There are many parts of our bodies that we commonly associate with cosmetic procedures like liposuction, such as breasts, stomachs, faces, thighs, and upper arms. However, how many of us have considered our shoulders to be unattractive and decided to investigate procedures designed to correct shoulder appearance?
The fact is that shoulders can accumulate fat just like the rest of our bodies, sometimes requiring liposuction to correct. Although not one of the more popular procedures, shoulder liposuction is making progressions in the medical field as a way to begin to look more toned and healthy, according to experts.
Shoulder liposuction includes an injection of anesthesia into the shoulder. Next, a handful of incisions are made in non-visible areas like the natural creases and shadowy areas. Like liposuction in other body areas, the fat can then be sucked out with a cannula. For more stubborn fat pockets, laser treatments may be necessary first.
This type of liposuction is not for everyone. If you are currently overweight or obese, it is not for you. It is recommended only for those who are already at their ideal body weight and in good overall health. There is almost no downtime, though, and very little pain. Although anti-inflammatory and pain medicines are usually prescribed, they are not always necessary for recovery, and almost all swelling and bruising are completely gone within 2 weeks of the procedure.
The cost of shoulder liposuction is comparable to other types of cosmetic surgery procedures, and averages between $4,000 and $10,000, depending on the usual factors. This includes plastic surgeon, location of surgery, amount of fat to be removed, anesthesia, and similar affecting factors.
If you believe that shoulder liposuction is right for you, speak with a doctor or plastic surgeon to determine the best course of action. Anyone in the market for a plastic surgeon for this type of procedure should be sure to study all of the potential risks and benefits involved before a consultation, and be sure to certify credentials of each potential plastic surgeon before scheduling the procedure.