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What is Liposuction Surgery ?

Deigni Plastic Surgery uses the latest techniques in liposuction to skillfully remove troublesome fat. The women in the Houston area choose Dr. Deigni to sculpt their new dream bodies.

close up of woman smiling in pink bra

 

 

Liposuction is the removal of fat cells from the body using suction. Because removing the fat alters the shape of that particular part of the body, liposuction is also called body sculpting or body contouring.

Liposuction is one of the most requested cosmetic surgeries in the United States. It can be a standalone procedure or performed in conjunction with other procedures, similar to a Mommy Makeover.

Who Are Good Candidates For Liposuction?

Plastic surgeons use liposuction to target specific areas of the body, not the entire body. Therefore, the best candidates for liposuction are those who have a few troublesome areas that don’t seem to respond to proper diet and exercise programs.

For example, most of us have struggled to lose our love handles. Even the most athletic among us have dealt with this challenge. That’s where liposuction would come into play.

Other areas commonly treated by liposuction include:

  • Chin
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Arms (typically, the upper arm)
  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
woman stretching in work out clothes

The ideal candidate for liposuction may have a few areas of stubborn fat but is in overall good health and close to the generally recommended guidelines for her weight.

Certain health issues make liposuction unlikely. For example, heart and arterial disease would likely preclude liposuction because unstable blood flow would make surgery risky.

There are similar concerns for anyone battling immune issues. During your consultation, Dr. Deigni will address any pre-existing health condition that is likely to influence surgery.

Conditions That Liposuction Doesn’t Correct

Liposuction is routinely used to correct several problems. However, there are some issues that are outside of its scope.

For the same reason, liposuction can’t erase cellulite dimpling. Cellulite dimpling is a complicated condition that the medical community is still trying to understand. It involves more than just fat cells.

For some unknown reason, fibrous tissues attach to the skin and pull it inward while fat cells push the skin outward. This push-and-pull effect on the skin results in dimpling. Doctors have yet to find an effective approach to correct the problem.

The appearance that cellulite causes has given birth to a variety of nicknames for the condition. You may be more familiar with the terms “cottage cheese thighs” or “orange peel skin.”

Cellulite can be a problem with any gender, although it’s far more frequently seen with women. The dimpling typically occurs on the thighs, however it’s also common on the buttocks. Most women will have a degree of cellulite with some reporting problems with the areas of the upper arms, abdomen, and breasts. 

Liposuction doesn’t change your skin’s tightness. It won’t firm sagging skin. You can address that issue with a lift which specifically targets loose skin.

Liposuction is often performed in conjunction with a lift. This is to ensure that, after the fat is removed, the remaining skin isn’t sagging and has the appropriate amount of tightness.

One of the more common body issues that mothers want to address is stretch marks. Unfortunately, liposuction doesn’t affect stretch marks.

Liposuction deals only with the removal of fat cells. Stretch marks exist in the dermis, the layer of skin beneath the top layer or epidermis.

Popular media such as television and the movies often promote a misleading idea about liposuction. They present the procedure as a way of eliminating obesity. However, liposuction isn’t used as a general weight-loss method.

Anyone with severe obesity issues that they can’t control with diet and exercise might consider non-cosmetic procedures such as gastric bypass surgery.

Liposuction, on the other hand, removes small amounts of fat from problem areas. Though the result can be a dramatic improvement in appearance to those specific areas, there is not significant overall weight loss.

Liposuction removes fat that is above the layer of muscles. This is the fat that can produce double chins and heavy ankles. However, this fat isn’t generally considered dangerous to one’s health.

The fat that family doctors warn their patients about is the fat that occurs below the layer of muscles. This deep layer of fat surrounds our internal organs. This visceral fat is considered a predictor of chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease.

Liposuction isn’t capable of tackling the deep layers of fat. However, eating healthy and exercising can work wonders.

close up of woman's torso

Consultation

 

Dr. Deigni will compile a history of your prior surgeries, illnesses, and treatments to determine if you’d make an ideal candidate for liposuction. If there are concerns, he may suggest improvements that you can make to your overall health that will help you qualify for the procedure.

