Introduction To Liposculpturing
Welcome to your guide to Los Angeles liposculpturing surgery with Dr. Matlock. Take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the procedure and what you can do to ensure a result you will love. Remember, this presentation does not take the place of your consultation and you should make sure to take notes of any questions you may want to ask later.
Many people seek liposuction because they want to improve their contour and remove fat from specific areas including the abdomen, hips, thighs, back, arms, chest, and neck. The best candidate for this procedure is a healthy person with skin and subcutaneous tissue that is both firm and elastic. It is also important that the patient have realistic goals. Patients may wish to combine Brazilian Butt Augmentation and the liposculpturing procedure.
How will your liposuction be performed?
Typically performed on an outpatient basis in Los Angeles, Liposculpturing can last between thirty minutes to four hours. The length of surgery depends upon multiple factors including height, weight, size and number of areas to be treated.
During your consultation you should provide a complete medical history and a list of medications, including vitamins and herbs.
Here are some tips that may help you shorten your recovery time and decrease your chances of complications.
- Discontinue using Aspirin (including medications that contain Aspirin), Ibuprofen, Naprosyn, St. John’s Wort, Vitamin E and other supplements as directed. These act as blood thinners and could cause excessive bruising, bleeding or other complications. We will give you a complete list of medications and herbal supplements to avoid prior to your procedure.
- Stop smoking for at least two weeks before and one week after surgery, as nicotine can impair circulation and healing.
You should expect some bruising, swelling and pain after your procedure. If you feel like you have numbness in the areas treated, don’t be alarmed because this is normal. It will abate over time. Pain medication will be prescribed to control any discomfort, however, if you begin to have severe pain, contact us immediately.
The recovery process is different for everyone, but within a day after your Liposculpturing, you should be up and walking around. Excess tumescent fluid will most likely drain from the access points for the first day or two. This fluid may be blood tinged as well. You may shower on the second or third day following surgery. Depending on the number of areas treated, you may need to be out of work and away from your usual activities for the first week. Over the next two or three weeks your treated areas may remain very sensitive and strenuous physical activities should be limited. You will also need to wear a special compression garment for up to a month to help ensure a good contour to your treated areas. Exercise may be resumed in two weeks after surgery.
The results of your Liposculpturing are usually best seen after six weeks. However, you will have continued changes up to approximately four months. Your treated areas should look great and retain their sculptured appearance for as long as you maintain a healthy diet, exercise program, and body weight. To assist in maintaining your new physique, we provide a diet and a personalized exercise program developed by Dr. Matlock.