What to expect during liposuction cosmetic surgery in Franklin
For cosmetic patients in Franklin, liposuction is a popular solution to stubborn areas of excess fat. When diet and exercise alone don’t achieve the results you desire, it is time to consider localized fat removal. For people who want fast and dramatic results, liposuction is a popular solution. It is less invasive than many cosmetic surgery procedures, while achieving faster and more dramatic results than nonsurgical alternatives.
What is liposuction?
Liposuction is not a weight loss surgery. Instead, it is intended to remove or reduce localized fat deposits, improving the shape of your body. There are several methods, all of which involve removing fat through a small incision using suction.
We use the gentle and effective tumescent liposuction technique. It is an outpatient procedure, performed right here in our comfortable office. This method is similar to traditional liposuction, except that the area is infused with liquid prior to treatment. It causes fat cells to become firmer and more isolated, making treatment more efficient. Tumescent liposuction generally has less bruising and bleeding during treatment, as well as a speedier recovery time. Because the formula contains anesthetic, the process is also comfortable for the patient.
Liposuction can be used on most areas of the body, including:
- Inner and outer thighs
- Hips and buttocks
- Arms and chest
- Chin area
About the procedure
The process begins with a consultation and treatment planning. We will learn about your cosmetic goals, medical history, and treatment preferences, and then explain your options. Liposuction isn’t a solution for obesity. The best candidates are no more than 30 percent over their ideal body weights, yet still struggling with stubborn bulges.
Most healthy adults are potential liposuction candidates. However, it is not appropriate for individuals with certain medical conditions, such as disorders that impair healing. If liposuction is not an option for you, or if you prefer a noninvasive treatment, we offer a variety of nonsurgical body contouring procedures.
We will also discuss the amount of fat you wish to remove, and your desired body contours. For patients who seek a sculpted look, we can selectively remove fat in certain regions, while leaving an appropriate amount to enhance the appearance of muscles. This technique is known as liposculpture.
Your doctor will help you choose the best type of body sculpting treatment. If you agree that liposuction is the right choice, we will schedule your appointment and give you any necessary pre-treatment instructions.
On the day of your appointment, we will start by preparing the treatment area and marking the targeted regions of fat.
The liposuction procedure is completed in three basic steps:
- We begin by injecting a solution that contains lidocaine anesthetic as well as epinephrine, a medication that helps constrict blood vessels.
- When the area is completely numb, your doctor will make a very small, discreetly located incision.
- A cannula (very thin tube) is inserted through the incision and is used to dislodge fat, which is removed from the body with a surgical vacuuming device.
Recovery and results
One of the significant advantages of liposuction when compared to noninvasive fat reduction is immediate results. You don’t have to wait for fat cells to deteriorate and be metabolized, because they are removed from your body, and it is done in a single procedure. However, you should expect some initial swelling. It may take a few weeks for the final result to be fully visible.
Although liposuction is minimally invasive, it is a surgery and therefore involves some recovery time. The tumescent technique typically involves much less downtime than traditional liposuction does. Most patients can walk around immediately after treatment, return to light-duty work within a few days, and resume normal physical activity within a couple of weeks. Exact recovery time varies, depending on your health, the amount of fat removed, and other factors. It is important to follow the instructions provided by your doctor and contact us if you have any questions.
Explore your options
We offer liposuction and liposculpture, along with a variety of other surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic treatments. Our practice focuses on premier aesthetic solutions, delivered in a welcoming and relaxing environment. Just call us at [phone] and schedule a consultation to learn more about how we can help you.