Sunshine – check. Warm weather – check. Bathing suit – check. Beach body… check?
If you’re ready for fun in the sun, but your body isn’t quite beach-ready, you don’t have to starve yourself or sweat out extra hours at the gym. At White Pearl Med Spa in Des Plaines, IL, double board-certified physician Dr. Philip Conrardy and his experienced team can remove stubborn fat to help you to look slimmer, leaner, and sexier in your swimsuit with quick and effective liposuction treatment.
What is liposuction?
Often, even with a healthy diet and regular exercise, stubborn pockets of fat can remain. Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure to remove unwanted fat from problem areas, like the flanks, butt, belly, back, legs, and more. Minimally invasive means it doesn’t include major surgery, only making small incisions to insert a thin tube that helps suction the fat you want removed. The result is a slimmer, leaner physique with the added health benefits of a lower BMI (body mass index).
At White Pearl Med Spa in Des Plaines, IL, we offer tumescent liposuction, which is more effective and gentler than traditional liposuction. With the ability to remove up to ten pounds of unwanted fat, tumescent liposuction is the perfect addition to a healthy lifestyle to help achieve fast results for the ideal beach body in time for summer.
Does liposuction hurt?
No, most patients don’t find liposuction painful or uncomfortable. Our tumescent liposuction procedure can be comfortably performed using local anesthesia to numb the treatment area. At the beginning of a tumescent liposuction procedure, Dr. Conrardy injects a mixture of anesthetic, saline, and medication into the treatment area that numbs it.
How long is recovery after liposuction?
Because tumescent liposuction is gentler and less painful than traditional liposuction, recovery is typically quick and easy. Most patients will recover over 2 – 3 days after their liposuction procedure, during which time they wear a compression garment to help them heal. At White Pearl Med Spa, our patient care coordinator will reach out to follow up with their patient for progress pictures and a quick interview to ensure they’re healing properly and seeing excellent results.
Does liposuction cause scarring?
Because tumescent liposuction is not a surgical procedure that makes large incisions, scarring is minimal. With liposuction, only very small incisions are made to insert the cannula, or tube, under the skin. After your procedure is done, they will stitch up the incision, and it will close up in about one week and often heal in less than two weeks. Around the third or fourth month, the scar really starts to fade, and by the sixth month, the scar is barely noticeable at all. These incisions can be placed in areas where they are less visible, like skin folds and areas covered by clothing. In some cases, these incisions can heal so cleanly that they are virtually invisible.
How soon do you see results with liposuction?
Most patients can see immediate results after liposuction. Any potential swelling typically goes down within a few days, so results should become even more noticeable over 1 – 2 weeks. Most patients will see optimal results within 2 – 3 months. During your consultation, Dr. Conrardy or a team member can help you plan your liposuction procedure to ensure your body is beach-ready when it’s time for fun in the sun. Lymphatic massages are recommended after liposuction procedures for a better healing process and optimal results.
How can I maintain my liposuction results?
Even though liposuction removes unwanted fat, without a healthy diet and regular exercise, fat deposits can and will return. The best ways to maintain your liposuction results include:
- Eating a healthy, balanced diet
- Exercising regularly, including weight training if health allows
- Drinking plenty of water
- Getting regular sleep
- Avoiding or minimizing alcohol and tobacco use
Get a slimmer, sexier beach body
If stubborn areas of fat are keeping you from your ideal beach body, don’t get frustrated – do something about it with a safe, fast, and effective liposuction procedure at White Pearl Med Spa in Des Plaines, IL. Dr. Philip Conrardy and his experienced team are ready to create a personalized liposuction treatment plan to help you achieve your beach-ready body. Contact us today to learn more about liposuction and to schedule a consultation. Don’t wait – get your beach body today with a custom liposuction treatment.
*All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.