Liposuction is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the country. It provides permanent fat removal for those problem areas that just don’t respond to diet and exercise. However, to create a beautiful shape that looks natural and even, liposuction must be performed with extreme technical skill and meticulous attention to detail. Dr. Cat has performed hundreds of these procedures and has had patients from all over the country as well as around the world.
Prior to Surgery
Liposuction is most successful in patients who already have good skin tone and just need help with stubborn fat deposits. It is not a substitute for weight loss. Patients seeking liposuction should already be at or near their target weight. However, by continuing a healthy diet and exercise program after surgery, the results of your liposuction will not only remain; they will actually improve.
Dr. Cat underwent liposuction herself, and she says she only wishes she had done so sooner. As a model, she was already in great shape, but found herself struggling with isolated fat deposits on her inner thighs and just above her knees. After her liposuction, she not only felt more confident in her photo shoots; she was also motivated to lose even more weight on her own.
Prior to surgery, Dr. Cat will let you know what you can reasonably expect from your liposuction. She will take the time to listen to all your concerns, study your anatomy, and be direct and honest about what surgery can accomplish.
Once your target areas have been determined and your goals have been outlined, Dr. Cat will come up with a customized plan for your liposuction. Your surgery can be performed under local, general anesthesia or IV sedation will be required – Dr. Begovic is comfortable with all forms of anesthesia.
Small, discreet incisions are made in the target areas. Dr. Cat has a special tri-phase technique that she uses to remove fat with extremely small cannulas to allow for the most natural and smooth look. She will explain the details of her technique in your consultation. The average liposuction procedure takes about an hour per area.
Following your liposuction procedure, you will have some swelling for about two weeks. You will wear a compression garment for 6 weeks to help reduce the swelling and assist in retraction of the skin. Most of Dr. Cat’s patients are off prescription pain medication in 3-4 days. Returning to a more active job can take up to two weeks, with up to two additional weeks before you can fully resume all of your normal activities. You should stay somewhat active throughout your recovery, gradually building up your activity level over time.
The results of your liposuction should be apparent as soon as your swelling subsides. The small scars take about 12-24 months to fade.
Schedule a Consultation
Liposuction can transform your body and motivate you to get in even better shape. To find out how this body-sculpting procedure can help you, contact us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Cat today.