Candidates for liposuction in Chicago are patients with stubborn areas of fat that have been difficult to get rid of with proper diet and exercise. Liposuction surgery is not a weight loss method, so patients should be relatively close to their ideal weight. Patients who achieve the best results are those who have good skin tone and localized areas of fat deposits. The procedure is done with a high level of artistry and precision to reshape and sculpt the abdomen, waist and buttock areas.
During consultation, Dr. Alghoul will evaluate the areas of concern and will discuss the treatment goals that can be achieved with liposuction. If significant skin laxity and stretch marks are present, skin trimming along with fat removal may be recommended.
What to Expect After Liposuction
Liposuction is performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia and sedation. If combined with other surgeries, such as abdominoplasty or mommy makeover, general anesthesia may be required. You may engage in light activity on the day following surgery. Return to normal activities, including work, may take a few days, depending on the number of areas treated. It is common to have bruising and swelling, both of which resolve over a period of two weeks. Your shape will continue to improve and refine afterwards. A compression garment is recommended after surgery to prevent fluid accumulation and maintain the shape.
Longevity of the achieved results depends on maintaining a good lifestyle. Fat deposits may re-accumulate with weight gain and pregnancy.
Will Insurance Cover Liposuction Surgery?
Since liposuction surgery is a cosmetic procedure and not a bariatric surgery, insurance will likely not cover it. The total costs of the procedure is dependent on the treatment areas and whether or not it is paired with other body contouring surgeries. Dr. Alghoul will determine the total price during your consultation and answer any questions you may have about financing.
Contact Dr. Alghoul
If you’d like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Alghoul to discuss liposuction, please call (312) 695-3654