When you want to look slim and youthful with a trimmer appearance and diets don’t seem to work, you may want to consider a surgical procedure called liposuction. Before you decide to move forward, you need to understand what it can do for you, how it works and any limitations you may have.
What is this procedure?
Commonly known as lipo, this procedure is a surgical option for removing excess fat. Dr. Jeffrey Sweat makes an incision on the patient’s body and removes the extra fat deposits from between the skin and muscle. Liposuction Sacramento can be done on the waist and abdomen as well as along the hips and thighs. It can even be performed along the arms of overweight or obese patients.
What is the recovery?
Like many other cosmetic procedures, liposuction Sacramento can be done on an outpatient basis. Either local or general anesthesia is given, depending on the exact procedure. The patient may be ready to go home in just an hour with a local anesthesia. For general anesthesia, it may be two or three hours before they can be released. Soreness along the incision will occur up to four days after the procedure with some tenderness continuing as long as four weeks. You should look and feel normal in approximate six to eight weeks time.
What results can I expect?
You should see a noticeable difference where the liposuction was performed. If the skin has good elasticity, it should shrink and have very few scars or stretch marks. The procedure is not an alternative to healthy eating and exercise and it doesn’t result in permanent weight loss if the patient doesn’t work to maintain their new look with healthy eating habits and exercise. While the cells are removed, others can stretch and take their place.
Am I a candidate for liposuction Sacramento?
The best candidate for the liposuction procedure is someone in good health who needs to lose extra fat. They must be able to undergo surgery and receive either local or general anesthesia. Both those who are severely overweight, as well as those who need to lose just a few pounds, may be good candidates for the procedure. It is best to talk with Dr. Jeffrey Sweat to find out if liposuction is the right answer to your problem.
What is the average cost?
The cost of liposuction varies widely based on the part of the body as well as location and complete procedure. For instance, if you plan to have liposuction done on your hips and thighs as well as your abdomen, it will cost more than just an abdomen procedure.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost in 2014 was $2,971. However, it can range from around $2000 to $8000 for each area.
To find out if you’re a good candidate for liposuction, where it should be performed and how much it will cost, contact Dr. Jeffrey Sweat for a consultation. He can review your medical history, answer your questions and help you decide on the next step to take to achieve the most beautiful you. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation and learn about your options.