Is liposuction an effective weight loss tool?
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that can help remove stubborn deposits of fat from several areas of your body. Liposuction is not an effective weight loss tool. Fat weighs very little, and even a large volume liposuction procedure can only safely remove 8 to 10 pounds of fat.
If you have significant weight to lose, diet and exercise should precede a liposuction procedure, and the closer you are to your ideal weight, the better the results you will see. Once you have worked with a physician or gotten to your goal weight, Dr. Gonyon can then offer liposuction and other body contouring services to help you get the appearance you desire.
Is liposuction safe?
Liposuction is a common cosmetic procedure that has safely been used by millions of Americans. It is vital that you have your liposuction performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Denis Gonyon. Discount liposuction has become a common occurrence at many spas and doctors’ offices across the country where minimal to no anesthetic is used. Without the experience and training required for a qualified plastic surgeon, you may increase your risk of complications and uneven results.
What is recovery from liposuction like?
Your recovery from liposuction will be based on the extensiveness of liposuction performed and if it is combined with another procedure. Individual recovery periods vary and will be discussed at your initial consultation. Average recovery from liposuction may take up to eight weeks, with bruising, swelling, and numbness remaining for up to three months to a year in some cases. During your recovery, Dr. Gonyon will provide you with specific instructions on how to minimize discomfort and speed healing. It is important to follow all of Dr. Gonyon’s post-surgical advice to ensure a proper and safe recovery.
Are the results from liposuction permanent?
Once liposuction removes fat cells from your body, they cannot grow back, thus providing long-lasting results. During your initial consultation, Dr. Gonyon will discuss with you the importance of weight maintenance after surgery, for if you do gain weight, the remaining fat cells in other areas of your body will expand. Overall, if excessive weight gain occurs, it will impact your physique no matter what procedures you have had performed. Dr. Gonyon recommends that you achieve a stable, ideal weight before liposuction or other procedures, and maintain an active, healthy lifestyle afterward to help extend optimal results from your surgery.
If you live in or around Northern Colorado, including Fort Collins, Loveland, Longmont and Johnstown, and have questions about liposuction, please contact Gonyon Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery using our online form or by phone at (970) 624-7979 to schedule an initial consultation today.