Month: May 2021

Some Liposuction Tidbits To Know

Body contouring is a popular concept and has been for many years. Before the days of nonsurgical interventions, liposuction ruled the roost in the area of fat-reduction. You may be surprised to learn that, even with nonsurgical treatment options, it still does. There are many reasons why. Liposuction is a minimally invasive treatment that provides significant improvement with one session. It can often be performed with local anesthesia and a mild sedative instead of general anesthesia. There is very little downtime associated with the procedure, with most patients ready to return to work and other light activities within a few days. 

At this time of year, when we’re gradually shedding the layers of clothing that have covered us from head to toe for months, liposuction sounds good to a lot of folks. If you’re looking forward to feeling your best once we get treated to consistently warmer weather, you may want to know a few things about liposuction. Ultimately, our job is to provide the details and personal assistance our patients need to make the most informed and confident decision about their body-shaping journey.

Here are a few things you want to know as you consider the value of liposuction with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. 

  • More than 250,000 liposuction procedures are performed in the United States each year. This trend has continued for several years.
  • Liposuction does not help patients lose weight. The procedure is performed to remove fat in precise areas and create better contours and transitions from one part of the body to the next. You may not weigh less after liposuction, but we suspect you’ll love the way you look!
  • The procedure is suitable for large and small areas. In addition to common areas like the buttocks, thighs, and abdomen, liposuction is also performed on the knees, backs of the arms, chin, bra rolls, and more. 
  • Many people combine liposuction with other procedures. This can be particularly advantageous when the skin has lost some of its natural elasticity. Tightening procedures like abdominoplasty or thigh lift accentuate smooth contours. 
  • There are few risks associated with liposuction because the procedure is minimally-invasive. Patients typically experience nothing more than temporary bruising and swelling. Comfort usually improves a lot in the first week after surgery.

Liposuction takes the stress out of endless dieting and exercise without optimal results. The habits that you have implemented to get the body of your dreams can help you sustain the gorgeous effects achieved through liposuction. Once fat is removed, it does not grow back.

One procedure may be all it takes to get the lasting results you want. To learn more, schedule your liposuction consultation at our Cincinnati office. Call 513.985.0850 today. 

You Absolutely Need These Two Things After Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery procedures have been on the upswing over the past year. Whereas you might think that periods of social distancing and relative lockdown might lead to a decrease in beauty treatments, the opposite has happened. People have become more interested in procedures that will help them look and feel their best for two primary reasons. One is that many people are seeing themselves on camera on a daily basis due to the prevalence of remote-working. The other is that there is more opportunity to recover comfortably without feeling rushed to get back to life as usual. 

It doesn’t matter what type of plastic surgery you are thinking of having done. All plastic surgery involves incisions and some type of tissue disruption. While you may want to know details like how much discomfort you may feel after your procedure (Not much! You’ll have prescription medication to manage!), we’ve got a few tidbits that you really need to know if you want your recovery to go as smoothly as possible. Follow these tips and your body will thank you. 

Rest

It’s obvious that you’d need a little more rest than usual after having surgery, right? We think so, too! However, we’ve come to realize that it is incredibly difficult for most people to take advantage of their time off. Rest after plastic surgery looks like a lot of sleep, and that can be harder than you imagine. We’re not taught to prioritize sleep, nor do we put much stock in the value of just lying around when we feel like it. Before plastic surgery, you may get by with 7 to 8 hours of sleep. For a week or two after your procedure, your body may demand more like 10. Even with that, you may find yourself wanting a nap sometime during the day. We cannot stress enough how important this is to the healing process. It is when we sleep that the body produces healing chemicals. Keep that in mind if you feel the urge to push through moments of fatigue. 

Mobility

Rest and mobility go hand in hand to produce a healed, regenerated body. Your post-operative instructions will probably include at least a few physical limitations. You will be advised not to strain to lift heavy objects and to avoid elevating your heart rate too much. However, you need to move your body a little bit every day. Short walks become a little longer day by day and each walk helps maintain the adequate blood circulation that is needed to prevent blood clots. A good rule of thumb is to avoid “pushing it” with the walking but to do what you can within comfortable parameters.

The recovery period is the aspect of plastic surgery that patients often feel the most nervous about. You need not feel stress during recovery. Our team is here to see you through! Schedule your plastic surgery consultation with Cincinnati surgeon Dr. Donna Krummen at 513.985.0850.

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