If you lead a healthy lifestyle with proper nutrition and plenty of exercise, but you’re troubled by stubborn areas of fat that don’t respond to your very best weight loss efforts, liposuction can give you the shape you’ve been seeking. Board-certified surgeon Pekka Soini, MD, and his team at Hermosa Cosmetic Center in Chicago, Illinois, are experts in advanced liposuction techniques that offer beautiful body contouring results with minimal recovery time. If you’d like to find out if you’re a candidate for liposuction, call Hermosa Cosmetic Center to schedule a consultation, or book an appointment online.
Liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure that uses a powerful suction pump to remove fat deposits from the body. Liposuction creates visible definition and contouring in stubborn areas that don’t respond to diet and exercise regimens.
The team at Hermosa Cosmetic Center safely performs liposuction in different areas of the body. For the best results, they recommend losing weight before you get liposuction if you’re overweight or obese. The most common areas treated with liposuction include:
You may choose to have one area treated or a combination of areas to enhance your silhouette and boost your confidence in yourself and your appearance. You can also get liposuction as part of a tummy tuck to reduce the size of your abdomen while tightening the skin and tissue.
Before the procedure, you’ll receive a local anesthetic to make you comfortable during your procedure. If you’d prefer to be asleep, or you’re having a large amount of fat removed, general anesthesia is an option.
Next, your provider makes a small incision in the targeted area and inserts a narrow tube, called a cannula, under your skin. This vacuums the fat cells out of your body and through this tube. The Hermosa Cosmetic Center team is highly trained and experienced with a number of safe, effective techniques, which achieve excellent results with minimal recovery time.
If you get liposuction with a tummy tuck, your provider also repairs and tightens muscle and tissue in the area. They place the incision in a discreet location that you can hide under your belt.
Exactly how long your recovery takes depends on the area being treated, the amount of fat to be removed, and individual factors, but you should expect at least a few days of rest following your liposuction procedure. You’ll have prescription pain medication to keep you comfortable for the first 24-48 hours, and you’ll receive detailed post-surgical care instructions to help you heal completely and prevent complications.
You’ll need to wear a compression garment for up to two weeks after liposuction. In about 4-6 weeks, you’ll gradually resume normal activities and exercise.
As the swelling subsides, your results will start to become visible, usually 1-3 months after treatment.
While liposuction does reshape your body, it should not be considered a permanent weight loss solution. If you are committed to a healthy, active lifestyle, your results will be long-lasting, and your quality of life will be permanently enhanced by your stunning new physique.
To learn more, call Hermosa Cosmetic Center to schedule a consultation or book online today.