Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes fat that you can’t seem to get rid of through diet and exercise.
A plastic or dermatologic surgeon usually does the procedure on your hips, belly, thighs, buttocks, back, arms, and under the chin or face to improve their shape. But liposuction can also be done with other plastic surgeries, including facelifts, breast reductions, and tummy tucks.
There are just a few different liposuction techniques. But what they all have in common is the use of a thin tube, called a cannula, connected to a vacuum to suction the fat from your body.
Tumescent liposuction is the technique followed in Derma Touch. In this procedure your surgeon injects a sterile solution into the area where the fat is to be removed. It consists of saline — which is salt water – along with lidocaine and epinephrine. The solution makes it easier to suction the fat with less blood loss and pain. Suction is done through tiny cuts on surrounding skin.
Suturing is not required.
You might not have to stay in the hospital can go home 2 hrs after surgery. But you should expect bruising, swelling, and soreness for at least a few weeks. We advise to wear a compression garment for 3-4 weeks after surgery to control swelling.
Antibiotics and painkillers are prescribed for 5 days after surgery. Most people can return to work within a few days and get back to normal activities within 2 weeks. But every person is different.
1 month after surgery
The fat cells are removed permanently during liposuction. But you can gain weight back, with new fat cells if not maintained with healthy diet and lifestyle.
To keep your new shape after surgery, follow a diet that includes lots of protein, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy. And exercise regularly.