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February 27, 2024

What To Know About Liposuction For Body Contouring

Written by: Dr. Dahlia Rice. Posted in: Blog

Liposuction For Body Contouring

If you’ve ever struggled to achieve your dream body, but couldn’t get the results you were looking for with just diet and exercise, you’re not alone. Liposuction procedures continue to be one of the most sought-after cosmetic procedures in the world with more than 200,000 adults undergoing these surgical solutions in a single year.
Now, the demand for more streamlined body sculpting procedures has begun to skyrocket, as countless women (and men, too) are seeking to reshape their bodies and tap into unparalleled confidence. That’s where body contouring through liposuction comes in.

Unlike other body sculpting procedures, which focus on removing fat cells, body contouring liposuction aims to reshape the body’s overall look by using innovative instruments to target areas of the body other weight loss remedies may have missed. Simply put, this procedure is the ultimate solution for anyone looking to create the body of their dreams.

What Is Body Contouring?

Body contouring, also called body sculpting, is a category of procedures for creating a new body shape. Typically, body contouring procedures are non-invasive and use a variety of methods to sculpt targeted areas without actually penetrating the skin. Many patients choose these types of procedures because they require minimal recovery time and don’t involve the same risk factors as plastic surgery.

However, these procedures do come with some limitations. Since a body contouring procedure aims to reshape specific areas without actually removing excess fat, the final results may vary from patient to patient. Most importantly, body sculpting often requires multiple sessions to achieve the desired results, making it a costly investment for most patients.body contouring with liposuction

Some of the most common types of body contouring procedures include:

  • Cool Sculpting
  • Heat Sculpting
  • Ultrasound Sculpting
  • Mechanical Sculpting

Body Contouring VS. Liposuction

Like traditional lipo for women, body contouring targets the areas of the body where most of us store excess fat, like the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks. On the other hand, a liposuction procedure offers one key benefit that non-invasive body sculpting methods don’t: Removal of fat cells.

In a traditional liposuction procedure, the surgeon inserts a thin tube into the desired area, gently removing fat cells and creating a visibly slimmer appearance. When used for body contouring, additional methods like ultrasound assisted liposuction and or laser assisted liposuction may be used to reshape hard-to-reach areas, leaving patients with the results they deserve.

In other words, liposuction body contouring is a great choice for those looking to:

Removes Stubborn Fat

When you remove excess fat cells from the body, it creates instant weight loss for specific areas. Plus, the removal of stubborn can help offset future weight gain by eliminating these cells entirely, rather than shifting them around or shrinking them.

Creates Significant Weight Loss

Depending on how much fat you choose to remove, liposuction combined with body contouring is one of the fastest and easiest ways to achieve your weight loss goals, especially if you’re already living a healthy lifestyle.

Improves Overall Body Shape

As you remove fat, you begin to highlight and tone other parts of the body. So, if you’re looking for slimmer thighs, sculpted abs, and more, this surgical procedure is sure to get the job done.

Promotes Lasting Results

Similar to other liposuction procedures, body contouring liposuction can help you with weight loss and actually keep it off. After your procedure, your plastic surgeon provides an after care plan designed to help you maintain the desired results without the need for multiple sessions.

Who Should Consider Liposuction Procedures?

Of course, some cosmetic surgery options may not be for everyone. Where non-invasive body sculpting can be beneficial for patients with a certain body type, it won’t be useful for those with significant weight loss goals. Instead, the ideal candidate for a body contouring surgery with liposuction may be:

  • Living a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise, but still struggling to lose weight.
  • Capable of following a strict aftercare plan during the recovery process, including bed rest.
  • Isn’t taking certain medications that could impact their results or create a drug interaction.
  • Can be placed under general anesthesia.
  • Understand the full range of risks and factors that can influence their liposuction results.

use liposuction for body contouringWhat To Know Before Your Procedure:

If you think a liposuction contouring procedure is right for you, you’ll need to know what to expect when you schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon to get started. Reputable plastic surgeons will take the time to review your medical history, assess any risks, and create a customized plan to help you achieve your goals.

At the end of the consultation stage, your doctor will also go over the stages of recovery, so you can have a realistic idea of when you can expect to see the full results of your new body.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Does body contouring remove excess skin?

No, liposuction removes fat from under the skin. However, if you find that excess skin is impacting your overall results, this procedure can be combined with skin removal methods like a tummy tuck, which removes loose skin and creates a firmer appearance.

How long does liposuction take?

Similar to other procedures that involve going under the skin, liposuction can take several hours. This procedure can involve general and local anesthesia, so the patient will need a friend or relative to drive them home afterwards while they rest.

Can liposuction be combined with other surgical procedures?

Liposuction is one of the top choices for a Mommy Makeover, which uses several cosmetic surgeries to boost the confidence and women who have had a baby. This option often includes other procedures like a tummy tuck, breast lift, lower body lift, and vaginal rejuvenation.

What will I need during recovery?

While you recover, your doctor will prescribe you medication to help with any discomfort from the procedure. You may also be asked to wear compression garments to prevent any contour irregularities. Rest and relaxation are crucial during this time, so you should expect to take some time away from your daily duties.

Start Your Journey To A New Body Shape

At DMR Aesthetics, our surgical team is dedicated to helping you achieve the look you deserve. Led by skilled, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Dahlia Rice, we specialize in providing self, effective methods for reshaping your body and eliminating stubborn fat from the comfort or our state-of-the-art facility in the heart of Chicago.

When you’re ready to start your journey to a more confident you, connect with a member of our team to schedule a risk-free consultation today.


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