liposuction can remove fat cells from the body, altering body shape. However, if you don’t lead a healthy lifestyle after the operation, there is a risk that the remaining fat cells will grow bigger.
Am I A Good Candidate for Lipo in the Orlando Area?
The best liposuction candidates have good skin elasticity; people whose skin lacks elasticity may end up with loose-looking skin in areas where the procedure was done. Patients should also be at a stable weight and close to their goal weight. Those who are planning on losing or gaining a large amount of weight should not undergo liposuction. It is important to understand that liposuction is not an effective treatment for loose skin or cellulite.
What Can I Expect from Lipo?
Liposuction results can be subtle, but still reflect your post-op procedure goals in Orlando. You will probably not be able to fully appreciate the results of liposuction until your recovery and healing are complete. Typically, most of the swelling will have settled after about four weeks and the area where fat was removed should appear less bulky and more contoured.
Patients who maintain their weight can usually expect more stable results. Those who gain weight after the procedure may find that their fat distribution alters. If you follow Dr. Johnston’s post-op instructions closely and maintain a healthy weight following your procedure, you should continue to see great results.
How Long is the recovery from Lipo?
Following your liposuction procedure, you will most likely be fitted with an elastic support corset or bandages to help reduce inflammation and bruising. They should be worn for several weeks to assist in proper healing. You may also be given antibiotics immediately following the procedure and painkillers to relieve pain and inflammation.
Swelling and bruising is normal and should lessen within three weeks. Most patients can return to work within a few days of their procedure, though this depends on the size of the area that was treated. It is important that you follow Dr. Johnston’s specific post-operative instructions to ensure optimal results.
The first step towards a new you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Johnston in Orlando. During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your surgical goals and expectations. You will also be able to go over any questions you may have, as well as learn the details of your procedure. Dr. Johnston wants his patients to make the most informed decision about their procedure. Contact us today at 321-247-7647 to schedule your initial consultation.
It is important to understand that body sculpting surgeries are not for weight reduction and are best suited for men and women that are in relatively good shape. Body sculpting surgery is not recommended for people who are significantly overweight or if you plan on becoming pregnant again.
Here is a Body Mass Index calculator for you to get a general idea if you may be a good candidate for a body sculpting surgery at your present weight. You should have a BMI less than 30 to safely consider surgery.
Body Mass Index (BMI)
Calculator for Adults
BMI is a number calculated from a person's weight and height. BMI provides a fairly reliable indicator of body fat for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems.
If you have any questions about the liposuction procedure, contact our office today. We can schedule you a consultation and help you review your options. If you’re located in Orlando, Lake Mary, or neighboring communities, choose Orlando Plastic Surgery Associates for your liposuction needs.