Our bodies have a way of truly challenging us from time to time. Regardless of how disciplined we are in the gym, healthy eating habits, getting enough rest, drinking enough water, etc. Sometimes these things just aren’t enough! Let us assure you that you are not alone, this is a constant battle for a lot of women. While liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure, it is a fat-reducing procedure. Dr. Mason can remove some of the fat from pesky areas like the love handles or thighs and contour your curves giving you the body you desire and deserve.

A “liposuction” is a plan personalized just for you to help you meet your goals! Dr. Mason and the PPS team have you covered.

What is a Liposuction?

After an in-depth consultation with Dr. Mason, you will walk out feeling confident about your cosmetic goals. She will prescribe a surgery plan designed with your health, physical, and mental well-being in mind. There are no one-size-fits-all plans at PPS. Each plan is customized, so rest assured that what is designed for you, is designed to deliver you your best results.

Who should have Liposuction?

If you have some areas that seem like they just want to hold on to fat, you may want to have this removed with liposuction. A lot of us can relate to this. You find that no matter how much you work out, watch what you eat or how much weight you lose after you have a baby, your body is simply not the same. This is normal. You may have noticed that nothing you try is working. The truth is what you may already suspect: there is no magic pill to fix this on your own. The good news is that these frustrations can be solved with a liposuction procedure! Say goodbye to aggravation and hello to aspiration.

What happens at the initial consultation?

During the initial consultation, you will be asked about your medical history to make sure you are in good health and a candidate for liposuction surgery. You will then discuss liposuctions specifically, and what your goals are. Dr. Mason will examine you so you can decide together on the right surgery for your body. Remember, there are no one-size-fits-all, Dr. Mason will customize a plan just for you.

What happens on the day of surgery?

Expect a mixture of anxiety and excitement, both are normal. Remember, you’re doing something for you and you should feel excited! You will have a scheduled arrival time on the day of surgery. The Surgery Center team will be expecting you and check you in upon arrival. Please do not eat the morning of surgery. Dr. Mason will come to talk to you before surgery and will make marks on your skin where your incisions will be, these will be as discussed in your treatment plan. You will be able to talk about this, ask questions, and agree on it together. She will make sure there have been no changes to the original plan you agreed to. You will also meet your anesthesiologist. From there you will go back to the operating room and the anesthesiologist will put you to sleep. This is where you say goodbye to your post-baby body and await your incredible results. The surgery can take anywhere from 2 to 5 hours depending on the particular plan you have made. You will be brought to the recovery area, and once you are released, you will be ready and able to go home the same day. While you are taking narcotics pain medication, you will not be able to drive so you will need to arrange for someone to pick you up from the surgery center. This is a good time to switch your mindset to “let them look after me for a while,” as you will need your rest.

What will happen after surgery?

You will see results immediately. Keep in mind that your body will continue to improve as it heals for the next several months. Swelling and discomfort will of course vary, but the recovery rules apply to everyone. You will need to rest and take time off work. How much time depends on the procedure you have. It may be as much as six weeks before you are fully recovered and back to your normal routine. This is the time for you to relax, heal, and take care of yourself.

The majority of the swelling will be gone after 6 weeks. It is important to stick with your scar care routine which Dr. Mason will teach you.

Do’s & Don’ts for Liposuction

Do celebrate your decision. Do enjoy your new mommy body. Do allow your confidence to skyrocket. Do take time to properly heal and take care of yourself. Don’t push yourself too hard. Don’t skip scar care

What happens if I gain or lose after I have Liposuction?

Liposuction will not prevent or cause problems with you getting pregnant. However, if you do get pregnant or gain significant weight after undergoing a liposuction procedure you risk undoing the results due to stretching. As a result, you might need another surgery to correct these changes. This is why Dr. Mason recommends that you wait until you are done having children to have a liposuction procedure.

Can I have liposuction with another procedure?

Yes, you can often have liposuction with another procedure. Talk to Dr. Mason to help make the surgical plan that is best for you. Some women may wish to have a thigh lift or a facial procedure done. And of course, if you want any sort of facial injectables like fillers or Botox this can be done while you are sleeping. At Perspectives Plastic Surgery, our goal is for you to have the body you’ve always wanted and the confidence to match. There are many options to achieve this, talk to Dr. Mason about your goals!