The average person doesn’t have the perfect body regardless of how carefully they watch their diet and exercise. When you have areas where pockets of fat just won’t budge, liposuction may be the answer. The procedure involves the loosening and removal of fat deposits to give your body an overall smoother and tighter look, but how can that make you look younger? Let’s find out!

How Liposuction Can Make You Look Younger

Liposuction can be performed on many areas of the body. The goal is to get a tighter and more contoured look, and when areas of the body are more contoured, you tend to look and feel younger.

As we age, we sometimes get bloat and gain weight in many areas. Liposuction can remove those unwanted fat cells and can give you a younger look while boosting your confidence and self-esteem.

Who is a Candidate for Liposuction

In order to be a good candidate for liposuction, you will need to meet certain requirements, including the following:

  • An adult who is not overweight or obese. Your BMI should not exceed 25.
  • A person with good skin elasticity and muscle tone
  • You should be in good overall health
  • A non-smoker
  • A person who is realistic about the results
  • Someone with no medical conditions that may interfere with healing

Where on the Body Can You Get Liposuction?

Liposuction can be performed on many areas of the body that have stored-up fat, including:

  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Back
  • Face
  • Neck
  • Buttocks
  • Inner Knee
  • Upper Arms

What is Recovery Like?

Recovery after liposuction is different for everyone. Most patients will experience a certain amount of discomfort, soreness, and swelling post-procedure. Dr. Rivela will outline certain instructions that need to be followed to ensure proper healing. In some cases, compression garments may be needed to speed up the recovery process.

Discomfort can often be managed by over-the-counter medications, like Tylenol or Motrin, but Dr. Rivela may also prescribe pain medication.

After a few weeks of recovery, you should see significant results. Dr. Rivela will likely schedule a follow-up appointment to monitor your progress.

Schedule A Consultation Today

One of the most important things to remember is that liposuction is not a weight loss solution. If you are overweight, it is best to follow a good diet and exercise program to lose excess body fat. Once you are down to a manageable weight, you can seek out the help of Dr. Rivela to explore your options.

Rivela Plastic Surgery proudly serves The Woodlands, TX, and the surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Lucian Rivela today, call our office at (281) 982-4291 or use our online contact form.