Liposuction in Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 202,000 liposuction procedures were performed in the United States in 2012. That makes liposuction one of the top five most popular cosmetic surgical procedures in this country. The popularity of the procedure should come as no surprise. It is the best way to remove small bulges of fat that diet and exercise won’t budge.
In general, liposuction involves removing fat via a cannula (hollow tube) with the help of a suction device. The goal of the procedure is to remove the appropriate amount of fat while causing the least amount of damage to surrounding tissue. The fat cells that are suctioned out during liposuction are permanently gone. However, if you do not maintain a proper diet and exercise regimen, the remaining neighboring fat cells can still enlarge. As a result, this could cause body shape irregularities and altering the results of the procedure.
Who Gets Liposuction?
The ideal candidate is a healthy, non-smoking adult with stubborn pockets of fat that persist despite diet and exercise regimens. Liposuction is not a good alternative to dieting or exercising. Instead it should be used in conjunction to help target areas that aren’t being affected. It is very important to be at a stable weight and to have reasonable expectations for the outcome following a liposuction procedure. It is commonly performed on both men and women. Hips, abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and face are the most popular areas to target during the procedure. If you are in the Phoenix area and are interested in undergoing surgery, set up an initial consultation with Dr. DeVito at our Scottsdale facility to discuss your desired results and receive valuable feedback from an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon that can turn your dream body into a reality!
What to expect after undergoing Liposuction:
First and foremost, you should expect to have the new slimmer body physique that you have always desired. As mentioned above, the fat cells that are removed during the procedure are permanent. By maintaining a proper diet and exercise plan you can ensure that your new body is part of your present and your future. Most people recover fairly quickly after undergoing liposuction, They usually can return to work and normal activities within a few days. You should expect bruising, swelling, and soreness for at least a few weeks, and you will be required to wear a compression garment for up to a month following the procedure. Dr. DeVito will create an individualized recovery plan for you following your procedure and will be with you every step of the way on your journey to a new and improved you!