There is an old saying that goes “the magic is in the details.” This can be said of many things in life. In our arena, we see it daily. The best results from cosmetic treatment come from some of the details that could be easily overlooked. Not only do we pay close attention to technique in the performance of surgical and nonsurgical procedures but we also prioritize clear communication. What you expect from a procedure like liposuction is one of the most important details of your journey. We want you to have the most concise information as you make your decision regarding treatment. Here, we shed some light on what you can and can’t expect from liposuction.
- Expect to look different after liposuction but not to weigh less. The purpose of liposuction is to sculpt certain parts of the body, such as the abdomen or the thighs. There is no intention for liposuction to assist with weight loss. This is why patients are encouraged to reach their goal weight before surgery.
- Expect maintenance. A liposuction procedure extracts a number of fat cells. These cells are gone forever and your body will not grow new ones. However, what fat cells remain in the treatment area and beyond can expand in relation to diet and exercise habits. To sustain the results achieved with liposuction, it is necessary to manage overall weight.
- Expect the best. Recently, the idea that nonsurgical body contouring treatments are better than liposuction has become popular. Nonsurgical options can be optimal in some cases. However, they are limited in what they can achieve and they take more time to produce noticeable results than a minimally-invasive, safe liposuction procedure. Dr. Krummen routinely performs liposuction on large and small areas. In many cases, only local anesthetic is needed to make the entire process comfortable. When conducted by a qualified, board-certified surgeon, liposuction offers a wealth of benefits.
Body sculpting doesn’t have to be a struggle. To get help shaping your body, schedule a visit to our Cincinnati office.