What is Liposuction?
Beleza Medspa has helped thousands of patients over the past 10 years, successfully remove stubborn fat from their bodies with liposuction. However, liposuction is more than just fat removal, but more of an artistic body contouring procedure. Over the years, we have collected some of the most common liposuction questions by our patients:
How much does liposuction cost?
The liposuction cost depends on the number of body areas treated and the amount of fat needed to be removed. Somebody with more fat to be removed, will require more work and therefore more cost. The good thing is that the cost of liposuction is affordable more than ever with use of local anesthesia. Beleza Medspa liposuction prices start at $1199 an area, with the average liposuction cost of $5000. A free consultation is required to determine individual pricing.
2. How much swelling will I experience after liposuction?
All patients will experience some degree of swelling after liposuction. The empty space under your skin where the fat is removed, will naturally be filled with fluid by your body. This swelling will eventually resolve with time. How long the liposuction swelling takes to resolve and how much swelling there is, depends on how much fat is removed and is different for every patient. Liposuction swelling is helped by wearing a compression garment, massage and exercise. Most patients will have most of their liposuction swelling resolve in one month, but sometimes it lasts another few months.
3. What are the non-surgical alternatives to liposuction?
The best non-surgical alternative to liposuction is Coolsculpting. Coolsculpting allows for the reduction of stubborn fat without any recovery or downtime. However, Coolsculpting cannot remove as much fat as liposuction or perform true body contouring.
4. How long do I have to wear compression garments after liposuction?
As we discussed in the liposuction swelling question, wearing of a compression garment helps with the resolution of swelling. We generally recommend our liposuction patients wear their compression garments for 4-6 weeks. As the swelling resolves, we recommend switching to smaller garments to maximize your results.
5. How much downtime is there after liposuction?
The use of local tumescent anesthesia during liposuction has greatly decreased liposuction downtime and liposuction recovery. The tumescent fluid actually protects the surrounding tissues while the fat is removed. After liposuction, our patients go home pain-free and are back on their feet immediately. We encourage light activity the next day and gradual resumption of normal activity over the next week. Most patients will miss less than a week of work, depending on what they do.