Liposuction and Liposculpture in San Jose
Liposuction and Liposculpture. technically known as “suction lipoplasty”, is one of the most popular and frequently performed cosmetic procedures in the United States today. Depending on what you have done, after healing your clothes will fit better. Liposuction is not designed to be a means of weight control or a substitute for regular exercise and a balanced diet. It may help with those things, though: some of our patients tell us that after their liposuction, exercise is easier and thus they do more of it, thereby starting a virtuous circle of enhanced fitness. Most of our patients are so happy with their results after healing that they are motivated to take better care of themselves in terms of diet, exercise, and sleep. We tell them that 100 calories plus or minus a day means ten pounds over the course of a year. The little things you do (or don’t do) really add up.
Liposuction can be performed anywhere on the body. Most of us are not born with a perfect body shape and on some of us fat is stored in places that can cause us real grief: think saddlebags, love handles, muffin tops, oversized abdomens, thighs or buttocks, bra bulges, bat wing arms, fat pads on the upper back, postpregnancy pooches, and so on. These pockets of fat served a real evolutionary purpose over thousands of years: when a serious famine came they could mean the difference between life and death. But we don’t need emergency fat pads anymore! We build our wardrobes around these problem areas and endure uncomfortable shapewear. “Spanx” sounds so cute until you wear one for ten or twelve hours. “Targeted” exercises do not work. They strengthen the underlying muscle, but when fat weight is lost, it is lost from all over the body and often these special fat pockets are the absolute last to go. Our bodies hang on to them as if life itself depended on it, which of course, for centuries, it did. Creams and special laser treatments may help your body temporarily release some water weight, but the only thing that provides real results for unwanted pockets of fat is liposuction.
Consultations at La Bella Cosmetic Surgery are always free of charge. So feel free to come in and tell us what your problem areas are and we will let you know what we can do.
Recovery of a Liposuction and Liposculpture
Check these Post-operative instructions to get the best of your operation.