Are Liposuction Results Permanent?

Liposuction is a common and relatively safe outpatient surgical procedure for the removal of fat and body contouring. It is considered a safe and effective procedure with almost immediately visible results for people who regularly diet and exercise but have stubborn pockets of fat. It is also effectively used for body contouring and creating a more sculpted physique. Liposuction results are permanent, but the procedure will not prevent you from gaining weight, so maintaining a healthy lifestyle is still very important.

What Is the Liposuction Procedure Like?

22 Plastic Surgery offers a variety of liposuction procedures. Determining which procedure is right for you will be something you discuss with your physician when you talk about your goals. Traditional liposuction is still one of the most popular choices, but power-assisted and ultra-sound assisted liposuction may be recommended. Your liposuction procedure may also be combined with careful sculpting to enhance contours.

Can I Also Get a Tummy Tuck at the Same Time?

A tummy tuck is often performed in conjunction with liposuction. The tummy tuck firms and flattens the abdomen by removing stretched, wrinkled skin and excess fat and repairing separated abdominal muscles, if necessary. Many women seeking a mommy makeover will choose to have both liposuction and a tummy tuck in addition to other procedures, such as labiaplasty.

What to Expect Afterward

After your liposuction procedure, you can return home. While experiences vary, most patients only need about 4 days off before returning to work and resuming light activities. If you have other procedures done at the same time, your recovery experience may be longer. Most of our patients have a fairly straightforward recovery with minimal bruising and swelling. It is best to take about 4 weeks off from strenuous physical activity.

At 22 Plastic Surgery, we have the highly specialized training and understand the importance of this surgery. If you want to learn more about our services, you can request a consultation online or call our office at (801) 937-9650. Our staff are eager to meet you and help you on your journey.