Overview of Liposuction Procedure
- Improve body shape by removing exercise-resistant fat deposits with a tube and vacuum device. Can be performed using the tumescent technique, in which targeted fat cells are infused with a saline solution local anesthetic before liposuction to reduce post-operative bruising and swelling. Common locations for liposuction include chin, neck, upper arms, above breasts, abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, knees, and calves.
- 1-2 hours or more.
- Local with sedation or general.
- Back to work: 1 week. More strenuous activity: 2 to 4 weeks. Able to visualize the final result: 1 to 6 months or more.
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Liposuction removes undesirable, subcutaneous fat in isolated areas that do not respond to diet and exercise. These areas include the hips, thighs, abdomen, knees, neck and arms. Liposuction is most successful in people with good skin tone who are near normal weight but have localized fatty deposits. It is not a treatment for obesity and only intended to produce a more flattering figure by improving contours and proportions.
Performed at our private AAAHC accredited surgical center, the procedure involves small incisions through which a cannula, or hollow tube, is inserted to break-up and remove the fat beneath the skin. Several areas can be suctioned at one operative setting; although there is a limit to the amount that can be removed safely at one time. Post-operatively, patients will be bruised and swollen, and this will likely last several weeks. A compression garment is worn for several weeks to minimize fluid accumulation and facilitate skin settling.
Please call Michele, our Patient Coordinator, for more information. She will walk you through the process of financing your procedures. You can also contact Michele by using our online form.