Choose An Accredited Plastic Surgeon
Liposuction results depends highly on the experience and skills of the plastic surgeon. Apart from selecting a highly-trained surgeon with proven results, ensure your surgery is performed in a licensed facility, by an experienced team, who puts your safety above all else.
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Liposuction Is Not A Tool For Weight Loss
Liposuction is ideal for individuals who already have a healthy lifestyle but are looking to removing stubborn pockets and layers of fat that are resistant to exercise and dieting. Although it is not possible to drop 3 dress sizes with liposuction, it is an excellent tool for contouring the body to attain your best shape. It is true that the fat cells removed are gone forever but piling on the calories will still lead to expansion of the remaining fat cells. Fortunately, with encouraging liposuction results, many patients finds more motivation to stick to a healthy lifestyle.
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Final Results May Take 3 Months Or Longer
After the fat is removed, it is substituted by swelling and this takes a few months to subside,” says Dr. Chia Hui Ling, Consultant Plastic Surgeon at SW1 Plastic Surgery Clinic. Dr Chia prefers Vaser Liposelection for body contouring. “In addition to emulsifying fat to aid removal, the use of ultrasound technology also delivers the desired skin-tightening effect,” added Dr Chia.
You may actually gain weight straight after the procedure because of tumescent fluid infused into your body to aid liposuction. This is temporary of course. Some people find that they may have higher urine volumes after liposuction, as they evacuate this fluid from their bodies
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What About Non-Surgical Alternatives?
For those not ready to face the liposuction cannula, medical technological advances has now made it possible deliver fat busting and skin tightening energies through the skin with any cuts. I wrote about my personal experience trying these technologies. Read more about Coolshape and Exilis, here.
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Recycling Your Fat After Liposuction
With fat grafting, “moving” fat from your tummy and thighs into your breasts is now a dream come true. Fat is collected using liposuction and injected into where it’s needed. According to Dr Chia, with the latest purification processes, there are now 2 ways to use this fat – Nanofat for skin rejuvenation and Microfat for volumizing.
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