Preparation

 

Dr. Deigni will discuss any alterations that you need to make to your diet, medication, and supplement routines to prepare for your liposuction. For example, a few weeks before your procedure, it’s important that you stop taking any medication or supplement that thins your blood.

close up of woman's torso
woman in bathing suit sitting on a rock

Procedure

 

In its simplest terms, liposuction involves making an incision and then removing excess fat cells by suction. However, there are various methods for performing the procedure. Deigni Plastic Surgery uses tumescent technique with power-assisted liposuction.

how does tumescent work?

woman in little black dress

 

Before the doctor can remove fat cells from your body, he has to prepare them so that they’re easier to extract. During tumescent liposuction, he prepares them by injecting a solution of local anesthesia and saline that causes the fat cells to swell. Tumescent means swollen or firm. He then suctions out the now-rigid hydrated cells.

The injected solution also contains epinephrine to constrict blood vessels which minimizes blood loss. There is also usually less bruising. 

beautiful woman sitting on a large tire

As is true with any minimally invasive surgery, you’re likely to feel a mild degree of discomfort following the procedure. Typically, readily available over-the-counter pain medication will be all you need, but prescription medications can be prescribed if necessary.

You’ll wear a compression garment for several weeks as your body heals. The compression will limit swelling. It will also help the body discharge the fluid used during your operation. This is the fluid that the doctor used to prepare your fat cells for suction. You’ll likely notice indications of the fluid on your clothes and bedding.

Naturally, you’ll want to maintain a good cleaning regimen, but you shouldn’t jump into the shower just after surgery. Initially, you should opt for sponge baths until Dr. Deigni tells you it’s OK to resume showering or bathing.

You should move around during your recovery period with modest amounts of walking. However, you’ll want to avoid strenuous activities. Eventually, the doctor will give you the green light to begin a reasonable exercise program.

woman walking on the beach in blue bikini

 

 

You’ll notice some swelling and bruising at the liposuction sites, but both will disappear in time. To help your body heal, you’ll want to follow the doctor’s guidelines carefully.

Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, but limit your salt intake to prevent your body from retaining excess fluid which increases swelling.

The improvement that you see following your liposuction can be permanent if you continue to practice a healthy lifestyle and avoid notable weight gain. If you eat the wrong foods and neglect exercise, you could see a return of some of the fat to the areas where it was removed.

The original fat cells are no longer there, but the fat cells that you do have can adapt to change by growing and somewhat redistributing themselves. You don’t want to negate the progress you’ve made so it’s best to commit to a healthier lifestyle.

Fortunately, gaining a pound or two normally won’t have a noticeable effect on the liposuctioned areas, but an exorbitant weight gain will. Exercise seems to play an important role in keeping fat from rebounding, specifically in the abdominal area. Some researchers believe that the body is hardwired to try to replace missing fat in the abdomen. A consistent exercise program can help you keep the new figure you gain with your liposuction.

What is Liposuction Surgery ?

Deigni Plastic Surgery uses the latest techniques in liposuction to skillfully remove troublesome fat. The women in the Houston area choose Dr. Deigni to sculpt their new dream bodies.

close up of woman smiling in pink bra

 

 

Liposuction is the removal of fat cells from the body using suction. Because removing the fat alters the shape of that particular part of the body, liposuction is also called body sculpting or body contouring.

Liposuction is one of the most requested cosmetic surgeries in the United States. It can be a standalone procedure or performed in conjunction with other procedures, similar to a Mommy Makeover.

Who Are Good Candidates For Liposuction?

Plastic surgeons use liposuction to target specific areas of the body, not the entire body. Therefore, the best candidates for liposuction are those who have a few troublesome areas that don’t seem to respond to proper diet and exercise programs.

For example, most of us have struggled to lose our love handles. Even the most athletic among us have dealt with this challenge. That’s where liposuction would come into play.

