Even if you eat right and exercise regularly, you may still struggle with areas of fat that just won’t budge. This can happen because of genetics, a slowing metabolism, or a lack of an active lifestyle. Even if you exercise after work, it’s hard to fully counteract 8 hours of sitting at a desk.
Liposuction can be a great option for healthy men and women who want to get rid of these stubborn fat areas. While it is not a way to actually lose weight, it can help you look better in your bathing suit when you hit the beach.
If you are interested in liposuction, call UCI Plastic Surgery today at 714-456-3077 to schedule your consultation.
Am I A Candidate for Liposuction?
The best candidates for liposuction are at or near their goal weight and lead a healthy lifestyle. In addition, good liposuction candidates:
- Are in general good health
- Have realistic expectations
- Are able to maintain a healthy, stable weight
- Are not heavy smokers
If you have significant amounts of loose, sagging skin, or if your abdominal muscles have separated after childbirth, you may be a better candidate for a tummy tuck. Liposuction does not address the abdominal muscles or the skin, while a tummy tuck does.
Liposuction results are permanent as long as you maintain a good diet and regular exercise. However, keep in mind that if you put on a significant amount of weight, you will again have fat in the areas that were treated. This is why it’s important to be committed to a healthy lifestyle and confident that you can maintain your weight before undergoing liposuction.
How Long Does It Take to See Results from Liposuction?
Immediately after your liposuction procedure, you will have some bruising and swelling. This is normal, and nothing to be concerned about. Your swelling may cause you to look lumpy in the areas you had treated, but rest assured that your final results should be smooth.
Swelling typically begins to subside after just a few weeks, but it can take up to 3 months to fully resolve. Winter is a great time to have liposuction done, as you’ll be bathing suit ready by summer. The beach is an integral part of the southern California lifestyle, and you’ll be ready to show off your new body without embarrassment or self-consciousness.
In addition, liposuction can kick start your motivation to lose the rest of the weight you’ve been working on and reach your goals if you haven’t already. It’s okay to give your new year’s resolutions a little boost!
Schedule Your Liposuction Consultation
If you are interested in contouring your body and dropping a pant size or two, don’t hesitate to contact UCI Plastic Surgery today by calling 714-456-3077. We will be happy to answer your questions and determine whether liposuction is a good option for you.
We serve patients in Orange, Costa Mesa, Tustin, and other nearby areas of southern California.