Are the results from leg and calf liposuction permanent?
Once you reach your late teenage years your body has the total amount of fat cells it will ever have. These fat cells can then only ever expand or shrink in size.
Liposuction permanently removes fat cells in the treatment area. This means you can no longer store fat to the same degree in the treated area. However, this does not mean you can’t gain weight in other areas. In order to maintain your results, it is recommended to follow a healthy diet and exercise plan.
Will I have scarring?
Liposuction involves making incisions in the skin, which means small marks that fade overtime will be left post procedure. However significant scarring is rare. The incisions made for the procedure are always small and in discreet locations.
At Contour Surgical we offer best in class laser treatments to reduce any scarring after the procedure. We provide a complimentary scar removal treatment for all our liposuction patients. We find that with a combination of expert placement of liposuction entry sites, skilful management of the sites post-operatively and complimentary skin resurfacing laser most scarring is removed or fades to become hardly noticeable.
When do I see my results?
You will notice an improvement immediately after your lower leg or calf liposuction procedure. However, over the next 48 hours you will have swelling and it will take up to 4-6 weeks for the swelling to subside and the skin to tighten and retract. From 6 weeks onwards you can expect your results to gradually improve with full results being seen at around 3-6 months post-surgery.