Suction lipoplasty does not significantly reduce your body weight – it is intended to improve the contour in the areas suctioned.
When fat is removed from beneath the skin, the skin can become looser. The degree of looseness depends on the elastic qualities of your skin before surgery and the amount of fat removed during surgery.
The amount of fat which can be removed depends on the amount present in each deposit. It is important to leave a thin layer of normal fat beneath the skin to prevent rippling or dimpling of the skin surface. Suctioning only removes fat. A bulge due to muscle or bone will not be removed.
A rippled or “cellulite” appearance of the skin prior to suction will not be eliminated by this procedure. It is possible to see small areas of skin rippling, dimpling, or contour irregularities following suction lipoplasty.
You will see an immediate contour change, but you’ll have some swelling, bruising, and numbness over the areas which have been suctioned. The swelling and bruising usually resolves in 4-5 weeks or sooner. You’ll notice sensation starting to return (if it was decreased) in about two weeks. It may take up to several months for the sensation to become completely normal.