Everything You Need to Know About In-Office Lipo
- Posted on: Sep 20 2023
Liposuction is a very popular treatment for reducing stubborn fat, with almost 2 million procedures recorded worldwide in 2021. Since then, the trend kept growing, overthrowing breast implants as the most popular cosmetic procedure.
Among the different types of liposuction, in-office lipo has proven to be the most popular option because it offers increased comfort and reduced downtime. In this blog, you will find out everything there is to know about in-office lipo so that you know what to expect.
What Is In-Office Laser Liposuction?
As the name suggests, in-office liposuction is the type of liposuction that is done at a doctor’s practice. This will provide a more comfortable environment for the patient. The procedure involves inserting a small cannula underneath your skin while you are under local anesthesia.
During the procedure, our providers will create tiny incisions to add the cannulas, then, they will begin suctioning the fat from the target areas. In-office liposuction can be performed on various problem areas like your hips, abdomen, buttocks, face, arms, and more.
Who Is a Good Candidate for In-Office Lipo?
In-office lipo is mostly recommended for those who are a couple of pounds away from their ideal weight. If you have any problem areas like stomach or back fat bulges, in-office lipo can help remove the excess fat and contour your body shape a bit more. You should keep in mind that this procedure does not replace dieting and exercise.
In-office lipo is also recommended for women and men who are following a fitness regimen or diet but are still struggling with stubborn fat. You should have good skin elasticity and good muscle tone, with little weight fluctuation over the past few months.
Benefits of In-Office Lipo
Here are the benefits that patients can enjoy with in-office liposuction:
- Low-Cost: The costs of anesthesia are reduced, making the procedure easier on your budget. The fact that you don’t need hospitalization will also reduce the price.
- No Pre-Op: General anesthesia often requires pre-op and tests, but generally, this is not a requirement for in-office lipo. You’ll only have to go through an initial consultation.
- Ease of Scheduling: When you’re going for outpatient lipo, you will usually have a more difficult time scheduling a convenient appointment. However, in-office lipo brings you more flexibility.
Overall, in-office lipo is less troublesome, which is why many people prefer this type of procedure.
In-Office Liposuction Recovery
While in-office lipo is quite a convenient procedure, you may also expect some recovery time. Even if you’re under local anesthesia, you should still have someone pick you up after the procedure. Depending on the area you received lipo, you may not be fit for driving. Also, even when localized, anesthesia may cause a series of side effects.
The effect of the local anesthesia will last for about four hours after you leave the office. By that time, you will be in the comfort of your own home, where you can rest. For the first two or three days, you should rest and allow your body to heal and, in most cases, you should be able to do some light activity after the third day. This is actually recommended, as it can get your blood moving and speed up the recovery process.
You should wear a compression garment on the treated area for the following weeks to allow your body to heal nicely and evenly. The incisions from in-office lipo are small, and most patients experience quick healing; however, you may be prescribed medicine if you are dealing with post-op pain.
Book Your In-Office Liposuction Now!
In-office liposuction is a very efficient procedure for contouring your body with minimal side effects. It is the perfect choice for those who want to shed excess fat safely, enjoying their recovery time at home. Book an appointment for in-office liposuction with Azul® Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa and enjoy a well-shaped body!
For more information about in-office liposuction, you can contact Azul® Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa at 239-379-8924. To set up an appointment, you can also use our online contact form, and we will contact you as soon as possible!
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