Liposuction at Aegean Medical
Liposuction at Aegean Medical
Liposuction Treatment Questions and Answers
If you are interested in body contouring, come to Aegean Medical today! Our kind and compassionate professionals can answer all of your questions about liposuction and help you determine if the procedure is right for your situation. Call us for more information or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 2111 Neuse Blvd suite j, New Bern, NC 28560.
As we age, our bodies begin to wear down and certain functions do not operate as they used to. One major change that occurs with age is the slowing down of the metabolism. This can make it harder to lose weight and easier to gain it. Many people desire slender, sculpted figures, but even with a strict diet and regular exercise regimen, some areas of the body hold onto stubborn pockets of fat. Liposuction can help people achieve their desired physique and attain a more even distribution of fat across the body. This procedure has been practiced for several decades and is safer and more effective than ever before.
What is liposuction?
Liposuction is a procedure that involves suctioning fat and other lipids from a person’s body in order to achieve weight loss. Tumescent liposuction gets its name from its use of tumescent fluid, which is gently injected into the fat to prepare it for easy removal. Fat is more easily removed this way by inducing swelling and firming up the tissue. In addition to having antibiotic properties, tumescent fluid also has small amounts of epinephrine which greatly minimizes any bruising or bleeding in the treated areas.
Because the patients are not unconscious during the procedure, they can change positions to help facilitate the removal process and maximize the results. The tumescent fluid provides all the anesthesia needed for this procedure to be safe and comfortable. In fact, patients can even stand up and view themselves in the mirror before the finishing touches are performed.
Does Lipo permanently remove fat?
Yes, liposuction permanently removes fat. When a person loses weight, they do not lose fat cells; they simply shrink in size. Liposuction physically removes these cells from the body.
How long does liposuction procedure take?
Liposuction can be performed as an outpatient procedure and typically takes around one to two hours to perform. The time it takes depends on what areas are treated and the amount of fat being removed.
What is the recovery time after liposuction?
The recovery time after liposuction varies per patient and is dependent upon a number of factors, including:
- The amount of fat removed
- The areas treated
- The patient’s overall health
Based on these factors, the recovery time can take anywhere from one to six weeks. The treated areas will likely be bruised and swollen for around 10 to 14 days. People can return to their normal activities as soon as they feel comfortable, which may take a few days to several weeks.
Who is a candidate for liposuction?
If you are interested in improving your body’s shape and contour, then liposuction might be the ideal procedure for you. Liposuction is one of the only ways we can selectively and permanently remove fat cells from certain areas of our bodies in a safe and effective procedure. Tumescent liposuction is gentle and comes with few risks or associated side effects. Through a process called lipotransfer, you also have the option of reusing your fat to enhance other areas of your body for more fullness.
If you are interested in liposuction, come to Aegean Medical today! Our kind and compassionate professionals can answer all of your questions about liposuction and help you determine if the procedure is right for your situation. Call us today to book an appointment, or visit our clinic conveniently located at 2111 Neuse Blvd, Suite J, New Bern, NC 28560. Our office is open five days a week: Monday to Thursday from 8 AM to 5 PM, and Friday from 8 AM to 3 PM. We look forward to serving you! We serve patients from New Bern NC, Hymans NC, River Bend NC, Brices Creek NC, Fairfield Harbour NC, and Neuse Forest.