Liposuction is a good option to help achieve your desired body contour. Liposuction can target many areas, such as the abdominal region, thighs, hips, and more.
Some patients may have unrealistic expectations with regards to having a liposuction procedure, and when their desired results are not immediately achieved, they often feel as though the surgery was not successful. Knowing what to expect after the procedure and following your surgeon’s after-care instructions can help you achieve the desired results.
What To Expect After A Liposuction?
The skin stretches to accommodate our bodies, fat deposits, and all. When liposuction is performed and the fat cells are removed, the skin remains unchanged and won’t be shrunk down by the treatment. For this reason, all candidates for liposuction are usually evaluated for the elasticity of their skin, or its ability to “bounce back” after being stretched. Healthy, elastic skin is more likely to shrink upon its own gradually following your surgery.
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You may also notice that some of your skin is loose in the area treated with liposuction. Loose skin can firm up over time. However, depending on several factors, such as age or how much fat was removed, surgical intervention may be necessary to tighten up the skin. Every person is different and your surgeon can talk with you about skin tightening as part of your body contouring procedure if warranted.
Depending on the amount of fat removed, you can expect to see final results between 1-3 months after the procedure.
Here’s How You Can Improve Your Skin’s Elasticity
- Stay hydrated and drink enough water. Drinking the right amount of water can replenish your skin’s elastin. You will see the benefits all over your skin by way of improved tone, texture, and elasticity.
- Do a little exercise which can have a similar effect on the skin, boosting its natural elastin- and collagen-making efforts. Getting enough exercise can improve skin tone and muscle tone all at once, with at least 30 minutes logged every day.
- Watch your diet and eat well to get all the vitamins, nutrients, and minerals your body needs to stay healthy.
- You can also add supplements as needed. When your skin gets everything it needs, every process works more efficiently, including elastin production.
Overall, liposuction can help you achieve your body shape by removing your stubborn excess body fat, but it is important to have realistic expectations and know that maintaining your new look long-term requires a commitment to a healthy lifestyle.