Other areas commonly treated by liposuction include:

  • Chin
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Arms (typically, the upper arm)
  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
woman stretching in work out clothes

The ideal candidate for liposuction may have a few areas of stubborn fat but is in overall good health and close to the generally recommended guidelines for her weight.

Certain health issues make liposuction unlikely. For example, heart and arterial disease would likely preclude liposuction because unstable blood flow would make surgery risky.

There are similar concerns for anyone battling immune issues. During your consultation, Dr. Deigni will address any pre-existing health condition that is likely to influence surgery.

Conditions That Liposuction Doesn’t Correct

Liposuction is routinely used to correct several problems. However, there are some issues that are outside of its scope.

For the same reason, liposuction can’t erase cellulite dimpling. Cellulite dimpling is a complicated condition that the medical community is still trying to understand. It involves more than just fat cells.

For some unknown reason, fibrous tissues attach to the skin and pull it inward while fat cells push the skin outward. This push-and-pull effect on the skin results in dimpling. Doctors have yet to find an effective approach to correct the problem.

The appearance that cellulite causes has given birth to a variety of nicknames for the condition. You may be more familiar with the terms “cottage cheese thighs” or “orange peel skin.”

Cellulite can be a problem with any gender, although it’s far more frequently seen with women. The dimpling typically occurs on the thighs, however it’s also common on the buttocks. Most women will have a degree of cellulite with some reporting problems with the areas of the upper arms, abdomen, and breasts. 

Liposuction doesn’t change your skin’s tightness. It won’t firm sagging skin. You can address that issue with a lift which specifically targets loose skin.

Liposuction is often performed in conjunction with a lift. This is to ensure that, after the fat is removed, the remaining skin isn’t sagging and has the appropriate amount of tightness.

One of the more common body issues that mothers want to address is stretch marks. Unfortunately, liposuction doesn’t affect stretch marks.

Liposuction deals only with the removal of fat cells. Stretch marks exist in the dermis, the layer of skin beneath the top layer or epidermis.

Popular media such as television and the movies often promote a misleading idea about liposuction. They present the procedure as a way of eliminating obesity. However, liposuction isn’t used as a general weight-loss method.

Anyone with severe obesity issues that they can’t control with diet and exercise might consider non-cosmetic procedures such as gastric bypass surgery.

Liposuction, on the other hand, removes small amounts of fat from problem areas. Though the result can be a dramatic improvement in appearance to those specific areas, there is not significant overall weight loss.

Liposuction removes fat that is above the layer of muscles. This is the fat that can produce double chins and heavy ankles. However, this fat isn’t generally considered dangerous to one’s health.

The fat that family doctors warn their patients about is the fat that occurs below the layer of muscles. This deep layer of fat surrounds our internal organs. This visceral fat is considered a predictor of chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease.

Liposuction isn’t capable of tackling the deep layers of fat. However, eating healthy and exercising can work wonders.

close up of woman's torso

Consultation

 

Dr. Deigni will compile a history of your prior surgeries, illnesses, and treatments to determine if you’d make an ideal candidate for liposuction. If there are concerns, he may suggest improvements that you can make to your overall health that will help you qualify for the procedure.

Preparation

 

Dr. Deigni will discuss any alterations that you need to make to your diet, medication, and supplement routines to prepare for your liposuction. For example, a few weeks before your procedure, it’s important that you stop taking any medication or supplement that thins your blood.

close up of woman's torso
woman in bathing suit sitting on a rock

Procedure

 

In its simplest terms, liposuction involves making an incision and then removing excess fat cells by suction. However, there are various methods for performing the procedure. Deigni Plastic Surgery uses tumescent technique with power-assisted liposuction.

how does tumescent work?

woman in little black dress

 

Before the doctor can remove fat cells from your body, he has to prepare them so that they’re easier to extract. During tumescent liposuction, he prepares them by injecting a solution of local anesthesia and saline that causes the fat cells to swell. Tumescent means swollen or firm. He then suctions out the now-rigid hydrated cells.

