Liposuction is one of the most popular and versatile procedures in plastic surgery. For many patients, it is an ideal surgery on its own or as an add-on procedure. For many, it serves as a solution to stubborn areas of fat that no longer respond to healthy lifestyle changes including a clean diet and targeted physical activity. Often this leads patients to our team led by board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Adibfar at Toronto’s Elements Spa.
Patients are always relieved to finally see the results they’ve desired over the years. With the assistance of liposuction alongside Dr. Adibfar’s strategic techniques, patients who follow the detailed post-operative instructions can assure the best possible recovery and results. As a patient, it is best to educate oneself on the best liposuction techniques and practices, as well as how to maintain the permanence and longevity of your liposuction results.
As with any procedure, always choose the most qualified and experienced surgeon for the procedure you’re opting for. While liposuction is not the most complicated procedure, an astute surgeon will easily recognize how much and/or how little fat should be removed from specific areas of the body. This allows for accurate contouring and symmetry. This will also assure the most naturally-pleasing results. With the right surgeon, careful attention to your post-operative instructions, and these easy tips below, you can rest assured that your liposuction results will last.
Liposuction Recovery and Risks
As with any surgery, liposuction also comes with a recovery period and risks. Some of these risks include infection, damage to the skin, bruising, and possible swelling. Expert surgeons like Dr. Adibfar do everything they can to minimize these risks and maintain the utmost safety regulations and practices. Essentially, you will still need to undergo a brief recovery period after liposuction. There are, however, things that you can do as a patient to speed up recovery and maintain your results.
Firstly, all of Dr. Adibfar’s liposuction patients undergo a series of postoperative lymphatic drainage by our in-house expert RMTs in order to promote faster reduction of postoperative edema, swelling and therefore faster healing.
For patients who undergo liposuction, it is crucial to maintain a stable and healthy weight before and after the procedure, as well as for the perpetual future. Drastically gaining weight after having had liposuction can dramatically change a person’s body as the body will continue to gain weight. Eating healthy and avoiding most processed foods will assure a well-rounded diet that promotes a healthy weight and body.
Hydration is also an important factor in maintaining results. Patients are encouraged to prioritize hydration as water and fluid intake can help regulate weight and flush out toxins. Stress reduction can also play a vital role in maintaining liposuction results as many tend to eat a lot more when under stress. Practice healthy habits that help reduce and combat stress including meditation, physical movement, or confiding in someone you trust.
Following your surgeon’s advice and detailed instructions will leave you in the best hands possible to assure long-lasting results. As mentioned, liposuction is a well-known and utilized procedure that tens of thousands of patients reap the benefits of year after year. And with the right surgeon and enough time to heal, you can certainly claim the best possible results that last.
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