Many men and women looking for safe and effective lipo in Denver have put their trust in the practice of Dr. Frank Campanile. Before you choose liposuction, you may have a lot of questions about liposuction techniques, about your recovery, or just general questions about our facilities. We’ll take the time to answer each and every question during your consultation. To help you get a head start as you think about liposuction, below are some of the most common questions we receive about the procedure.
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Q: What is Liposuction, Exactly?
A: Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to remove excess fat, which is deposited between your skin and your muscles. Dr. Campanile performs tumescent liposuction, a modern liposuction technique that causes less bruising and discomfort than more traditional techniques.
Q: Is Getting Lipo Like Losing Weight?
A: Not really. Liposuction is designed to smooth out lumps and bumps to improve your body contour. It is not a substitute for losing weight through a healthful diet and regular exercise. If you live a healthy life but still have a few areas of your body you’d like to tone up or slim down, lipo may be the right procedure for you.
Q: Am I A Good Candidate for Liposuction?
A: People considering liposuction in Denver should have realistic expectations about the post-treatment results. You should already be in good health and reasonably good shape, with a few trouble spots that you’ve been unable to address through diet or exercise alone. Lipo can help remove stubborn fat deposits such as “love handles” or “saddlebags.” What it can’t do, though, is help you lose a lot of weight or become healthier.
Q: Where on My Body Would Lipo Be Most Effective?
A: For our female patients, the abdomen, hips, thighs, arms and neck are all very popular sculpting areas. In men, the abdomen, chin and neck area, and love handles are common locations for lipo. A consultation with Dr. Campanile will help him formulate a surgical plan to address all of your cosmetic concerns and achieve your desired result.
Q: What’s the Recovery Period Like?
A: Recovery time will vary among patients, depending on how extensive the procedure is. For a few weeks after liposuction surgery, patients usually have to wear a compression garment to help reduce swelling while the body heals. Generally, patients are ready to resume light, normal activity as early as a few days after their lipo procedures, with more involved exercise and activities a few weeks later on.
Q: Should I Worry about Scarring?
A: Tumescent liposuction uses a very small surgical wand to remove excess fat. Only a few tiny incisions are required for the procedure. Patients who have good skin elasticity will find their appearance looks natural and smooth following their procedure.
Q: How Is Abdominal Lipo Different from a Tummy Tuck?
A: Lipo is a faster and less invasive procedure than a tummy tuck, but cannot achieve the same degree of abdominal sculpting. Liposuction removes excess fat deposits, while a tummy tuck surgically removes fat and skin while also re-contouring the abdominal muscles themselves. In many cases, the procedures are combined for complete sculpting of the abdominal area.
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