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Going For Liposuction? Find Out What You Can Expect Before, During And After The Procedure

Sep 2, 2007
How do you lose unwanted fats and weight without starving and endless hours of workout in the gym? One word : Liposuction. Next to botox, liposuction is the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the US, no doubt due to an unending quest for beauty.

If you are still overweight despite trying so many weight loss products and methods, then Liposuction could be an option for you. This surgical procedure involves the removal of fat deposits in certain areas of your body by suctioning them out of the body. It is relatively safe although all surgeries come with some risks of complications.

In liposuction, as the name suggests, your surgeon may use a hollow instrument to "suck" fats out of the affected area. Your surgeon may also use an ultrasonic probe which is more efficient. This is because the vibration-like quality of the device breaks down fat deposits into smaller parts for easy disposable.

Decided to go for liposucion already? Wait not fast. You need to know what to expect so that you are mentally prepared for the event. There are certain things you need to remember and expect before, during and after the liposuction surgery.

1. Before liposuction

i)Before liposuction, you must ensure that you are fit to go under the knife. Althoug liposuction is a relatively minor form of surgery, it is nevertheless surgery and it involves a lot of risk for healthy individuals. For example, if you are extremely overweight, you will not be allowed to go for the operation. Strange as it may seem, you need to lose some weight before your surgeon will work on you.

ii)You need to know that a liposuction procedure is not cheap. The cost of liposuction can run up to tens of thousands of dollars depending on the severity of your case. So if budget is an issue, you may have to think very hard before going for it.

iii) Note that you may also face some risks with your liposuction procedure. Burns, scarring, damaged organs may result. Worse still, you may get embolism - a condition in which fat deposits are lodged in organs like the lungs and the brain.

iv) Take note that you need some time for recuperation at home. So be prepared to take some long leave from work.

You must get answers to all your questions about Liposuction before the operation. This knowledge will help you get comfortable with the idea of surgery which will help you stay calm during the operation.

2. During liposuction

i)There shouldn't be any pain as you should be under anesthesia. The main thing to remember is to keep cool and not panic. If you are anxious, your heart beat and bloodflow can rise and this is no good for any operation. Relax.

ii) Remember to arrange your own transportation so that you can be taken home soon after the operation. Do not drive yourself home as it may open up your wound and complicate matters.

3. After liposuction

i) Eat plenty of fruits. This will help speed up the body's natural healing properties

ii) Drink lots of water and fluids - this will compensate for the water and fluids that are lost during the operation

iii) Rest well at home. Get plenty of rest and if you can, extend your leave for a few days so that you can fully recuperate from the surgery. Never over exert yourself as you still have unhealed wounds, which can open up and bleed anytime.
About the Author
Gary Toh is the owner of BlogBelle.com, a site dedicated to cosmetic beauty and info on liposuction. Get free articles, tips and info on liposuction surgery and general beauty here
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