When is the best time to get liposuction?
Liposuction is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that reduces and eliminates localized fat deposits. The process slims and re-shapes the treatment sites and improves body contours by breaking up and suctioning the fat out of the body.
If you’re getting liposuction, timing is a crucial factor that makes a difference in the efficiency and success of your liposuction recovery and getting satisfactory long-term results. But when is the best time of the year to get liposuction? And physically, when is the best time to get liposuction?
Winter is the best time of the year to get liposuction
You can get liposuction any time of the year. However, most people get liposuction during winter to get their bodies "beach-ready.” It is also easier to wear a compression garment when it’s colder outside.
A compression garment controls swelling and aids in healing, and you must wear it for one-week post-liposuction. In wintertime, the compression garment will keep you warmer and can be hidden by extra layers of comfy clothes. Once summertime rolls around, your compression garment will no longer be necessary, and you can show off your new look!
The best time to get liposuction is when you’re at or near your goal weight
If you’re at or near your goal weight but are dealing with stubborn pockets of fat, it may be the right time to get liposuction. The following are the most common areas of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise but are easily removed with liposuction:
- The belly
- Love handles
- Bra rolls
It’s important to remember that liposuction is not a tool for significant weight loss. If you lose significant weight before the procedure and it is challenging to maintain post-procedure, you may be disappointed with lackluster results. Because liposuction contours the body, and fat cells removed during liposuction do not grow back, you should be close to your desired body weight. However, gaining or losing a few pounds before liposuction is fine.
SmartLipo takes traditional liposuction to the next level
One of your liposuction options includes SmartLipo. Dr. Katz is proud to be a SmartLipo pioneer, a less invasive form of liposuction using laser energy to encourage collagen production while removing fat.
SmartLipo liquefies the fat before suctioning it out of the body. The result of using a laser fiber to create the incision is considerably smaller than the incision made with traditional liposuction. Another difference is the body sites that Dr. Katz can address. The SmartLipo laser fiber is best suited for smaller body areas, such as the upper arms.
Traditional liposuction may leave patients with deflated or loose skin. One of the significant advantages of the SmartLipo laser guidance is that it is also a skin-tightening procedure, reducing the need for multiple procedures.
Because the incision site is smaller and the fat is liquefied, recovery is much easier for patients. When you choose SmartLipo, you’ll likely experience less pain and discomfort, swelling, and bruising during healing. And because the fat is easier to remove, there is less trauma to the surrounding area. JUVA Skin & Laser Center uses only local tumescent anesthesia, ensuring enhanced precision and reduced recovery time.
JUVA Skin & Laser Center is ready when you are
When you’re ready to explore your body contouring options, choose JUVA Skin & Laser Center for liposuction. The cosmetic specialists at JUVA Skin & Laser Center are board-certified dermatologists dedicated to your safety and providing quality results. JUVA medical director Dr. Bruce E. Katz is a pioneer in liposuction and was the first dermatologist in the United States to use SmartLipo.
We offer our patients the most advanced cosmetic services in a caring, compassionate, and upscale environment. Our increased attention to sterility meets the CDC standards in an AAAHC-accredited facility. We are happy to offer the perfect blend of aesthetics and science for all your aesthetic needs.