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Liposuction Guide 2023: Benefits, Effects & Cost of Liposuction

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Benefits, Effects & Cost of Liposuction

Liposuction is a popular option for people who want to address stubborn areas of fat in their bodies that won’t go away with diet and exercise alone. Determining the cost of liposuction surgery can be confusing, but this comprehensive price guide for 2023 provides accurate information about the procedure and pricing.


Calculating the Average Cost of Liposuction: Colombia & USA

The average cost of liposuction surgery in Colombia is usually quite a bit lower than it is in the U.S. Due to lower overhead costs, operating room fees, and other factors, the average cost of liposuction in Colombia can be as low as 25-50% the cost of what you’d pay for in the U.S. However, it’s important to research different clinics thoroughly before deciding on one, as quality standards vary from place to ÷place.

The cost of liposuction in the United States depends on a variety of factors, including the surgeon’s experience and reputation, the number of areas being treated and the total amount of fat that needs to be removed. Most procedures usually range from $3,000 to $7,000. The cost may also depend on any additional treatments you decide to have done at the same time, such as tummy tuck or breast reduction. You should always ask your doctor for a full breakdown of all fees associated with your procedure before making a final decision.

Does Liposuction Remove Fat Permanently?

Fat cells increase in volume and size when you gain weight. With the help of liposuction, you can reduce the number of fat cells in the desired areas. Fat is removed from the body depending on the volume of fat and appearance of the area. As long as you maintain your body weight, the resulting contour changes will remain permanent.

Once fat is removed, it doesn’t grow back. Your body will not redevelop these cells once a liposuction procedure is performed to eliminate the total number of fat cells present in your body. Usually, areas that are not treated with liposuction are more visible, if you gain weight after the liposuction procedure. However, the best part is that with the help of proper exercise and diet plan you can once again return to your post – lipo body.

What are the side effects of Liposuction?

It is important to note that most of these risks are rare, but can occur. By consulting with TheHealthyTreatments Board Certified Surgeons, you can get answers to all your questions, and your fears relieved. Also, the Board-Certified Surgeon will make sure to assess any specific underlying conditions that may add to any side effects.

There is always risk involved with any surgical procedure and therefore you must evaluate the risks that come along with the surgery very carefully. Bleeding, and reactions to the anesthesia may occur, but one should carefully assess other risks, such as:

  • Numbness- You may feel temporary numbness or nerve irritation at the site of the Liposuction procedure.
  • Infections – There is always a possibility of skin infection but chances are very rare. Severe skin infections may be life- threatening.
  • Contour Irregularities – Patient skin may appear wavy, bumpy, or have a withered look caused due to irregular fat removal, unusual healing, or poor skin elasticity. It can also damage the skin underneath caused by the cannula tube used during the liposuction procedure.
  • Fluid Buildup – After the liposuction procedure Seromas (temporary pockets) can be formed under the skin. But need not worry, the fluid can be drained out and usually corrected.
  • Heart and Kidney Problems- As fluids are being suctioned and injected during the liposuction procedure, shifts in fluid levels can potentially cause life- threatening heart, kidney, and lung complications.
  • Fat embolism – Loose fat fragments could separate, get stuck in a blood vessel, collect in the lungs, or move to the brain. This would qualify as a medical emergency and be handled accordingly.
  • Lidocaine Toxicity – When performing liposuction, lidocaine is an anesthetic often administered with fluids injected to help manage pain. However, there is extremely low possibility of lidocaine toxicity that can result in significant cardiac and central nervous system issues

How Long does Liposuction Last?

Liposuction is a body-shaping technique that is risk-free, efficient, and can produce results that last a lifetime. To gain the maximum benefit from the treatment, you must be dedicated to leading a healthy lifestyle. For instance, most of the time you must pledge to eat wholesome, nutritious and moderately sized meals. Emphasis should be on cardiovascular training, such as weightlifting, cycling, rowing, and swimming, for the optimal outcomes in maintaining your desired contours.

After liposuction, it’s crucial that you consume a sufficient amount of protein. Chicken, tilapia, lentils, tuna, greek yoghurt, peas, black beans are all good sources of protein to include in your post-op diet. The board-certified surgeon will recommend and prescribe as to how much protein be consumed every day during your recovery period at the time of your initial visit.

Beside protein, it is advised that you should consume enough fiber such as dark green vegetables after your procedure because they are rich in fiber. Usually, men are advised to consume 34 grams and women 23 grams roughly of fiber on daily basis.

Should I Get Liposuction?

The million – dollar questions is whether if you are a good candidate for the surgery. Several factors including your weight, skin quality, and overweight are taken into consideration to determine if you are fit for the surgery or not. Patients seeking liposuction procedure need to be relatively healthy and without any severe medical conditions.

Pregnant women or patients with severe heart problems or blood- clotting disorders are not recommended to have liposuction procedures, as they may be at a higher risk for life-threating complications.

Any individual over the age of 18 can get a liposuction. One factor that the board-certified surgeons in Colombia look at is BMI (Body Mass Index). If your BMI is below 30, you are a good candidate for any kind of cosmetic surgery. For example, if a healthy body weight for you is 100 pounds you should weigh no more than 130 pounds.

My BMI is over 40

Due to the risk of complications discussed above, you are not considered to be an ideal patient for liposuction and most plastic surgeons will be reluctant to consider you as a patient. Don’t be disheartened, patients with BMIs of over 40 can enroll in. weight loss program and contact TheHealthyTreatments team again when you achieve your BMI target range.

For chain smokers, surgeons usually recommend to quit smoking at least 3 weeks prior to getting the liposuction surgery. After Liposuction procedure, chain smokers are at a higher risk of developing a serious type of infection called skin necrosis. If it’s not treated immediately, skin necrosis can be lethal.

The plastic surgeon still wants to evaluate you personally to rule out possible complications based on health issues, medications, smoking, etc.


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