With today’s fast-paced lifestyle, it is only natural for patients to wonder how quickly they can recover after cosmetic surgery. Fortunately, the incredible advances in medicine and technology now make recovery more rapid and comfortable than ever. However, it is still important for patients to have realistic expectations for their postoperative period and allow their body plenty of time to heal in order to ensure safe and stunning results. Internationally recognized board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime Schwartz offers the most advanced and effective cosmetic treatments available in Beverly Hills, CA to help men and women look and feel their best with minimal downtime. Learn more about one of the most popular procedures, liposuction, including how soon you can expect to resume your normal daily activities following surgery.
HOW DOES THIGH LIPOSUCTION WORK?
Without a doubt, the thighs are one of the most common areas where people develop stubborn fat. Even with diet and exercise, thigh fat often does not respond in the same way – or at the same rate – as fat cells on the rest of the body. This can, understandably, be frustrating, and can make patients feel self-conscious about their appearance. Thigh liposuction is a fantastic option for excess fat removal to create a slimmer leg contour and achieve more balanced proportions across the body.
During thigh lipo in Beverly Hills, Dr. Schwartz will make a series of tiny incisions near the treatment area. A handheld tube, called a cannula, is inserted through the incisions, and Dr. Schwartz will strategically remove stubborn fat to sculpt a slimmer, smoother, more appealing thigh shape. Once the incisions have been closed with sutures, the patient will be placed in compression garments to reduce swelling and promote proper healing. After a brief time in the recovery room, the patient will be released into the care of a trusted loved one to continue their recovery at home.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER LIPOSUCTION SURGERY
Immediately after thigh liposuction, patients should expect some level of discomfort, bruising, and swelling. The use of compression garments and prescription medication can help relieve these symptoms, and most patients are able to return to light work less than a week after surgery. However, strenuous physical activity will be off-limits for up to 4 – 6 weeks, or until cleared by Dr. Schwartz. Additionally, Dr. Schwartz developed the exciting Schwartz Rapid Recuperation™ method, which uses a gentler form of general anesthesia (TIVA) as well as neurotoxins and a long-lasting local anesthetic. This powerful combination decreases your swelling, bruising, and overall discomfort. There will be a noticeable difference in the shape of your thighs after several days, and the results will continue to improve over the next several weeks and months as the residual swelling subsides. The final outcome of thigh lipo may take up to six months to develop, though the vast majority of swelling will have resolved long before that.
WHEN CAN I WALK AFTER THIGH LIPO?
Dr. Schwartz encourages patients to begin moving around and taking brief, light walks as soon as possible to promote proper circulation. These can simply be short walks around the house or to and from the bathroom. Once you feel more comfortable after the first several days, you can resume more of your normal daily routines, including taking longer walks, though strenuous activity and exercise will still be restricted for several more weeks.
DOES THIGH LIPO HELP WITH LOOSE HANGING SKIN ON THE THIGHS?
In addition to stubborn fat, many people develop loose, wrinkled skin on their thighs. This can be due to pregnancy, weight loss, or the aging process alone. Unfortunately, traditional diet and exercise often do little to improve these concerns, as the stretched-out skin has lost a great deal of elasticity and is unable to snap back into shape. In this situation, thigh lift surgery can be a fantastic solution for removing excess skin and creating a smoother, firmer, more youthful look. If you have concerns about unwanted fat and loose skin on your thighs, talk to Dr. Schwartz about how a combination thigh lift and thigh liposuction may benefit you.
CAN I HAVE THIGH LIPO AT THE SAME TIME AS A TUMMY TUCK?
Many patients choose to pair their liposuction with additional treatments and procedures to achieve a more dramatic transformation and address multiple concerns at once. Common procedures that are combined with thigh lipo in Beverly Hills include:
- Thigh lift
- Liposuction in other areas
- Tummy tuck
- Arm lift
- Lower body lift
- Mommy makeover
- Breast augmentation
- Breast lift
During your initial consultation, Dr. Schwartz will evaluate your areas of concern, discuss your personal goals, and formulate a customized surgical plan that best meets your needs.
BE CONFIDENT ABOUT SHOWING OFF GORGEOUS, SMOOTH LEGS WITH THIGH LIPOSUCTION IN BEVERLY HILLS, CA
If you are tired of hiding behind baggy clothing and long pants, thigh lipo can help give you the freedom to finally show off the legs you’ve always wanted. Call to schedule your private consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime Schwartz today, and discover how thigh lipo in Beverly Hills can transform your figure, boost your confidence, and change your life!