Liposuction is the single most effective way to reduce stubborn fat with long-term results. There are plenty of reasons to consider liposuction, from putting the finishing touches on weight loss to restoring your pre-pregnancy figure to getting rid of genetic deposits of fat. Whatever your goals, timing is everything to ensuring you get the most out of your results. Here’s what to know about the best time to book your appointment with Dr. Andres Sarraga, our board-certified plastic surgeon.
It may surprise you to learn that the best time to schedule your liposuction procedure is during the colder months. This is because the colder seasons will give you time to heal and be ready for summer. Although many people are more likely to begin exploring their options for body contouring during the summer when they’re most aware of their problem areas, it’s a good idea to plan ahead for next summer instead.
Winter is an ideal time because you’re likely to spend less time being active outdoors. As a result, it’s easier to rest and recover without feeling like you’re missing out on your favorite activities. Additionally, colder weather makes it easier to cover up bruises, bandages, and compression garments. If your goal is discretion, then it can be easier to spend time at home recovering without friends or family members asking what you’ve been up to.
The main purpose of liposuction is to help you achieve a slimmer, more defined body. During the procedure, Dr. Sarraga will insert a cannula, or a small tube with a blunt tip and attached surgical vacuum. This process requires a precise incision to avoid visible scarring – Dr. Sarraga will take care to insure any incisions are concealed within your body’s natural contours. Then, the fat will be gently broken up and suctioned out. Once your ideal results have been achieved, your incisions will be dressed and made ready for recovery. Liposuction is typically performed using local anesthetic and sedation, so you can return home after a brief monitoring period.
Liposuction is best for patients who have stubborn fat but are otherwise at a healthy and stable weight. Liposuction should not be considered a weight loss procedure – pounds lost during liposuction are generally minimal and instead you’ll see a noticeable reduction in pant or dress sizes. In order to be considered a good candidate for liposuction, you should be nonsmoking and in general good health. To get the most out of your results, you should have healthy habits in place. During a consultation with Dr. Sarraga, you’ll discuss whether liposuction is right for your goals.
To learn more about liposuction and how you can benefit, contact our Aventura, FL office by calling or filling out our online form.