Liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits and improving your body contours and proportions. Popular treatment areas include the thighs, hips and buttocks, abdomen and waist, upper arms, back, inner knee, chest area, cheeks, chin and neck.
The fat that is removed with liposuction is removed permanently. However, after a liposuction procedure, patients always run the risk of accumulating more fat in both the areas treated and not treated if they put on weight. It is important that patients maintain a healthy lifestyle, with both diet and exercise, post-operatively in order to maintain their liposuction results.4
Because liposuction is a medical treatment, prior to your initial treatment, the medical spa should offer you an in-person exam by either a doctor, a nurse practitioner or a physician assistant. Liposuction is most typically performed by an MD, DO, PA or NP; however, AmSpa believes that only an MD or a DO should be performing this procedure. Please check with your local medical board, nursing board or health care attorney for more information.
You should expect bruising, swelling, and soreness for at least a few weeks. Your surgeon may require you to wear a compressive garment for one to two months after surgery to control swelling. Heavy exercise and other strenuous activities should be avoided for two to three weeks.6
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