- Dread shopping for bathing suits – especially that moment when you see your derriere in the dressing room mirror?
- Walk down the beach tugging at your bathing suit bottom, self-consciously trying to cover your buttock flab?
- Envy people who can “walk away proudly” in a swimsuit, knowing they look great from all angles?
You’re not alone. Many people feel self-conscious about their body shape. Diet and exercise are often simply not enough to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat. Nowadays, most people’s bodies reach homeostasis at 10 or 15 pounds above the “fashionable” weight dictated by society. It’s not always their fault; they’re genetically programmed that way.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that uses a suction technique to remove fat from specific areas of the body such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, or neck. It is one of the most popular forms of cosmetic surgery that involves a minimally invasive procedure and uses small, thin tubes called “cannulas” through tiny incisions to remove unwanted pockets of fat.
What to Expect
Most of the patients who come in to discuss liposuction are frustrated. They’ve tried every diet on the planet, exercise a few times a week. But those stubborn areas of fat still won’t disappear. They want a lasting solution, and liposuction is often regarded as the best decision they’ve made.
After surgery, their contours are improved, misplaced fat cells have been removed, and they no longer face a daily struggle against the inevitable.
These patients continue to watch what they eat and exercise regularly. Liposuction isn’t a reprieve from self-discipline.
Liposuction Pushes the Restart Button
But it evens the playing field. It presses the restart button on your body, so you continue life on a doable maintenance program – not an uphill sprint against reality.
Dr. Chappell uses Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL) to re-contour your body so you can wear today’s fashions, including swimsuits. PAL was developed to add precision to the fat-removal process. With PAL, we can target fat cells in the upper thigh and buttock area precisely. The fat is removed with greater ease, with less stress to the body, and the result is smoother and more streamlined.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How will my skin look after surgery?
The changes following liposuction are similar to what you’d see if you could lose an equal amount of localized fat through diet and exercise. As with diet and exercise, dimples, ripples and stretch marks can’t be removed.
Will liposuction get rid of cellulite?
Liposuction is not a treatment for cellulite.
What will my recovery be like?
You will wear a snug elastic dressing, girdle, or body stocking over the treated area for the next several weeks. You’ll go home after the procedure and rest for at least 24 hours. You can expect some pain along with bruising and swelling in the first few days after the procedure is performed.
After 2- 3 days, you may resume non-strenuous activities. You may gradually increase your activity as tolerated. Serious exercise will have to be postponed for 14-30 days or more
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Chappell in Annapolis
If you are interested in liposuction, Annapolis Plastic Surgery provides expert care. Schedule an appointment with Dr. James Chappell to see if you are a good candidate for liposuction and learn more.
Patient 1*Disclaimer: results may vary