Reduce excess fat and sculpt a better body contour
It’s a well-known fact that eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly are the best ways to stay healthy and trim. Unfortunately, fat doesn’t always play by the rules, and unwanted bulges sometimes just won’t budge simply by eating the right things and spending hours at the gym. It’s frustrating, and we understand how you feel. That’s why board certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Rhys Branman offers multiple fat reduction options that can benefit a variety of patients, including liposuction.
Liposuction is the only way to dramatically reduce areas of localized fat and sculpt a more proportionate, flattering body contour. It can help you look better in form-fitting clothes, feel more confident in a bikini, and can even be a great motivator to keep up your fitness routine, as your body will finally reflect your efforts.
- Why Patients Love Liposuction
- Are You a Good Candidate for Liposuction in Little Rock?
- What to Expect from Liposuction in Little Rock
- How long does liposuction recovery take?
- How long does it take to see results after liposuction?
- What are the risks of liposuction?
Why Patients Love Liposuction
Liposuction is the most popular cosmetic surgery in the United States, and patients who have had the procedure are consistently thrilled with their long-term results. In fact, an overwhelming 91% of patients on the popular plastic surgery community RealSelf.com feel the procedure is “worth it.” If you’re wondering why, consider this:
- Liposuction can be performed on almost all areas of the body, from hard-to-reach concerns like a double chin to larger areas of stubborn fat on the midsection.
- You can achieve optimal results without a lengthy and painful recovery period.
- The human body does not naturally eliminate fat cells. Once they develop, they only ever shrink or grow with weight fluctuation—meaning that it can be hard to reach or maintain a certain weight over time. The only way to get rid of fat cells for good is through surgery or specialty treatments.
- While liposuction is not a weight-loss tool, it is the safest and most effective method for reducing larger areas of fat and creating a more proportionate appearance.
If you think liposuction may be a great fit for you, we encourage you to read some of our patient testimonials to hear firsthand how this procedure improved their quality of life and self-confidence.
Are You a Good Candidate for Liposuction in Little Rock?
To get the most out of liposuction, it’s important that you are in general good health, have good skin elasticity, and have a realistic expectation of what the procedure can do for you. Liposuction is most commonly used to remove localized fat in the thighs, hips, abdomen, and buttocks, or to remove excess fat on the neck underneath the chin. Cellulite will not be cured by liposuction, and you’ll see better results if you’re at a healthy body weight.
Watch the video below to hear Dr. Branman explain good reasons (and not so good reasons) to have liposuction on Good Morning Arkansas.
What to Expect from Liposuction in Little Rock
Before your surgery
During your consultation, you and Dr. Branman will discuss the areas of your body you’d like to change, evaluate your areas of concern, assess your skin elasticity, and review your medical and health history. This ensures he can make personalized recommendations for treatment that will leave you with optimal results. Dr. Branman will also discuss the placement of incisions and what other procedures may need to be performed to achieve the proper result.
In this video, our very own Registered Nurse April Gring walks you through the liposuction process – from prepping for your surgery through your full recovery. For more information about surgical procedures at our surgery center, please watch our general surgery video here.
How liposuction is performed
Depending on the extent of your procedure, you may receive general anesthesia or local anesthesia, with or without sedation. Dr. Branman uses the less invasive VASER Lipo system to reduce post-operative bruising, swelling and pain, and speed recovery.
Dr. Branman will make small incisions, approximately one-half inch in length or less, near the area where fat is to be removed. A thin, hollow tube, called a cannula, is inserted underneath the skin to remove the unwanted fatty deposits.
Although you’ll be mobile immediately following the procedure, patients will want to arrange for someone to drive them home after surgery and to help out around the house for a day or so.
How long does liposuction recovery take?
Although an extra day or two of bed rest may be needed when large amounts of fat are removed during liposuction, Arkansas patients are mostly mobile immediately after the procedure. Keep in mind that healing is a gradual process. You’ll be able to resume light activity within a couple of days, but you may need to avoid strenuous activity for a few weeks. If you have a more sedentary job, you should be able to return to work within a week. You will be given a tight-fitting compression garment to wear after surgery to reduce swelling. This may need to be worn for up to six weeks.
How long does it take to see results after liposuction?
Remember, liposuction is a surgical procedure, and your body has to heal before you see the full benefits. Your results will likely be visible within two or three weeks, but the full effect may not be fully evident for six months to a year after surgery in some cases.
You should maintain a balanced diet and exercise regularly to fully enjoy the new you for years to come. Many patients find that their liposuction is such a psychological boost that it gives them the incentive to exercise even more than before to improve other parts of their physique. With realistic expectations, most patients are pleased with the improvements from their procedure. The goal is for you to be more comfortable with your body and happy with your new shape. Click here to see Liposuction before & after photos.
What are the risks of liposuction?
Like all surgery, liposuction involves some level of risk. Although complications with this surgery are extremely rare, you should always choose an experienced, qualified cosmetic surgeon who operates in an accredited facility.
Even with the most skilled surgeon, however, variations from the ideal result are possible. Complications include uneven skin surface, especially in patients with poor skin elasticity, bleeding, infection, discoloration, fluid accumulation beneath the skin, numbness, and scarring. You can minimize your risk by following your surgeon’s instructions, not smoking, and being up-front about your medical history.
Book your personal consultation today
Liposuction can offer a new shape for people who never thought it was possible. Discuss the benefits and risks with your cosmetic surgeon given your particular circumstances. For more information on liposuction, Arkansas residents can contact the Cosmetic Surgery Center office.