What is liposuction?
Liposuction surgery has now become the most commonly performed procedure in Plastic Surgery. This procedure is used to improve your figure in either one specific area, or in several areas. Dr. Hovsepian performs the most modern liposculpture techniques, which are both a scientific procedure and an artistic one, incorporating a concern for the patient’s well being and health before, during and after surgery with a genuine artistic sculpting of tissues.
Are you a candidate for liposuction?
Dr. Hovsepian will help you choose the combination of procedures that will give you the body you desire. Patients seeking liposuction for improvement of body contour have generally tried multiple diets and exercise programs, to no benefit. Certain problem areas remain. It is important to realize that suction lipectomy is not a method of weight reduction in itself, as relatively little weight of fat is removed from the body when the surgery is performed safely. The procedure is designed specifically to improve body contour. Therefore, it is important for you to be at or close to your ideal weight.
How is liposuction performed?
When Dr. Hovsepian performs liposculpture the procedure varies between 1 and 3 hours, depending upon how much work is to be done in various areas of the body. Liposuction is generally performed in an outpatient surgery center. Incisions for the procedure are generally very tiny and are placed in inconspicuous skin folds with minimal or no shaving of hair. Modern liposculpture is nearly circumferential, rather than just in the problem areas.
Liposuction results can sometimes be seen almost immediately after the procedure, but the final liposuction results take longer to appear. Most of Dr. Hovsepian’s patients notice significant liposuction results within a month. Each patient heals differently following liposuction, and it is difficult to predict in any one person how fast the liposuction results will appear. How fast your liposuction results appear is also site-dependent. The areas higher on the body (neck/chin, chest) usually show liposuction results much more quickly. Always keep in mind that your final liposuction results may not be seen until 6-12 months after the liposuction procedure.
What are the risks of liposuction?
Complications can occur with surgery. An experienced surgeon will keep these to a minimum and will handle them conscientiously and with sound judgment. As you look to choose a plastic surgeon, be mindful that Dr. Hovsepian will remain just as engaged, concerned and caring about your results after surgery has been completed, as he was prior to surgery and during the surgical procedure. Not only is he a perfectionist with his surgical technique, but also his commitment to his patients’ satisfaction extends way beyond the day of surgery. The most common liposuction risks are bruising and inflammation, and numbness. Which usually subside within a couple of weeks.
What is the recovery process for liposuction?
The first week is the period during which any pain, swelling and bruising appear to be at their maximum. Between week one and week two, it is not uncommon to feel somewhat fatigued. You will generally be able to begin resumption of your normal activities in three to six weeks. Patients are back to work in 3-6 days.
For a consultation with Dr. Hovsepian and for more information about liposuction please contact us.