Liposuction which was first performed in Europe in the late 1970’s has become one of the most popular surgical procedures in the United States. Liposuction sculpts the body by removing resistant fat. Liposuction is not a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise, but the procedure can eliminate areas of fat that are unresponsive. This procedure may be performed alone, or can be combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as a facelift, breast reduction, or tummy tuck, to achieve the best, most natural-looking results.
Today there are several different ways of performing liposuction that are very safe and effective. Using the tumescent technique which is composed of anesthesia, lidocaine and saline that distends the fat by making it softer and easier to remove with less bleeding and bruising. By making small inconspicuous incisions in discreet areas we insert a hollow tube (cannula) and then remove the excess fat.
Areas that Liposuction can be used to treat fat deposits:
- - Abdomen
- - Thighs
- - Arms
- - Hips
- - Back
- - Buttocks
- - Face
- - Chest
- - Calves
- - Ankles
No stitches are needed after liposuction since the incisions are small enough to heal on their own. The patient will be required to wear a compression garment over the treated area for two to three weeks. This is done not only to control swelling and bruising, but also to minimize postoperative pain. Most patients describe the pain as if they had a strenuous workout at the gym. Most of the swelling resolves in a matter of two weeks. We encourage you to begin walking within the first several days after surgery. Patients can return to work or social activities after four to seven days. We do not recommend strenuous activity such as aerobics, weight training, running or aerobics for the first two weeks after surgery.
Liposuction will give your body a new contour with minimal, unnoticeable scarring. The results of liposuction are permanent.