Liposuction continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed on men and women nationwide. Well-known for its efficacy in treating stubborn fat deposits, the procedure’s popularity in body contouring ensures that modern advancements continue to improve its safety and effectiveness. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has developed five guidelines for optimal liposuction results:
1. Preoperative Planning
Extensive preoperative planning is critical in achieving superior liposuction results. Patient and surgeon should have proper opportunities to discuss the procedure and reach a mutual understanding of cosmetic goals, while patients should maintain realistic expectations. Additionally, patients should be in overall good physical and mental health before undergoing liposuction.
2. Intraoperative Safety
During the procedure, special care should be taken to ensure that the appropriate level of anesthetization is used to keep the patient in optimal comfort and safety. Anesthetization levels may vary depending on the scale of the procedure and the position of the patient.
3. Tumescent Solutions
The tumescent solution is the fluid used to break apart fat cells prior to their removal. Tumescent solution should be adjusted for each individual patient depending on weight and must be managed carefully to achieve the best possible results from liposuction.
4. Body Contouring and Complication Prevention
To create smooth, natural contours, your surgeon must use practiced and uniform movements during your surgery. By using high-grade instruments in combination with an eye for a classic, aesthetic form, your surgeon can minimize chances of irregular contouring.
5. Post-Operative Care and Lifestyle
Patients should carefully follow their surgeon’s post-operative instructions, including wearing their compression garment and following a proper recovery schedule. It is essential that patients adopt a healthy lifestyle of diet and exercise in order to maintain their liposuction results long-term.
Dr. Frank Campanile is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is also fellowship trained in hand and microsurgery. Dr. Campanile knows that making a lasting change to your appearance is a big decision. His calm, professional approach and deep caring for his patients set a tone that will help you feel confident and relaxed while reviewing your options and learning all about the procedures that can benefit you. Request a consultation today to meet with Dr. Campanile in person.