If you are one of the many people who eat healthily and exercise regularly but are still dismayed by stubborn fat, it may be time to consider liposuction. This body contouring procedure is popular because it removes unwanted pockets of fat and can be used on various body areas. Following liposuction, patients can enjoy a slimmer and more sculpted physique.
The success of liposuction (and plastic surgery in general) hinges on the plastic surgeon who performs the procedure. All liposuction surgeons should not only be knowledgeable in the latest liposuction techniques, they should also have the talent and skill necessary to achieve beautiful, natural-looking results. Mr Miles Banwell of Attune Clinic possesses all of these qualities and more. Because of this, many patients have put their trust in Mr Banwell when seeking liposuction.
Can I Benefit from Liposuction?
You may be a suitable candidate for liposuction if you:
- Wish to get rid of excess fat on their stomach, back, thighs, hips, buttocks, legs, chest, face, neck and upper arms
- Are in good overall health
- Do not smoke
- Have realistic expectations
It is important to note that liposuction is not an appropriate tool for weight loss. Ideal candidates for liposuction are healthy individuals who are within 30 percent of a healthy body weight and have firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone.
Liposuction is often combined with other body contouring procedures to achieve more beautiful, comprehensive results. For instance, patients with stubborn fat pockets and loose, excess skin in the abdominal area can benefit from tummy tuck surgery in addition to liposuction. By combining tummy tuck and liposuction techniques, Mr Banwell can produce a flatter and smoother abdominal contour. Mr Banwell can design a treatment plan tailored to meet your specific needs following a physical examination and discussion of your aesthetic concerns and goals.
Liposuction is typically performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. Mr Banwell begins the procedure by numbing the treatment area. He will then make several small incisions to access the fat. He will insert a thin tube, known as a cannula, to break up the excess fat. The fat is then removed with gentle suction. Once Mr Banwell is finished removing the appropriate amount of fat, he will close the incisions using sutures and dress the treatment area with soft shower-proof dressings and a compression garment.
You will need to take at least one week off from work and your normal activities following your procedure. Initial side effects include swelling, bruising and soreness, which can be minimized by taking prescription oral medication. Although strenuous activities, including exercise, should be avoided, Mr Banwell encourages you to take short walks around your house to encourage good blood circulation as your body heals.
It is important for you to attend all follow-up appointments with Mr Banwell. During these appointments, the plastic surgeon will evaluate your healing progress and may make modifications to your recovery in order to ensure that you heal as safely and quickly as possible.
What Results Can I Expect from Liposuction?
The results of liposuction are considered to be permanent. Once the fat cells are removed, they cannot grow back. Any future weight gain will be more evenly distributed. For this reason, Mr Banwell recommends eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly so you can maintain your slimmer, more attractive physique after liposuction.
To learn more about liposuction surgery in London, please contact Attune Clinic today.