In 2014 liposuction was the #3 cosmetic procedure in the United States according to the American Society of Plastic Surgery. That is a 5% increase from 2013. With Americans becoming a healthier more informed society, liposuction can be the solution for many people with areas of fat that have been resistant to diet and exercise. Making it even more attractive is the fact that it is an outpatient surgery with patients returning home the same afternoon. Areas recommended for liposuction are abdominal area, thighs, hips, back , chin and neck.
At Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, Mississippi (North Mississippi) board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Craig performs liposuction procedures frequently. “We like to remind patients that this is body contouring and not a weight loss procedure. We try to take care of your “problem” areas that you cannot fix with diet and exercise” states Dr. Mark Craig.
Light activities and exercise can be resumed in the first week after the surgery. However, Dr. Craig usually recommends that patients refrain from heavy physical activities (such as running or aerobics) for at least two weeks. Most patients can return to work in a couple of days; those with manual jobs should wait at least a week before resuming work. Patients undergoing more than one area of liposuction should expect recovery to take longer.
Scarring is minimal. Patient should expect some bruising and soreness after surgery.
Contact Accent Plastic Surgery Today
For more information about outpatient liposuction and to find out if it is right for you, contact Dr. Mark Craig at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS today. Call 662-377-6290 today.