Liposuction is one of the most sought-after cosmetic procedures for both men and women in the world. It is an invasive procedure used to remove fat that is unresponsive to exercising and diet. The most common areas for this procedure include abdomen, buttocks, thighs, hips, back, chin, and arms. However, liposuction can be applied to almost any area of the body. Liposuction surgery is often combined with other services like breast reductions, tummy tucks, or facelifts.
Some individuals believe liposuction is a weight loss solution, but it is not indicated to treat this issue. Liposuction can be used to start up a weight loss treatment, however, only five to ten pounds should be expected to come off. Also, this cosmetic procedure is not effective for stretch marks, cellulite, or sagging skin. In fact, liposuction may worsen those types of issues.
Type of Liposuction
There is more than one type of liposuction. Each type of liposuction uses what is called a cannula, a thin metal tube that connects to a vacuum that sucks the fat from the patient.
Tumescent Liposuction – The most common of the bunch, where a sterile solution is injected into the location where fat will be removed. The sterile solution consists of saline, epinephrine, and lidocaine. This solution makes it easier to suction out the fat with less pain and blood loss.
Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction (UAL) – This type of liposuction uses soundwave energy under the patient’s skin to rupture the walls of fat. The rupturing of the walls liquifies the fat allowing it to be easily suctioned out.
Laser-Assisted Liposuction (SmartLipo) – This procedure uses a laser that produces a great amount of energy, liquifying the fat.
Common Side Effects
As with all surgical procedures, liposuction comes with risks involved. While very uncommon, some liposuction complication can include bleeding, infection, adverse reaction to anesthesia, seroma, hematoma, skin color changes, skin sensation changes, and scarring.
Common side effects from liposuction may include swelling, bruising, loose skin, and contour irregularities such as rippled skin and lumpiness. Lumpiness and rippled skin are more likely to happen when the patient receives aggressive liposuction.
The most common side effect made popular by Hollywood actress Tara Reid was when she exposed her stomach publically about her Liposuction surgery. The effect was the lumpy and bumpy wavy contour that resulted in hard knots and lumps.
Recovery from liposuction varies with the individual. While most will see results immediately following surgery, others may need to wait for the swelling to go down some. Bruising and swelling are common and normal after liposuction and may take several weeks to resolve. For reducing the amount of swelling and bruising, a compression garment is used for three to six weeks after.
Aspen Rehabilitation Therapy
If you experienced one of the more common liposuction problems called lumpy and bumpy after surgery, Aspen Rehabilitation therapy can be helpful. Aspen Rehab therapy method involves the Aspen Harmonizer in conjunction with Aspen massage therapy and compression bandaging techniques to relieve the wavy pattern, often referred to as lumpy and bumpy. This technique is non-invasive, painless, and safe. Whether you experienced a bad liposuction or excellent, Aspen Rehabilitation therapy is also helpful in speeding up the recovery process by reducing fluid buildup, swelling, and scar tissue formation.
Aspen Rehabilitation Technique is a patented process available through Aspen After Surgery located in Coral Springs, Florida and offers a 1 week FAST TRACK for qualified patients.Typically the cost of travel and treatment is less then surgery and comes with none of the risks. If you are considering plastic surgery or have already gone through the process, call us today to speak with one Aspen’s experts.
As surgery has a high re-occurence rate for these issues happening over and over, The Aspen Treatment can also be provided in a patients surgeons office. Ask your surgeon for the Aspen After Surgery Treatment as an inexpensive option to surgery.