You may diet. You may exercise. And yet, this may not be enough to enjoy the sculpted physique you want for yourself.
The struggle is real, but there’s also help available when you are ready to put the finishing touches on the contours of your body. Here, we will discuss how to navigate the process of determining if liposuction is right for you.
Everyone from ancient Roman poets to Lao-Tzu to Buddha promotes the value of knowing yourself. We aren’t going to go that deep, but we will say that it is important to know more than you might think as you prepare for liposuction. For instance, you might think that it sounds uber-convenient to have a walk in/ walk out procedure in the doctor’s office rather than a fully sedated procedure in an accredited surgical center. When you think further about the various sounds and sights of liposuction, you may reconsider your imagined preference.
Know your Surgeon
There may be a good number of doctors that offer liposuction services. That does not mean that the physician located conveniently to you, or the physician offering the best deal, is the right surgeon to perform your procedure. Remember that this single surgery is likely to change your body forever. Choose a surgeon with whom you feel completely confident; one who has extensive training, years of experience, and a good number of happy patients.
Know your Body
The recovery process after surgical body contouring may not be what you initially imagine. The more you know about what could happen, the less stressful your healing process will be.
The removal of fat and fluid from beneath the skin is somewhat traumatic to dermal tissues. This will result in enough swelling to keep you from seeing your new svelte self for some time. Post-surgical swelling typically takes at least one month to subside enough for you to see a new you. Expecting immediate results is a surefire way to set yourself up for unnecessary frustration.
In addition to swelling, recovery from liposuction may bring you face-to-face with unexpected bumps and lumps. These minor areas of hardening beneath the skin are a natural part of healing. In almost every case, a bit of lumpiness occurs. Also in almost every case, lumps are very short-lived.
All in all, one of the most surprising aspects of liposuction recovery is the fact that it really isn’t all that bad. Most patients take prescription pain medication for only a few days. After this point, discomfort is typically nothing more than a sense that you overdid it at the gym.
If lingering fat is keeping you from feeling the utmost confidence in your body, consider how a minimally invasive surgery can make all the difference in the world.