Liposuction is one of the most popular and well-known aesthetic surgical procedures available on the market today. In fact, according to the 2020 statistics from The Aesthetic Society (theaestheticsociety.org), liposuction accounted for almost 300,000 procedures performed within the year—and this is during the year of a worldwide pandemic! Liposuction is a wonderful way for patients to remove targeted, unwanted fat cells from the body to improve contours and overall appearance—as well as one’s self-confidence and self-esteem. At the Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center, patients in and around the communities of Larkspur and Pinhole have access to this and other body procedures.
What is liposuction?
Liposuction is the manual removal of fat cells from the body. This can be performed on any area of the body, but is extremely common in the midsection, buttocks, thighs, and flanks. However, areas such as the upper arms and neck can also be treated with this same procedure. Because the body doesn’t produce new fat cells, the results from liposuction are long-term as long as patients maintain their ideal body weight, keep active, and eat right. Remaining fat cells can enlarge, which is why it is important for patients to continue to maintain an active lifestyle.
How long is recovery from liposuction?
The area being liposuctioned and the amount of fat removed may have an impact on the overall recovery. The amount of time a patient needs to take off of work can also vary depending on their career. For patients who move around, lift heavy objects, and require manual labor each day, more time will be needed to recovery before returning to a normal routine. Alternatively, patients who work from home or at a computer desk may be able to return sooner. It is best that patients talk to Dr. Armen Serebrakian about the expected timeframe for proper healing.
Are you interested in liposuction?
Patients in the areas of Larkspur and Pinhole are welcome to book a consultation visit with Dr. Armen Serebrakian to learn more about liposuction and other body contouring solutions available at the office. Call one of the two locations of the Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center to request an appointment and find out if you are a candidate for liposuction.