A man analyzing his stomach, post liposuction procedure

What to Expect Pre- and Post-Liposuction

Liposuction is an incredible cosmetic procedure that will help you contour your body and lose inches when traditional dieting and exercise has been unsuccessful. Like any other cosmetic procedure, there are certain conditions and details to understand your pre and post liposuction treatment.

Pre-Treatment Expectations

The first and arguably most important thing to know before liposuction is if you are an ideal candidate for the treatment. As mentioned, liposuction is perfect for those who have been unable to lose fat through traditional exercise and dieting. That means ideal candidates are typically those who are healthy individuals who take care of their body. Candidates who respond best to liposuction are those who are within 25 pounds or 20% of their ideal body weight. If you are looking to lose a large amount of fat tissue, liposuction may not be the best treatment for you.

Post Liposuction Treatment Expectations

While we specialize in a variety of liposuction techniques that are minimally invasive, your body will still need time to recover. We advise our patients to wear compression garments in the initial weeks of their recovery. During this time, it is not uncommon for some patients to experience pain in the treated areas while the body begins to heal. Other post liposuction treatment symptoms that can occur include swelling, bruising, and numbness that will begin to go away within a few weeks. As these symptoms begin to fade, you will be one step closer to having the ideal body image you have always wanted.

With liposuction you can finally achieve the results you have always wanted. The final result of your liposuction procedure will leave your body with an improved look and shape. The fat tissue removed during your treatment is gone for good but that does not mean you can relax and let all of your hard work go to waste.

While the fat tissue removed will not come back, the fat tissue surrounding the treated areas can always increase. Make sure you keep up your healthy routine of dieting and exercise to maintain the results you just achieved through liposuction.

Liposuction at the St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center

For the best in treatment and service, make sure you choose the St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center for your liposuction needs. We ensure our patients understand all of the important details before and after their liposuction treatment. Give us a call with any questions and schedule your free consultation and see if you are the perfect candidate for liposuction.