All About Liposuction and How it Could Impact Your Life

plastic surgery Is plastic surgery something you might consider in the near future? Then, learning about the different types and what you can expect is a must. For those who may be struggling with the appearance of their hips, thighs, stomach, upper arms, or buttocks, liposuction may be just the ticket to giving you the confidence you are hoping for.

Think you might make a good candidate for this procedure? Typical patients are male or female, over the age of 18, and around 10 or 20 pounds away from their ideal weight. In 2017 alone, close to a quarter of a million liposuction procedures were performed and, all in all, it is a pretty standard operation.

About the Procedure

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that takes a couple of hours, and the patient can expect to go home that very same day. It is not meant as a weight loss operation, but rather a way to sculpt problem areas that do not look the way the patient wants them to look, no matter how hard they have worked at it.

The plastic surgeon will insert a tube through the small incision they make, then break down and remove the fat with suction. The types of liposuction available do vary, but you can figure out which method will work best for your needs by consulting with an expert here at Gaines Plastic Surgery.


Recovery time for liposuction usually lasts around one to two months, and the cosmetic surgeon may require compression garments to be worn throughout this time. A patient can expect to go back to work after approximately one week, but any major physical activity should be avoided for at least one month.

Be aware that swelling can last for weeks after the procedure, as well, and could continue for as long as six months. All in all, recovery time and side effects will vary based on the patient, but in the end, you will have a new look to love for years and years to come.

It is also important to stay as healthy and as fit as possible after the event. Your fat cells are removed during the operation, but new ones are still able to form in other parts of the body. Eating right and sticking to a healthy exercise routine will help you stay in the best shape possible for the long haul.

Contact Our Team Today

Gaines Plastic Surgery is here to help with all of your cosmetic-related needs. We do tummy tucks, breast augmentations, breast reductions, and more. Please contact us today to help with any and all of your plastic surgery needs.

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01. Get to know Dr. Gaines and our aesthetics team.
02. Discuss your personal concerns and goals.
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