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Posted March 03, 2017 in Uncategorized

Before and After Liposuction SurgeryYou may have decided it was time to take charge and work for the body you have always wanted. Watching your diet and practicing a rigorous exercise regimen can help lose the weight and tone the body. You may be satisfied with everything that the hard work has provided you, and your “skinny jeans” may be just inches away. However, many people reach a plateau on their weight-loss journey and are unable to lose those last few inches. If you want to target stubborn fat from the waistline and lose one pant size, you may be an ideal candidate for liposuction.

Liposuction should not be treated as a weight-loss solution. It is an excellent surgery to help someone target unwanted fatty deposits along the waist, abdomen, and hips. The added benefit is that liposuction can be used throughout the body to sculpt and tone the silhouette. Patients can target excess fat and feel better in their body underneath their clothes and while they are unveiled.

Is Liposuction Right for You?

Before undergoing any surgery, it is important that you are sure it is the best option for you. Here are some questions to ask yourself before liposuction:

  • Are you at or near your ideal body weight?
  • Are your expectations realistic?
  • Have you tried diet and exercise to achieve your goal and had little to no success?
  • Are you just one pant size away from your goal?
  • Are you a healthy individual with no serious medical conditions?
  • Are you willing to maintain your results with a healthy lifestyle?

If you answered “yes” to the majority of the questions above, you might be ready for surgery. The best way to find out if liposuction is the right procedure for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Morales. He can evaluate your body and goals to help you decide on your best options. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons can provide you with questions to ask your liposuction surgeon. The consultation is your opportunity to attain as much information as possible and also to have all of your concerns addressed.

How Is Liposuction Performed?

Liposuction is a very popular and powerful procedure for eliminating unwanted fat from any area of the body. A long, metal rod called a cannula is inserted through tiny incisions to help break up fat cells. Different techniques can be used depending on the patient and their needs. Dr. Morales offers traditional liposuction, ultrasonic and VASERlipo®, and Smartlipo™. He will determine the technique to employ based on your age, extent of fat removal needed, skin elasticity, and stretch marks and other scars.

I Am Ready for Liposuction. Now, What?

Once you have received a full evaluation by Dr. Morales and you both have decided that liposuction is the right procedure for you, it is time to prepare for your surgery. It is important that patients maintain their weight by sticking to a diet and exercise regimen. Following a healthy lifestyle will ensure the best outcome from the procedure. Patients should refrain from smoking two weeks before and two weeks after surgery. Any herbal supplements, aspirin, and anti-inflammatory drugs should be avoided. Dr. Morales will provide you with all of the post-surgical instructions you need to know.

To learn more about liposuction and how it can help you lose inches from your waistline, schedule your consultation with Dr. Morales today! Contact us by calling (214) 827-8407 or by filling out our online contact form.