Liposuction is a procedure that is designed to slim and reshape the body. It removes excess fat from different areas of the body. Back, upper arms, stomach, ankles, calves, thighs, hips, buttocks, chest area and face are some of the areas that can be treated with liposuction. It is not designed to be a treatment for obesity.
Am I Too Old to Get Liposuction?
Many people get liposuction later in life. Age is not considered a contradiction to surgery. As long as you are healthy, your age will not stop you from getting liposuction.
Risks of Liposuction
There are risks associated with any procedure. Your chance of developing complications goes up as you get older. Some of the possible risks of liposuction including fluid accumulation, infection, embolism, heart problems and kidney problems. However, the chance of developing serious complications is low if you are a healthy person.
Minimizing the Risk of Complications
Your plastic surgeon will review your health history. Patients who have diabetes, high blood pressure and deep vein thrombosis are at the greatest risk for developing complications. You are also at a higher risk for developing complications if you are a smoker. Additionally, you will need to make sure that you tell your plastic surgeon about the medications and supplements you are taking.
Liposuction will give you a leaner appearance. However, it will likely take a few months for you to see the results. It will also take a few weeks for the swelling to decrease. Liposuction is designed to deliver lasting results, but there are some of the things that you will need to do in order to maintain those results. Eating right and exercising can prevent you from re-gaining the weight.
If you are interested in getting liposuction, then you can get in touch with us for a consultation.