Before scheduling your procedure, Dr. Saber and her team will discuss your goals and address any questions or concerns you may have. You will be given instructions on how to best prepare for your procedure, what to expect, and how to optimize the recovery process.
Liposuction is done on an outpatient basis. The procedure will begin with either sedation or general anesthesia, both of which are always administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist. In some cases, small areas can also be addressed under local anesthesia only. Dr. Saber will make tiny, strategic incisions in natural skin creases so that any scarring is minimal. A thin cannula is then used to suction out the fat from unwanted areas. The process is carefully repeated throughout the desired area ensuring that the final result appears natural and well-balanced.
What is the Recovery Process Like? You will experience some swelling and bruising in the treated areas. Compression garments are used to minimize these symptoms during the healing process. Dr. Saber will provide you with specific instructions as well as prescriptions for pain medication and prophylactic antibiotics to ensure a successful recovery.
In general, most patients can return to work in just a few days and resume light activities within two weeks. As the swelling subsides, patients can expect their final results to continue to improve in the months following the procedure. Any remaining scarring will also fade during this time.