What Is Next to Optimize My Body Shape?
LIPOSUCTION is the most common cosmetic surgery procedure performed in the United States. Removal of fat from one’s body using suction creates a more slender, athletic body contour.
High-definition VASER liposculpture is the premiere liposuction technique to create those body clean lines, and sexy curves. The surgery itself yields half of the body contouring results, while the postoperative care the other half.
Not closing the small surgical incisions enables the fluid to drain, which lowers the amount of swelling and bruising immediately after the procedure. Compression garment use for 4-6 weeks, and manual massage four times a day minimizes the incidence of fluid collection underneath the skin, known as a seroma, and increases the incidence of a smooth skin contour.
When considering Non-invasive Body Contouring Treatments
Non-invasive body contouring devices that use either ultrasound (Vasershape, Quantashape) or radiofrequency (Venus Legacy) further skin tighten excess skin that may remain, absorbs residual stubborn fat, and smooths skin contour irregularities. These can be begun about 10-14 days after surgery when discomfort is alleviated They are performed about twice a week for 3-6 treatments to maximize the body contour result.
There are avenues we can do to assist individuals in either losing weight or keeping their weight from increasing after surgery. We all know that a consistent nutritious, low carbohydrate, and high protein diet combined with both muscle strengthening exercises and aerobic exercise is paramount. Some patients we recommend a HCG diet or other nutritional testing or supplements.
However, most surgeons do not implement bioidentical hormone replacement to facilitate weight loss and improved the body’s ability to replace fat with muscle. Testing one’s hormones (thyroid T3 & T4, testosterone, growth hormone, DHEA, cortisol, estrogen, progesterone among others) and then providing natural or bioidentical hormones makes people look and feel better. The treatment lowers one’s weight, lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and improves memory and cognitive function, and a host of other benefits.
Performing over thousands of cases of liposuction safely and teaching over 26 live surgical workshops in the United States and abroad, these recommendations after the liposuction procedure have shown to optimizes the cosmetic body contour outcome and minimize complications.