The injected solution also contains epinephrine to constrict blood vessels which minimizes blood loss. There is also usually less bruising. 

beautiful woman sitting on a large tire

As is true with any minimally invasive surgery, you’re likely to feel a mild degree of discomfort following the procedure. Typically, readily available over-the-counter pain medication will be all you need, but prescription medications can be prescribed if necessary.

You’ll wear a compression garment for several weeks as your body heals. The compression will limit swelling. It will also help the body discharge the fluid used during your operation. This is the fluid that the doctor used to prepare your fat cells for suction. You’ll likely notice indications of the fluid on your clothes and bedding.

Naturally, you’ll want to maintain a good cleaning regimen, but you shouldn’t jump into the shower just after surgery. Initially, you should opt for sponge baths until Dr. Deigni tells you it’s OK to resume showering or bathing.

You should move around during your recovery period with modest amounts of walking. However, you’ll want to avoid strenuous activities. Eventually, the doctor will give you the green light to begin a reasonable exercise program.

woman walking on the beach in blue bikini

 

 

You’ll notice some swelling and bruising at the liposuction sites, but both will disappear in time. To help your body heal, you’ll want to follow the doctor’s guidelines carefully.

Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, but limit your salt intake to prevent your body from retaining excess fluid which increases swelling.

The improvement that you see following your liposuction can be permanent if you continue to practice a healthy lifestyle and avoid notable weight gain. If you eat the wrong foods and neglect exercise, you could see a return of some of the fat to the areas where it was removed.

The original fat cells are no longer there, but the fat cells that you do have can adapt to change by growing and somewhat redistributing themselves. You don’t want to negate the progress you’ve made so it’s best to commit to a healthier lifestyle.

Fortunately, gaining a pound or two normally won’t have a noticeable effect on the liposuctioned areas, but an exorbitant weight gain will. Exercise seems to play an important role in keeping fat from rebounding, specifically in the abdominal area. Some researchers believe that the body is hardwired to try to replace missing fat in the abdomen. A consistent exercise program can help you keep the new figure you gain with your liposuction.

What is Liposuction Surgery ?

Deigni Plastic Surgery uses the latest techniques in liposuction to skillfully remove troublesome fat. The women in the Houston area choose Dr. Deigni to sculpt their new dream bodies.

close up of woman smiling in pink bra

 

 

Liposuction is the removal of fat cells from the body using suction. Because removing the fat alters the shape of that particular part of the body, liposuction is also called body sculpting or body contouring.

Liposuction is one of the most requested cosmetic surgeries in the United States. It can be a standalone procedure or performed in conjunction with other procedures, similar to a Mommy Makeover.

Who Are Good Candidates For Liposuction?

Plastic surgeons use liposuction to target specific areas of the body, not the entire body. Therefore, the best candidates for liposuction are those who have a few troublesome areas that don’t seem to respond to proper diet and exercise programs.

For example, most of us have struggled to lose our love handles. Even the most athletic among us have dealt with this challenge. That’s where liposuction would come into play.

Other areas commonly treated by liposuction include:

  • Chin
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Arms (typically, the upper arm)
  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
woman stretching in work out clothes

The ideal candidate for liposuction may have a few areas of stubborn fat but is in overall good health and close to the generally recommended guidelines for her weight.

Certain health issues make liposuction unlikely. For example, heart and arterial disease would likely preclude liposuction because unstable blood flow would make surgery risky.

There are similar concerns for anyone battling immune issues. During your consultation, Dr. Deigni will address any pre-existing health condition that is likely to influence surgery.

Conditions That Liposuction Doesn’t Correct

Liposuction is routinely used to correct several problems. However, there are some issues that are outside of its scope.

For the same reason, liposuction can’t erase cellulite dimpling. Cellulite dimpling is a complicated condition that the medical community is still trying to understand. It involves more than just fat cells.

For some unknown reason, fibrous tissues attach to the skin and pull it inward while fat cells push the skin outward. This push-and-pull effect on the skin results in dimpling. Doctors have yet to find an effective approach to correct the problem.

