While diet and exercise can work wonders for most figures, everyone has those stubborn pockets of fat that are somehow magically impervious to a healthy lifestyle. These fat pockets are most commonly found on the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, neck, and chin, and are problematic for women and men alike. A liposuction treatment in Charlotte, NC is a safe, effective, and popular method of addressing those problem areas once and for all.
Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction in Charlotte, NC?
It is important for liposuction patients in Charlotte, NC to recognize that this treatment is not a weight loss procedure, nor is it a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. Ideal Charlotte liposuction patients are in good physical and mental health, and within a few pounds of their goal weight. The best method of determining whether you are a good candidate is to schedule a consultation with Adam C. Augenstein, MD to discuss your needs, concerns, and goals.
What Can I Expect During a Liposuction Procedure in Charlotte, NC?
On average, a liposuction treatment in Charlotte, NC typically lasts between one and two and a half hours depending on the number of areas being addressed during that particular session. The procedure is performed while the patient is under local or general anesthetic, depending on the situation, and the patient can return home the same day.
During a liposuction treatment, an instrument called a cannula is inserted into the fat layer of the skin, sucking the fat through the cannula. An experienced plastic surgeon knows how to manipulate the cannula in order to achieve the most natural effect, providing contouring to the area being treated as well as removing fat. While the ultimate goal of a liposuction procedure in Charlotte, NC is to remove the correct amount of fat from the right locations, Adam C. Augenstein, MD does pride himself on the thoroughness of his approach.
Liposuction Recovery in Charlotte, NC
Liposuction patients can return home the day of the procedure, though they will require a friend or family to drive as driving within 24 hours of surgery is not recommended. We also advise patients to have a friend or family member on hand in the immediate hours following the procedure. The exact amount of time patients will need to spend in the facility before they can return home depends largely on whether a local or general anesthetic was utilized.
The day after the procedure, liposuction patients are advised to engage in some light walking activity. Typically within two to four days, most patients can return to work. Two weeks to one month after the treatment, patients can resume their normal workout routine. It is essential, for the sake of a fast and healthy recovery, that patients follow all aftercare instructions and contact Aesthetic Surgery of Charlotte with any questions or concerns relating to their procedure.
Liposuction Cost in Charlotte, NC
Procedures can vary significantly in terms of the cost depending on a variety of factors, the most important being how many areas are addressed and the size of the area where improvement is sought. After your consultation with Adam C. Augenstein, MD, Aesthetic Surgery of Charlotte will provide an estimate of all costs associated with the procedure.
Request your consultation to learn more about liposuction with Adam C. Augenstein, MD in Charlotte, NC. Call (704) 837-1150 or inquire online.