Do you have an unwanted bulge or layer of fat that is hard to get rid of?
Achieve the Look You Desire
Unsightly bulges are annoying and can be unhealthy as well. Worse still, it’s impossible to control where these bulges turn up. Often, these bulges cannot be gotten rid of with diet and exercise. But what if you could get rid of these unsightly bulges with contouring? Thanks to Dr. Stanley Harper’s liposuction procedure, you can now show a chiseled look.
An extremely common complaint is a bulge of fat that is resistant to weight loss, diet, or exercise. Patients who share this complaint may benefit from suction-assisted lipectomy, otherwise known as liposuction! Dr. Stanley Harper, a board-certified plastic surgeon, has helped many patients overcome this complaint and successfully achieve the look they desire.
Choosing Liposuction: Who’s a Good Fit?
Will I benefit from liposuction? Is the procedure guaranteed to be successful? How long before I see results? If these are some questions that concern you, you are not alone. Everyone who undergoes liposuction is concerned about the prognosis of the procedure and if they are a good candidate for liposuction.
As with all surgeries, liposuction works best on patients who are appropriate candidates. People with complaints of bulges and fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise may consider liposuction to improve these areas.
So, if you have been unsuccessful at getting rid of unsightly bulges through diet and exercise, you are most likely a candidate for liposuction.
Liposuction: Recovery and Results
Recovery from liposuction requires the use of compression garments in most cases. These garments help encourage the skin to return to an appropriate appearance and to minimize swelling that will occur. It is important to note that liposuction does not produce an immediate result! In fact, patients should expect swelling that would last up to 6 months, also bruising and inflammation that may last up to 4 weeks.The ideal candidates should maintain their weight with diet and exercise after surgery. A common misconception exists that fat somehow “redistributes” to other areas of the body after liposuction. This is simply not true! If an individual gains weight following treatment, they may perceive this weight gain to be more prominent in areas NOT treated by the liposuction.
Liposuction: What to Expect
Before the procedure: Under Dr. Stanley Harper’s care, you can expect to undergo strict preoperative and postoperative care to ensure your comfort before and after the procedure. Preoperatively, you will have a chance to go over your goals and talk about any concerns you have. The risks and benefits of the procedure would have been explained to you well in advance. So, now, before the procedure, the doctor might mark the areas that will be treated. Photos may be taken to be used later for before-and-after comparisons. Dr. Stanley Harper prefers to perform liposuction in the operating room. This allows the patient to be carefully monitored during the procedure, and comfort is ensured. The overall process consists of an injection of fluid, called tumescence, followed by the actual removal of fat. Tumescence is essential to the process, ensuring minimal blood loss and maximal comfort for the patient. After the fat has been removed, the small incisions created will be closed, and the patient will be placed in a supportive garment to ensure comfort and reduce swelling.