When you’re trying to sculpt your physique, body fat can be a frustrating roadblock. While it is true that our body fat percentage is a direct result of our diet and exercise habits, how we store that fat is unfortunately dictated by our genetics. If you have exercise-resistant fat deposits and are open to considering a permanent solution, liposuction may be able to remove stubborn fat and help you showcase the physique you’ve worked so hard to achieve.
The Limitations of Liposuction
Liposuction is only useful for removing small, stubborn fat deposits. If you are still overweight or obese, losing weight should be your first priority. Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure and should only be used to remove the area of fat that remains after a healthy lifestyle is achieved.
Preparing for Your Procedure
Before you schedule your procedure date, there are some steps you can take to prepare your home and your life to make a recovery as quickly as possible. First, you will likely want to arrange for another responsible adult to assist you with chores and everyday tasks like meal preparation and laundry for the first week or two after your liposuction procedure. This will allow you to relax and rest as you heal. You should also clean your house to a high shine before your surgery date so you won’t be tempted to try to vacuum or polish your windows while you’re supposed to be resting. Finally, prepare a small basket of your essentials to keep near your bed. Chargers, a few books, some snacks, and other items of this nature all gathered in one place is convenient while recuperating.
The Liposuction Process
The surgical procedure for liposuction is simple and usually takes less than an hour. The targeted fat will be broken up and removed from your body. Following your procedure, it is recommended that you have someone take you home to begin the recovery process. You will be given post-care instructions to aid in this process.
Is It For Me?
If you feel as if you have done all you can with your nutrition and activity programs and are still battling exercise-resistant fat deposits, liposuction may be just the answer you have been looking for. If you have questions about liposuction or think you may be ready to explore the possibility, contact us today to schedule a consultation at the office of Dr. Gregory Rauscher.