No time to exercise? Go for weight loss surgery
Many people today dont have time to exercise and change their diet very much. For these people who also wish to lose weight, most will have surgery to remove the extra weight quickly. Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that is performed to remove unwanted deposits of fat from under the skin. The fat is permanently removed by the surgeon with a suction deviced placed under the skin, as he contours the area being suctioned of fat the fat is loosened and removed from the body.
Most liposuction procedures are done with a local anesthetic placed under the skin so the patient does not feel any pain. However, there are times when a general anesthetic is used and the patient is asleep during the procedure. After the anesthetic has taken affect, a long blunt tube or cannula is inserted through small incisions that the surgeon has made in the skin. The area is then filled with large amounts of anesthetic, the fat is then removed with the suction from the tubing.
As with any surgery, there is always the risk of side effects when it comes to weight loss surgery. Liposuction is no different. After the procedure there is always the risk of bruising and swelling, there can also be lumpiness and scars. You can also be left with loose or sagging skin, every effort will be made to keep this to a minimum. You will keep the area bandaged tightly for several days which will help the skin to shrink some. Swelling is very common after liposuction. Especially of the ankles. There will be some swelling of the area that the procedure was performed on. Your surgeon will discuss with you what to watch for and what is normal and abnormal.
Bruising is also a very common side effect, the area may be very tender for a few days, your surgeon will discuss with you what to signs to watch for after your procedure. It is very important that the lines of communication are open between you and your doctor and if you have questions or concerns always keep your surgeon informed.