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As established as liposuction may be, this effective method is one of the most popular plastic surgery options people choose to contour their body. In fact, liposuction has helped a high number of patients continue to keep their weight off and look greats years ago. But what are the side effects and is it a lifetime solution?
Here are 4 things you need to consider for liposuction.
Liposuction will not give you an instant fit body
Liposuction is best used for those who are close to their ideal weight but can’t seem to get rid of the last few pounds. For those who are overweight, liposuction is not an effective method of weight loss as patients should not expect to lose any more than seven pounds from the procedure.
Results may take longer than 12 weeks to reveal
Your plastic surgeon will remove fat during the procedure, which may lead you to expect to see results after you recover. However, you will have to wait a few months to see the results. This is because the fat is removed and is then replaced by swelling of the fluids. For the swelling to go away completely, you will have to wait at least 3 months.
It will be painful
Surgery is surgery, no matter what procedure it may be. During the recovery process, you will experience some pain with soreness and discomfort. Patients will be able to control their pain to a minimum with medication. You will also experience bruising and swelling, which is a major part of the process.
Maintain results with healthy habits and lifestyle
While liposuction works to remove fat cells, it does not prevent weight gain in the future. In fact, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise.
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