Eliminate Unwanted Fat
If diet and exercise have let you down in reaching a slimmer body shape goal, you are not alone. Our bodies are genetically-inclined to store fat in certain areas where eliminating it can be trying, at best. For many of us, this results in unflattering shapes that we struggle to control, day in and day out. If this sounds like your situation, you may be someone who can benefit from liposuction in St. Louis. Call (636) 896-0600 today to speak with our expert plastic surgeons and schedule a consultation to learn more!
What Areas Can Be Treated With Liposuction?
Liposuction can treat the following areas:
- Chin or neck
How Liposuction works
Liposuction requires small incisions near the targeted area. Using a thin tube, a vacuum device is attached and the fat is suctioned out. At Renaissance Plastic Surgery, our skilled physicians have years of expertise in body contouring techniques, providing you with extremely precise results. Dr. Boschert, Dr. Craig, Dr. Mills , and Dr. Alleyne have performed hundreds of liposuction procedures in St. Louis and St. Peters to help eliminate stubborn pockets of fat. Their safe and effective methods allow for an easy procedure with quick recovery and little downtime.
How Long Does it Take to Recover from Liposuction?
There are two primary phases of recovery after the liposuction procedure: immediate and long-term. Your immediate recovery period involves some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. You'll have to wear a compression garment around the clock, except for when you bathe. This will help soothe the surgical area and also promote your new ideal shape. The immediate recovery phase lasts up to 10 days. Depending on the surgical site, the extent of your procedure, and your healing, you may return to work within five days of your surgery. Your long-term recovery, on the other hand, may last three to four months. You'll have to restrict some of your physical activity for up to six weeks. After you are cleared to resume all normal activities, it can take several more weeks for subtle swelling to completely resolve.
When Will I See My Results from Liposuction?
You'll be able to see some change in the surgical area right away after your liposuction procedure, meaning, the same day you have surgery. That said, your compression garment will literally keep the area under wraps for at least a week, providing you with mere glimpses when you shower or bathe. Also, post-surgical swelling will prevent you from seeing your full and final contour improvements for some time. In addition to swelling, changes in your skin can obscure your new shape for a short time. Liposuction removes fatty tissue that had been pressing against your skin. The skin must contract after this decrease in tissue volume, which can take several weeks. You can support the faster resolution of these effects by wearing your compression garment as directed, limiting salt intake, and staying hydrated.
How Long Will My Liposuction Results Last?
By the very nature of fat cells, one aspect of your liposuction procedure will last indefinitely. Unlike other cells in the body, fat cells do not regenerate. After about age 25, you have all the fat cells you'll ever have. Depending on your chosen treatment area, liposuction removes 20 to 80 percent of the cells that are causing cosmetic concerns. You'll always have fewer cells in that area after your surgery. However, the cells that do remain can hold on to the energy that should fuel your body. Stored energy expands the fat cells and, at some point, can change the shape of the body.
It isn't impossible to maintain the results of your liposuction procedure. It involves making healthy lifestyle choices, primarily related to diet and exercise. With a balanced diet and regular physical activity that maintain your post-surgical weight, you can anticipate enduring cosmetic results.
Liposuction Before & After
Find Out if Liposuction is Right for You
Contact Renaissance Plastic Surgery in St. Peters to schedule a consultation for liposuction. During your consultation, our plastic surgeons will begin by asking you questions and then help you outline your cosmetic goals for the procedure, such as a flatter belly, slimmer hips, more slender thighs, doing away with a double chin, even down to slimming your ankles and reshaping your calves. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss which liposuction techniques will be best for you, as well as to have all your questions answered, and peruse some before and after photos. You’ll feel 100% confident about your procedure before it even begins.
Schedule A Liposuction Consultation Today!
For more information on liposuction or to schedule a consultation with Renaissance Plastic Surgery, call us today at (636) 896-0600 or click here to contact us online. Get rid of those stubborn un-wanted areas of fat today! Our practice serves St. Peters, St. Louis and the surrounding areas is Missouri.