Boost Your Body Confidence With Liposuction
Many of us have a hard time losing weight and achieving our ultimate goals when it comes to our body shape and slimming certain areas. Stubborn pockets of fat near the abdomen, thighs, hips, and upper back may continue to trouble us even as we do our best to eat a healthy diet and exercise.
At Omar Ahmed, M.D. in Pasadena, CA, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgical specialist Dr. Omar Ahmed helps patients get the body they've worked for using modern liposuction surgery.
Keep reading to learn if liposuction can help you slim your trouble spots and get the confidence boost you deserve.
How does liposuction work?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that involves a small incision and the insertion of a cannula beneath the skin. Dr. Ahmed then loosens the "flabby," stubborn subcutaneous fat and suctions it out through the cannula.
Liposuction is performed on healthy patients who are already close to their goal weight but struggling to slim down a specific area where the fat doesn't respond to diet and exercise. This method cannot address the type of fat that may be making patients overweight if it is visceral fat, which is wrapped around the organs. Liposuction is a safe procedure that removes only the fat cells beneath the skin, and it does not damage the surrounding tissue.
Patients can lose between 3 – 10 pounds after liposuction, depending on the area(s) Dr. Ahmed treats. But liposuction is not a weight loss surgery. It is used for body contouring.
How will I feel after liposuction?
Initial recovery from liposuction surgery takes around 1 – 3 weeks, and patients typically need 6 – 10 months to see the final results of their procedure. Patients will need to take time to rest and recover. Returning to vigorous exercise may take a few weeks, depending on where the procedure was performed.
During the recovery period, it's important to maintain a healthy diet and incorporate movement, like walking, so you don't experience weight gain that can interfere with your final results.
Can liposuction help boost my body confidence?
If you've tried to lose those last few stubborn pounds of "flab," tone areas of the body that are tough to target, or contour your body, liposuction can be an excellent option to attain the shape of your dreams. Many people work hard on their aesthetic concerns but lose confidence when diet and exercise plans don't address their trouble spots. Liposuction can help you boost your confidence by putting you in control.
Liposuction surgery will be different for everyone, and your customized plan from Dr. Ahmed will depend on your shape and what you're trying to achieve. Fat can typically be removed from areas such as:
Face and chin
Achieve the body of your dreams with liposuction in Pasadena, CA
If you're looking to boost your confidence by getting rid of the stubborn fat that won't seem to budge no matter how hard you work on it, Dr. Omar Ahmed can talk to you about your body goals and recommend a plan.
To learn more about if liposuction is the way to slim and tone your body, schedule a consultation at Omar Ahmed, M.D. in Pasadena, CA.