For many residents of Southern California, summer is a time of reflection. The warmer weather, the longer days, the bathing suits and summer attire bring our body contours into focus. How often does the mirror show us the stubborn fat our hard work at the gym and dieting efforts seem to avoid?
The older we get, the more help we need to attain the body we want. Diet and exercise are important lifestyle choices which lead to good health and optimal weight, but to achieve the final step to a sleek, toned body we may need the benefits of aesthetic medicine.
Liposuction is a body contouring procedure which removes unwanted fat pads which a diet and exercise regimen ignore. Once these fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good. The procedure ranks right behind breast augmentation as the most popular cosmetic surgery in the United States, and there’s a good reason why. It’s effective, with little risk, and the results are typically outstanding.
Patients seek help when unwanted fat builds up in the:
- Upper arm
- Neck and chin
These areas are common places where the last bastions of fat bulges remain, resisting against the body contouring goals you’re determined to achieve. Plastic surgery can remove these mainstays with this outpatient procedure which lasts from one to four hours. Recovery is brief when compared to other surgical procedures, having you back to normal activities within two weeks, with strenuous exercise and heavy lifting waiting longer.
Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Josh Waltzman, believes liposuction results are visible in three stages:
The Day of Surgery
This day is when the most telling results are witnessed. Although bruising and swelling will obscure the total improvement, body contours are dramatically slimmer.
Weeks One Through Six
As the body heals, bruising and swelling subside, and the body naturally expels dying fat cells and loose oils. The results are a shrinking and tightening effect.
Month One Through Six
Treatment areas experience scar tissue organizing in fat layers causing additional shrinking and tightening around the underlying bone and muscle.
During the six months after surgery, patients will enjoy the continued improvement of liposuction. Around the six-month period, they will realize the complete results to their body contour.
Perhaps you have been working hard to tone up your body but can’t get to the goal you set for yourself, or you have been at your ideal weight for some time but are growing frustrated with fat pads which have appeared lately. There is help available.
Liposuction is a combination of art and science. It requires rigorous training and precise technique for stunning results. For such an important decision, trust a board-certified plastic surgeon, dedicated to their profession like Dr. Waltzman.
Call Waltzman Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and schedule a consultation today.