When you are unhappy about the fat that is located on certain areas of your body, you can undergo a liposuction procedure in Chicago. With this procedure, you can change your life by having stubborn fat removed from areas of the body that exercise and diet often don’t help with weight loss.
Liposuction involves suctioning fat with specialized equipment from various regions of the body. A long glass tube is inserted into a small incision in the skin to reach the underlying fat to break it apart into a liquid that is suctioned from the body into containers. It is possible to have fat removed on various regions of the body or the face, including:
Before having a liposuction procedure, you should have an examination from a physician to determine if you are healthy enough for the process. In addition, you should mentally understand what happens during the surgery. The type of anesthesia chosen by our physician will depend on where the liposuction procedure will occur on the body or the face.
Liposuction is Fast and Easy
Liposuction is not considered a weight loss treatment because it only removes a small amount of fat from a localized area of the face or the body. You can request liposuction to sculpt the body after losing weight in other ways, or it is used for the removal of the lumps of fat that occur from lymphedema. Our surgeon uses a marker to create lines on the skin where the liposuction is performed. After you are anesthetized, our surgeon sterilizes your skin to eliminate bacteria, and a tiny incision is made to insert the cannula.
When our surgeon turns on the machine, it begins to suction the fat as our surgeon moves the cannula underneath the skin. With the proper motions, the fat is removed from the body to create a smoother appearance and a thinner physique. When the fat is removed, our physician will apply a bandage to the incision. In some cases, the incision will require sutures, but it will often heal without sutures. You will recover at home by resting for one or two days before returning to your normal activities.
As the swelling declines from the incision, you are able to notice the reduction in fat, making it easier for you to wear revealing garments or smaller sizes. Visit Dr. Joseph Thomas in Chicago to learn more about how liposuction can change your life. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation!