Are you looking for something to help you tone up specific areas? Have you been eating healthy and working out, but just can't lose those last few inches to look your best? If the answer is yes, liposuction could be a cosmetic solution for you. This is an ideal body sculpting treatment for individuals who are close to their target weight and need a little help getting past the finish line. It can be the last stop for putting the final touches on having the body you always wanted. But when is the best time of the year to have it done, especially if you want to be bikini body ready for summer?
Liposuction is one of the many cosmetic procedures that board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso offers at his state-of-the-art surgical facility in Miami, FL. Dr. LaGrasso helps men and women utilize liposuction treatments to look more svelte and fit before hitting the beaches. It is an excellent option to remove stubborn pockets of fat that are unchanged by diet and exercise to get a little extra body contouring help. Here is a more in-depth look at the factors to consider to get the results you want when you want them.
What can liposuction help?
More individuals in Miami, FL are turning to liposuction to sculpt and redefine their bodies in certain locations. This versatile body contouring tool can recontour different areas of the body, such as the hips, waist, back, thighs, and arms. When all efforts of diet and exercise have been exhausted, liposuction, also referred to as lipo, is a cosmetic procedure that can help give healthy adults the body they always desired.
When can you get liposuction treatments?
Part of the preparation for liposuction is being at or close to your ideal weight. Healthy adults considering this body sculpting procedure need to be within at least 30% of their target weight to get optimal results. Candidates should have good skin elasticity but struggle with areas of fatty deposits that are disproportionate to the rest of their body. If your ultimate goal is to have more definition in certain spots to look more fit and trim, then liposuction is the right choice for you. It is an excellent stand-alone procedure or can be combined with other cosmetic options to enhance your overall appearance.
When should I book my liposuction appointment?
Although this versatile body contouring procedure can be done at any time of the year, timing can be a factor for patients who want to be bathing suit ready. Scheduling your appointment during the winter or springtime months helps patients reach that goal. It also has numerous other advantages, including:
More clothing options
Colder weather provides more layers to cover up any swelling or bruising from liposuction. Compression garments are usually needed for the first 1 – 2 weeks, particularly with the thighs, hips, or abdomen to help contour the skin and reduce postoperative swelling. These medical garments can be easily hidden beneath extra layers of clothing in the cooler seasons of the year.
Less sun exposure
As with any cosmetic procedure, patients should forgo prolonged sun exposure when recovering. After liposuction, patients should stay inside for a few weeks or until bruising has faded. In winter months, there are fewer hours of daylight, which lessens this concern.
More indoor time
People generally have more downtime in the winter months. Colder weather is also the perfect excuse to be inside while recovering from your liposuction procedure. During the healing process, you won't have to explain why you are not outside as much and can stay indoors to rest up.
Depending on the size of the target area, it generally takes about 4 – 6 weeks to fully recover and for postoperative swelling to dissipate. For smaller areas, it can take 1 – 2 weeks. One of the advantages of undergoing liposuction in the winter or spring is that it gives you plenty of time to heal before swimsuit season hits. By the time that rolls around, incision scars will usually be unnoticeable, and swelling will have subsided.
Even though you can request liposuction at any time of the year, there are few factors to consider to help with the recovery period. If you have troublesome spots and need additional body contouring help, then schedule your liposuction consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso. His private practice, in Miami, FL, offers an array of cosmetic options to help individuals achieve their aesthetic goals. Liposuction can redefine the way you look, so call Dr. LaGrasso today.