After liposuction in Cleveland, the local anesthetic that is injected into the tissue remains for 13 to 24 hours following liposuction surgery. This greatly minimizes postoperative pain. If you have liposuction with general anesthesia you may feel a little “groggy” that day. With the tumescent technique, there is less bruising, and many patients do not require as much post-operative medication for pain. You can usually return to a desk-type job within 48 hours; physical exercise generally can be resumed a few days after liposuction.
Complications from Liposuction
The tumescent technique of liposuction is a remarkably safe procedure with few significant side effects. A recent study in the Dermatologic Surgery Journal reported that 112 patients who underwent the tumescent procedure had an average of two quarts of fat removed with no significant complications. Clinical studies by other specialists have also demonstrated the safety and efficacy of tumescent liposuction.
Limitations of Liposuction
Liposuction is not intended as a method for weight loss. It is used as a shaping/contouring procedure for areas where hereditary fat deposits resistant to diet and exercise are present. The best results from liposuction occur in body areas where there is reasonable muscle tone, the skin has good elasticity (few stretch marks), and where fat is not excessive.
In cases where there is a significant loss of tone and poor elasticity, a combination of both liposuction and surgical skin tightening (i.e.a Tummy Tuck) is done to remove the excessive loose tissue, this may be necessary to obtain the best result. Liposuction is not indicated for cellulite treatment and may not improve this appearance.
Dr. Diamantis and Dr. Goldschmidt are experts in liposuction in Cleveland and will determine if liposuction will help achieve your goals. Depending on the specific condition of your skin, they may advise additional procedures to give you the best result possible.
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