The appearance that cellulite causes has given birth to a variety of nicknames for the condition. You may be more familiar with the terms “cottage cheese thighs” or “orange peel skin.”

Cellulite can be a problem with any gender, although it’s far more frequently seen with women. The dimpling typically occurs on the thighs, however it’s also common on the buttocks. Most women will have a degree of cellulite with some reporting problems with the areas of the upper arms, abdomen, and breasts. 

Liposuction doesn’t change your skin’s tightness. It won’t firm sagging skin. You can address that issue with a lift which specifically targets loose skin.

Liposuction is often performed in conjunction with a lift. This is to ensure that, after the fat is removed, the remaining skin isn’t sagging and has the appropriate amount of tightness.

One of the more common body issues that mothers want to address is stretch marks. Unfortunately, liposuction doesn’t affect stretch marks.

Liposuction deals only with the removal of fat cells. Stretch marks exist in the dermis, the layer of skin beneath the top layer or epidermis.

Popular media such as television and the movies often promote a misleading idea about liposuction. They present the procedure as a way of eliminating obesity. However, liposuction isn’t used as a general weight-loss method.

Anyone with severe obesity issues that they can’t control with diet and exercise might consider non-cosmetic procedures such as gastric bypass surgery.

Liposuction, on the other hand, removes small amounts of fat from problem areas. Though the result can be a dramatic improvement in appearance to those specific areas, there is not significant overall weight loss.

Liposuction removes fat that is above the layer of muscles. This is the fat that can produce double chins and heavy ankles. However, this fat isn’t generally considered dangerous to one’s health.

The fat that family doctors warn their patients about is the fat that occurs below the layer of muscles. This deep layer of fat surrounds our internal organs. This visceral fat is considered a predictor of chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease.

Liposuction isn’t capable of tackling the deep layers of fat. However, eating healthy and exercising can work wonders.

close up of woman's torso

Consultation

 

Dr. Deigni will compile a history of your prior surgeries, illnesses, and treatments to determine if you’d make an ideal candidate for liposuction. If there are concerns, he may suggest improvements that you can make to your overall health that will help you qualify for the procedure.

Preparation

 

Dr. Deigni will discuss any alterations that you need to make to your diet, medication, and supplement routines to prepare for your liposuction. For example, a few weeks before your procedure, it’s important that you stop taking any medication or supplement that thins your blood.

close up of woman's torso
woman in bathing suit sitting on a rock

Procedure

 

In its simplest terms, liposuction involves making an incision and then removing excess fat cells by suction. However, there are various methods for performing the procedure. Deigni Plastic Surgery uses tumescent technique with power-assisted liposuction.

how does tumescent work?

woman in little black dress

 

Before the doctor can remove fat cells from your body, he has to prepare them so that they’re easier to extract. During tumescent liposuction, he prepares them by injecting a solution of local anesthesia and saline that causes the fat cells to swell. Tumescent means swollen or firm. He then suctions out the now-rigid hydrated cells.

The injected solution also contains epinephrine to constrict blood vessels which minimizes blood loss. There is also usually less bruising. 

beautiful woman sitting on a large tire

As is true with any minimally invasive surgery, you’re likely to feel a mild degree of discomfort following the procedure. Typically, readily available over-the-counter pain medication will be all you need, but prescription medications can be prescribed if necessary.

You’ll wear a compression garment for several weeks as your body heals. The compression will limit swelling. It will also help the body discharge the fluid used during your operation. This is the fluid that the doctor used to prepare your fat cells for suction. You’ll likely notice indications of the fluid on your clothes and bedding.

Naturally, you’ll want to maintain a good cleaning regimen, but you shouldn’t jump into the shower just after surgery. Initially, you should opt for sponge baths until Dr. Deigni tells you it’s OK to resume showering or bathing.

You should move around during your recovery period with modest amounts of walking. However, you’ll want to avoid strenuous activities. Eventually, the doctor will give you the green light to begin a reasonable exercise program.

woman walking on the beach in blue bikini

 

 

You’ll notice some swelling and bruising at the liposuction sites, but both will disappear in time. To help your body heal, you’ll want to follow the doctor’s guidelines carefully.

Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, but limit your salt intake to prevent your body from retaining excess fluid which increases swelling.

The improvement that you see following your liposuction can be permanent if you continue to practice a healthy lifestyle and avoid notable weight gain. If you eat the wrong foods and neglect exercise, you could see a return of some of the fat to the areas where it was removed.

The original fat cells are no longer there, but the fat cells that you do have can adapt to change by growing and somewhat redistributing themselves. You don’t want to negate the progress you’ve made so it’s best to commit to a healthier lifestyle.

Fortunately, gaining a pound or two normally won’t have a noticeable effect on the liposuctioned areas, but an exorbitant weight gain will. Exercise seems to play an important role in keeping fat from rebounding, specifically in the abdominal area. Some researchers believe that the body is hardwired to try to replace missing fat in the abdomen. A consistent exercise program can help you keep the new figure you gain with your liposuction.

What is Liposuction Surgery ?

Deigni Plastic Surgery uses the latest techniques in liposuction to skillfully remove troublesome fat. The women in the Houston area choose Dr. Deigni to sculpt their new dream bodies.

close up of woman smiling in pink bra

 

 

Liposuction is the removal of fat cells from the body using suction. Because removing the fat alters the shape of that particular part of the body, liposuction is also called body sculpting or body contouring.

Liposuction is one of the most requested cosmetic surgeries in the United States. It can be a standalone procedure or performed in conjunction with other procedures, similar to a Mommy Makeover.

Who Are Good Candidates For Liposuction?

Plastic surgeons use liposuction to target specific areas of the body, not the entire body. Therefore, the best candidates for liposuction are those who have a few troublesome areas that don’t seem to respond to proper diet and exercise programs.

For example, most of us have struggled to lose our love handles. Even the most athletic among us have dealt with this challenge. That’s where liposuction would come into play.

Other areas commonly treated by liposuction include:

  • Chin
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Arms (typically, the upper arm)
  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
woman stretching in work out clothes

The ideal candidate for liposuction may have a few areas of stubborn fat but is in overall good health and close to the generally recommended guidelines for her weight.

Certain health issues make liposuction unlikely. For example, heart and arterial disease would likely preclude liposuction because unstable blood flow would make surgery risky.

There are similar concerns for anyone battling immune issues. During your consultation, Dr. Deigni will address any pre-existing health condition that is likely to influence surgery.

Conditions That Liposuction Doesn’t Correct

Liposuction is routinely used to correct several problems. However, there are some issues that are outside of its scope.

For the same reason, liposuction can’t erase cellulite dimpling. Cellulite dimpling is a complicated condition that the medical community is still trying to understand. It involves more than just fat cells.

For some unknown reason, fibrous tissues attach to the skin and pull it inward while fat cells push the skin outward. This push-and-pull effect on the skin results in dimpling. Doctors have yet to find an effective approach to correct the problem.

The appearance that cellulite causes has given birth to a variety of nicknames for the condition. You may be more familiar with the terms “cottage cheese thighs” or “orange peel skin.”

Cellulite can be a problem with any gender, although it’s far more frequently seen with women. The dimpling typically occurs on the thighs, however it’s also common on the buttocks. Most women will have a degree of cellulite with some reporting problems with the areas of the upper arms, abdomen, and breasts. 

Liposuction doesn’t change your skin’s tightness. It won’t firm sagging skin. You can address that issue with a lift which specifically targets loose skin.

Liposuction is often performed in conjunction with a lift. This is to ensure that, after the fat is removed, the remaining skin isn’t sagging and has the appropriate amount of tightness.

One of the more common body issues that mothers want to address is stretch marks. Unfortunately, liposuction doesn’t affect stretch marks.

Liposuction deals only with the removal of fat cells. Stretch marks exist in the dermis, the layer of skin beneath the top layer or epidermis.

