What to Expect During a Liposuction Consultation
How to Prepare for Liposuction
As a board-certified plastic surgeon in NJ with years of experience performing liposuction surgery, I challenge the notion of two-dimensional liposuction and elevate it with a three-dimensional concept of aesthetic body contouring. Three-dimensional contouring (circumferential lipoplasty) involves removing fat from the entire torso, arms, and thighs with the additional benefit of facilitating “shrink wrapping” of tissues.
Shrink wrapping of the tissues leads to more dramatic and positive shape changes in different areas of the body that liposuction can treat, such as the chest, abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks, upper arms, back, and calves. I often combine liposuction with other reshaping procedures, such as a tummy tuck, buttock fat grafting, or breast reduction and lift to maximize your body contouring results.
Liposuction Recovery Time
For a successful liposuction recovery, make sure you follow your post-operative instructions, including how to take care of your drains and incisions, specific concerns to look for, and when to return for a follow-up appointment. Liposuction results may take several months to fully develop. However, once the swelling and fluid retention subsides, the results are long-lasting if you maintain your weight and exercise after your full recovery.