Liposuction is an incredible procedure that is widely known and desired by those looking to improve their self-image and confidence. With liposuction available nationwide, you have probably known someone who has received the treatment. While liposuction can help with your self-confidence, it should not be considered a cure-all for your body image. Patients who have received liposuction need to maintain a realistic expectation of the results of liposuction and how your body will look afterwards. Here is what you can expect from your liposuction results at CWC Cosmetic Surgery in North Carolina.

Frequently Asked Questions

You will find some of the most frequently asked questions that we get from our patients below. You will find our professional answers that can help with any questions you may have to help you manage your liposuction expectations.

When Will I See Results? Are They Permanent?

The majority of liposuction patients will see approximately 90% of their results within a month or two after the procedure. Swelling is common for the first several weeks and can hide immediate results. The length of the swelling depends on the surgeon’s technique and experiences along with post-operation care. The results are permanent depending on if you gain any excess weight following the procedure. While fat tissue removed from liposuction is permanently removed, it can be replaced by new fat tissue.

How Much Weight Should I Expect to Lose?

Patients should not expect a significant weight loss with Wilmington NC liposuction as it is not a weight-loss treatment. This treatment instead is used to make an improvement to your aesthetic appearance that should last for the rest of your life. Most procedures can safely remove approximately six to eight pounds; if more than this amount is removed, it can lead to further complications and should be handled in a separate surgery.

Will the Fat Return to Treated Areas if I Gain Weight?

Patients who gain a moderate to excessive weight following the procedure can see the fat tissue typically settle into areas that were not treated. It is possible for the fat tissue to settle in treated areas, but this would only be a small amount. Age will naturally see a shift of fat tissue in your body, but the results of liposuction procedures should remain unaffected.

Can Liposuction Remove Fat Around the Stomach After Pregnancy?

Liposuction can improve the shape of your abdomen following your first pregnancy and provides more natural-looking results than other treatments. The results of your liposuction will become visible after you have lost the weight following pregnancy post-procedure.

Can Liposuction Help with Cellulite?

No, liposuction cannot significantly improve the texture of your skin, but it will improve the shape of your body around various parts such as your thighs and legs.

Call for Your Consultation

If you are considering liposuction to help improve the shape of your body, make sure you contact our office today for a consultation. CWC Cosmetic Surgery has some of the best staff around with years of experience with liposuction procedures.