Popular media such as television and the movies often promote a misleading idea about liposuction. They present the procedure as a way of eliminating obesity. However, liposuction isn’t used as a general weight-loss method.

Anyone with severe obesity issues that they can’t control with diet and exercise might consider non-cosmetic procedures such as gastric bypass surgery.

Liposuction, on the other hand, removes small amounts of fat from problem areas. Though the result can be a dramatic improvement in appearance to those specific areas, there is not significant overall weight loss.

Liposuction removes fat that is above the layer of muscles. This is the fat that can produce double chins and heavy ankles. However, this fat isn’t generally considered dangerous to one’s health.

The fat that family doctors warn their patients about is the fat that occurs below the layer of muscles. This deep layer of fat surrounds our internal organs. This visceral fat is considered a predictor of chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease.

Liposuction isn’t capable of tackling the deep layers of fat. However, eating healthy and exercising can work wonders.

close up of woman's torso

Consultation

 

Dr. Deigni will compile a history of your prior surgeries, illnesses, and treatments to determine if you’d make an ideal candidate for liposuction. If there are concerns, he may suggest improvements that you can make to your overall health that will help you qualify for the procedure.

Preparation

 

Dr. Deigni will discuss any alterations that you need to make to your diet, medication, and supplement routines to prepare for your liposuction. For example, a few weeks before your procedure, it’s important that you stop taking any medication or supplement that thins your blood.

close up of woman's torso
woman in bathing suit sitting on a rock

Procedure

 

In its simplest terms, liposuction involves making an incision and then removing excess fat cells by suction. However, there are various methods for performing the procedure. Deigni Plastic Surgery uses tumescent technique with power-assisted liposuction.

how does tumescent work?

woman in little black dress

 

Before the doctor can remove fat cells from your body, he has to prepare them so that they’re easier to extract. During tumescent liposuction, he prepares them by injecting a solution of local anesthesia and saline that causes the fat cells to swell. Tumescent means swollen or firm. He then suctions out the now-rigid hydrated cells.

The injected solution also contains epinephrine to constrict blood vessels which minimizes blood loss. There is also usually less bruising. 

beautiful woman sitting on a large tire

As is true with any minimally invasive surgery, you’re likely to feel a mild degree of discomfort following the procedure. Typically, readily available over-the-counter pain medication will be all you need, but prescription medications can be prescribed if necessary.

You’ll wear a compression garment for several weeks as your body heals. The compression will limit swelling. It will also help the body discharge the fluid used during your operation. This is the fluid that the doctor used to prepare your fat cells for suction. You’ll likely notice indications of the fluid on your clothes and bedding.

Naturally, you’ll want to maintain a good cleaning regimen, but you shouldn’t jump into the shower just after surgery. Initially, you should opt for sponge baths until Dr. Deigni tells you it’s OK to resume showering or bathing.

You should move around during your recovery period with modest amounts of walking. However, you’ll want to avoid strenuous activities. Eventually, the doctor will give you the green light to begin a reasonable exercise program.

woman walking on the beach in blue bikini

 

 

You’ll notice some swelling and bruising at the liposuction sites, but both will disappear in time. To help your body heal, you’ll want to follow the doctor’s guidelines carefully.

Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, but limit your salt intake to prevent your body from retaining excess fluid which increases swelling.

The improvement that you see following your liposuction can be permanent if you continue to practice a healthy lifestyle and avoid notable weight gain. If you eat the wrong foods and neglect exercise, you could see a return of some of the fat to the areas where it was removed.

The original fat cells are no longer there, but the fat cells that you do have can adapt to change by growing and somewhat redistributing themselves. You don’t want to negate the progress you’ve made so it’s best to commit to a healthier lifestyle.

Fortunately, gaining a pound or two normally won’t have a noticeable effect on the liposuctioned areas, but an exorbitant weight gain will. Exercise seems to play an important role in keeping fat from rebounding, specifically in the abdominal area. Some researchers believe that the body is hardwired to try to replace missing fat in the abdomen. A consistent exercise program can help you keep the new figure you gain with your liposuction.