Deciding to have plastic surgery is not an easy thing to do even for small surgery like double eyelid surgery or even laser treatment. Furthermore if the surgery is considered as a big surgery like liposuction or jaw surgery. There must be some question to be asked to make sure yourself before having the surgery. This time, Wonjin Plastic Surgery Clinic Seoul Korea will try to answer some frequently asked questions about Korea body contouring, especially about liposuction.
Will my skin become lumpy after liposuction?
When excessive amounts of fat cells are removed, the skin may appear lumpy. Removing fats whilst maintaining a smooth skin contour is extremely important. A small cannula is used to make small holes in the subcutaneous layer to dissolve unwanted fat cells.
Will the skin sag after liposuction?
In order to prevent the skin from sagging, it is important to determine how much fat removal is required, and delicately designed so that the surface of the skin does not look out of proportion. Currently, there are various types of medical liposuction equipments available at Wonjin Plastic Surgery. In particular, we have the widest range of devices that can be used for different body types to cater for the wider community.
Younger patients generally tend to have better skin tension, therefore after undergoing liposuction the skin becomes taut after a while. Morbidly obese patients have significantly stretched skin from carrying large masses of fat cells, thus after liposuction these patients will more than likely require tummy tuck surgeries to tighten the skin and reshape the body line.
Will I regain weight or fat after liposuction?
Many people believe that weight loss by strict dieting and exercise causes fats to disappear from the body. However, this is a critical misunderstanding because fat cells do not disappear from the body, instead they shrink and may become vulnerable to weight gain when exercise and strict dieting ceases. Weight gain can be prevented with liposuction as long as the patients maintains a healthy lifestyle. Good eating habits and daily exercise can drastically change someones life and prevent fats from accumulating within the body.
Do side effects include severe swelling?
The surgical region after liposuction can be inflamed and bruised for a week. The skin and the tissues under the skin can harden from scar tissue formation but it will gradually subside. Bruising and swelling, to a certain degree, are expected post-surgical side effects. These side effects will improve over a week, but it will take a few months to eliminate hardened scar tissues. We recommend our patients to keep active and go for light strolls to reduce the swelling.
What are the steps involved with liposuction?
Depending on the region, we generally melt the stored fat cells and then remove it with a cannula suction. This way, we are able to avoid unnecessary tissue damage and nerve damage. We recommend compression clothing to our patients which helps reduce swelling and moulds a a slimmer body line. These compression wear are tailored for each individual patients and it may be extremely tight and uncomfortable at first but should be worn for at least 2-3 months.
How much fat can be removed?
Fats should be removed in moderation as gratuitous amount of fat removal is not necessarily healthier nor aesthetically pleasing. Also, sudden fat loss can cause the stretched-out skin to sag. Usually the results are unnoticeable straight after the surgery but liposuction surgeries can guarantee significant contouring effects and provide health benefits by preventing detrimental health risks and diseases caused by obesity.
Is it compulsory to wear compression clothes?
Patients are advised to wear compression clothing for at least 2-3 months after surgery. At first, it can be extremely tight and uncomfortable but eventually as the body slims down, the compression gear will feel less restraining. The compression wear is tailored for each individual patients so that the body shape can be nicely moulded.
How soon can the results be visible after liposuction?
The results will not be noticeable immediately after liposuction. Swelling and bruising will be apparent for a week after the surgery and eventually the swelling will improve over 2 weeks time. The skin will begin to tighten and the patients' body will begin to slim down over 2-3 months. The slimming effect will vary between different patients.
Will there be evident weight loss?
Liposuction essentially removes fat cells from the body, allowing for significant weight loss. However, reducing weight is not the main objective of liposuction, but rather the reduction of the number of fat cells prevents further weight gain. In order to keep the weight off, it is important to abide to a strict diet plan and a healthy exercise regime..
When will I be able to return to my daily activities?
Swelling will reside for a week but there should be no issues with returning to daily activities. After 5 days, patients will be able to return to their work place. Usually, local anesthesia or sleep anesthesia are administered, thus patients are able to be discharged on the same day.