Liposuction Frequently Asked QuestionsWednesday, August 3rd, 2011, 9:13 pm
Q: Where are the liposuction incisions placed?
A: Traditional liposuction involves a series of small incisions near the surgical site. Liposuction tends to be a favorable procedure because the placement, size and shape of the incisions are often unnoticeable after surgery. The amount of fat removed will depend on the areas treated and what can safely be removed.
Q: What is the recovery like after liposuction?
A: At the time of surgery, fluid is injected into the surgical area for Dr. Alexander to make precise body contours. Some of this fluid will drain from the incision sites the first night after liposuction. This usually resolves by the second day. Liposuction patients may experience some discomfort the first week, but are usually back to light activities the second week. A patient may need to wear a support garment for several weeks to help protect and shape the newly contoured area. It will be important to follow Dr. Alexander's guidelines to optimize healing and final results.
Q: Is it true that liposuction is a good substitute for weight loss?
A: No. Liposuction can help remove fat that does not respond to traditional weight loss, but it is not a substitute for a healthy diet or exercise plan. With most surgical procedures and this one specifically, it is important to be within 15 to 20 pounds of your ideal weight. This procedure may remove unwanted fat pockets, but will not change your number on the scale significantly.
Below is a photo of one of Dr. Alexander's liposuction patients before and after results only 2 months after surgery.
Category: Body Contouring