How Long Does Liposuction Take To Heal?

The number one health crisis facing many Americans today is obesity. The United States leads this category with more than 30% of the population being severely overweight. At this rate, by the year 2020, 1 in 5 children will be living with diabetes. Many lives will be lost to this terrible disease if there is not a concerted effort to lower these deadly numbers. Luckily this has already raised many concerns around the world. Many people have taken it into their own hands to start eating healthy and living more active lifestyles. However, lifestyle changes are not easy for many people to commit to.   Sometimes simple diet and exercise alone are not enough to combat their severe weight. Many people have become addicted to eating and living a sedentary lifestyle. What these people need is a kick-start back on the right track. Liposuction can be a safe and effective option for shedding pounds.  In recent years, Liposuction has increased in popularity. This is due to safer practices and its effectiveness in shedding hundreds of pounds quickly.

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Liposuction is the surgical process of removing excess fat from parts of the body. Liposuction is usually reserved for those who are in need of rapid, massive weight loss, like those who are severely obese. Liposuction is the process of removing excess fat from the “deep fat” reserves located a few inches below the skin. Removing this “deep fat” is safer than removing the fat at the top layer of the skin because there is less damage to the skin. Additionally, removing the “deep fat” is more effective in keeping the weight off compared to the superficial layer of fat. To remove the deep fat, a doctor creates a small incision in the area usually the stomach, legs, waist, and buttocks. He then inserts a long hollow tube called a cannula that is used to break up the fatty tissue. The cannula is attached to a vacuum that sucks out the excess fat that has been broken up. While doing this, the surgeon is also working on shaping the area to make sure it comes out looking smooth and normal. The goal is to maximize fat loss without leaving any deep divots or bumps in the skin. The trick is to evenly remove the excess fat in the areas where the fat has been removed so that there will be no caving in of the skin. Typical liposuction surgeries last about 1-2 hours depending on the area and the amount of fat removed.

Operating Room A & B

Once the surgeon has smoothed out the area evenly, they stitch up the incision and allow for the healing process to begin in the body. It is very important to allow your body proper time to heal. Most people are able to return back to normal daily chores within a few days of having the surgery. Although, you will still want to take it easy during those days and make sure that you are not exerting physical force. You will notice some soreness in the area as well as bruising and swelling. This is normal, but should be monitored to make sure there are no serious complications. Certain factors are responsible for the amount of time it will take you to recover from your surgery. These include; the area that the liposuction was performed on and also the amount of fatty tissue that was removed from the area. You should be able to get back to your normal day-to-day activities in about 2-3 weeks.  You may also be able to exercise regularly at that point. Remember liposuction is not a magical cure. You will remove the excess fat, but you must maintain a clean diet and exercise regularly.  Within a month after surgery you should be 100% back to normal and enjoying your new body! Keep in mind everyone is different, our bodies heal at different rates and you should always consult with your doctor on the progress of your recovery.


Recovery Area

For More Information on Liposuction in Miami, please call The Prestige Institute at (305) 595-2244


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