The weight loss industry is booming in the US. That’s because so many people have a desire to be thin and fit. We all know how difficult it can be to lose weight. Sometimes you work out and eat healthy foods, yet you still can’t manage to shed those last stubborn pounds. That’s not unusual. Fortunately, a medical procedure can help you achieve your goals. Take a look at the information below to learn about the power of liposuction and to consider whether it might be right for you.

About Liposuction

Liposuction is a medical procedure that removes small pockets of fat to provide a sleeker, more contoured silhouette. Common treatment areas include the abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks. This isn’t a weight loss treatment. It’s mean for fat reduction in localized, targeted areas of the body. Unless large amounts of fat are being removed, it’s generally an outpatient procedure.

How It Works

Liposuction is performed using an instrument called a cannula that’s attached to a suction device. This cannula is inserted through a small incision into the target area between the skin and muscle. The suction begins to remove the excess fat. Local or general anesthesia is used, depending on the extent of the procedure.

Candidates for Liposuction

In order to be a good candidate for this procedure, you should be in relatively good health and have realistic expectations for the procedure. You should know that this is not a weight loss treatment. It only works if you are close to achieving your goal weight and only have small, stubborn pockets of fat to lose. Your skin should have adequate firmness and elasticity in order to adequately contour and conform to your new size. If you have poor skin quality or a great deal of cellulite, you may not be a good candidate for liposuction. In addition, you should be done having children and be committed to maintaining your weight loss in order to ensure your results will last.

What to Expect

Recovery from liposuction is typically quite rapid. You can expect to return to work just a few days following your procedure and can resume all of your usual activities within two weeks. Experiences will vary based on how much fat you had removed and your overall physical condition. The fat cells that are removed from your body are gone forever. They won’t return, but it is still possible you could gain weight in the future. That’s why it’s so important to stick to a healthy diet and exercise regimen.

Keep this information in mind when considering whether liposuction is right for you. We’re happy to answer your questions at Dr. Kullamaa Plastikakirurgia in Tallinn, Estonia. A sleeker, firmer new you is possible. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!