Our patients in Boston may be in need of a solution to stubborn fat that diet and exercise simply cannot address. The way our bodies look is largely dependent on our genetic make-up and there are patients in Boston who try very hard to achieve that perfect figure and yet still fail because their bodies are genetically programmed to resist it.
In cases like these, one of the most effective and time-tested solutions for this type of concern is liposuction. Liposuction is a very safe and effective alternative to give our patients in Boston the youthful figure that they have always wanted. Plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Russo performs the best liposuction Boston has to offer and is very effective in removing excess fat in order to reshape the body and achieve a leaner and slimmer contour.
Liposuction basically sculpts the body. It can reduce fat in target areas by up to 90%. This significant change can help motivate you into continuing your healthcare journey, especially if you were becoming discouraged from a lack of noticeably visible changes. For our patients in Boston, liposuction can remove excess fat in the neck, arms, abdomen, chest, back, buttocks, waist, thighs, ankles, calves, flanks, and knees. For those who are looking to remove stretch marks or cellulite, we can also offer other treatment options that will best suit their needs.
Anyone interested in getting liposuction needs to make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Russo. He can then examine you and review your medical history in order to make sure liposuction will be the best treatment option for you.
In general, the best candidates for liposuction are within 30% of their goal weight and have been maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This is important because while liposuction permanently removes fat, you can still later gain weight which can cause fatty deposits to return. In addition, you should have good muscle tone and skin elasticity, or your skin might sag even after liposuction.
Boston liposuction plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Russo traditionally performs the procedure by using small and blunt-tipped tubes called cannulas that are inserted into tiny cuts made in the skin. Fat will be suctioned out of these tubes while your surgeon moves it around to target specific fat deposits to sculpt the area.
Liposuction is usually an outpatient procedure so patients in Boston can have it done either in their surgeon’s office so long as it is properly equipped. Our patients are reminded that they should start eating healthy and have regular exercise after getting liposuction to be able to maintain the results because fat can easily deposit into the treated areas if care is not taken.
The continuous improvement of cosmetic technology in Boston has paved the way for newer and safer liposuction techniques such as tumescent and ultrasound-assisted liposuction to benefit the patients in the area. For patients in Boston getting tumescent liposuction, aside from the local anesthetic that will be used to numb the area, a large amount of lidocaine and epinephrine will also be injected directly into the fatty tissue, after which the traditional liposuction method is done.
Using this method for liposuction eliminates the need to put our patients in Boston under general anesthesia. Ultrasound-Assisted liposuction, on the other hand, uses the technology of ultrasound to liquefy the fat of patients getting the procedure in Boston. Doing so makes it easy to remove the fat and has been found very effective in targeting stubborn fat in the upper abdomen, on the sides, and excess fat in the back.
Once your surgery is done, you’ll be sent to a recovery room as you wake up. This will also allow you to be monitored to make sure there are no complications from your anesthesia and surgery.
Your recovery time depends on the type of liposuction you end up getting and if you combine liposuction with other surgeries. However, you will still have bruising and swelling in the targeted area. Swelling can take anywhere from 2-6 weeks to fade, depending on where you have your surgery. You should plan to stay home for at least 2 weeks. It may also take from 1-2 months before you can return to your normal level of daily activities.
Once your surgery is complete, you may be surprised to notice that your results are not immediately visible. In fact, you may actually look bigger than you imagined or even that you gained some weight.
This is a normal result of the swelling and fluid retention that will happen after surgery, which can work to make you look bloated. As your swelling subsides, your true results will start to become visible. At the same time, your skin may begin to loosen in the area you had liposuction. Again, this is normal and your skin can firm up over time.
Keep in mind, however, that it’s possible for up to 10 pounds of fat to be removed during liposuction surgery, so you may need another surgery or procedure to tighten your skin, such as body contouring. In addition, your age can also determine how you will heal depending on how elastic your skin is. All in all, it can take up to 3 months to see the final results from your liposuction. By the time you have fully recovered, you should see a noticeably slimmer body.
Many people struggling with fat on their face and body find that liposuction offers them the results they’ve been working for through diet and exercise but unable to attain.
If you would like to know more about getting liposuction, you will need to make an appointment for a consultation. You will be examined and your medical history will be reviewed to make sure you’re eligible for the procedure. Generally speaking, you should be within 30% or so of your goal weight, have good elasticity in your skin, good muscle tone, be a nonsmoker, and do not have a medical condition that interferes with healing.
Liposuction is best for someone who has stubborn fat on their face and body. In addition, it’s important to have good skin elasticity and muscle tone, as that allows the doctor to reshape the body into the desired contours.
The cost of liposuction varies depending on where you have it on your body. In addition, it’s often done together with other procedures, which also affects the cost. If you need liposuction for medical reasons, your insurance provider should cover some or all of the cost. However, if you want liposuction for cosmetic reasons, then it is considered elective surgery and is not covered. In those cases, you are responsible for the costs. If needed, you can apply for financing or inquire about payment plans.
General anesthesia is used during the procedure, so you will be asleep during the actual process. Once you’re awake, there will be swelling, soreness, bruising and aching. The moderate pain level associated with these symptoms can be alleviated by over-the-counter pain relievers, or you can ask for prescription medication.
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