Liposuction (also referred to as lipoplasty or a liposculpture suction lipectomy) is a surgical technique used to slim and reshape specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposited between the skin and muscle. This procedure involves the use of a small stainless steel tube, called a cannula. The cannula is connected to a powerful suction pump and inserted into the fat through small incisions in the skin. Fat breakup and removal is accomplished as the suction removes the fat, resulting in shrinkage, lost inches, and a dramatically improved body proportions.
Liposuction effectively removes excess fat deposits to improve body contouring in the following areas:
- Hips and Buttocks
- Abdomen and Waist
- Upper arms
- Inner knees
- Chest Area
- Chin and Neck
- Calves and A
Liposuction Treatment Plan
Before the procedure, your surgeon will draw lines on your body indicating where treatment will take place. Then pre-treatment photos will be taken and compared to post-treatment photos to document the results achieved. This surgical procedure usually calls for the administration of general anesthesia so patients feel nothing during the treatment. However, a local anesthesia may be used when liposuction is done on very small areas. And the patient may actually be asked to stand up during the procedure to ensure proper fat removal.
After an area has been prepared for treatment, a small incision is made (sometimes several, depending on the size of the area), and a small cannula (microcannula) is inserted into the incision. The cannula is attached to a special vacuum machine and the cannula first loosens the fat so that the vacuum can suck it out of the treatment area. After the operation, your surgeon may leave the incisions open so that fluid can drain from the body. He may also recommend a series of Lymphatic Drainage Messages to expedite drainage and healing.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Those who should not undergo liposuction include:
- Women who are pregnant or nursing.
- Individuals with health problems that could interfere with their healing.
- People using blood-thinning medications, unless they are able to discontinue use of these medications in the weeks leading up to and following the procedure.
- Patients who are allergic to lidocaine, which is used in the procedure
Results will be immediate; however, expect a significant amount of swelling and bruising, which will subside over the course of the next two weeks. Additionally, for up to 10 days, the patient will have to wear a special girdle-like garment to provide support and to facilitate the skin’s retraction around an area that is now significantly reduced in size. Liposuction patients are allowed to walk after surgery, return to the office within a few days, and increase activity substantially within 2-4 weeks.
Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, and it cannot eliminate stretch marks and cellulite from the skin. The treatment can only remove small, localized concentrations of fat. In most cases, ten pounds of fat or less will be removed from the treated area. The ideal liposuction candidate is already close to or at a healthy weight but is interested in subtle body contouring.
The shrinking and reshaping achieved by liposuction can be dramatic and long-lasting based the condition of the patient going into the operating room, and further based on the patient’s commitment to maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle.
View typical results for Liposuction
You’re the type of person who watches his or her diet and regularly exercises. Nevertheless, you still have localized areas (buttocks, hips, thighs, underarms, waist, back, inner knees) that are dimpled and disproportionately large due to subcutaneous fat deposits. To shrink and smooth those unsightly areas, liposuction offers a very popular and effective treatment. Liposuction can permanently remove what is commonly known as cellulite, and those isolated bulges will then become a thing of the past. However, there is a catch. To maintain the most trim and taut long-term results, liposuction patients must remain vigilant when it comes to good nutrition and exercise. Otherwise, the cellulite will build up again in treated and/or previously untreated areas.
The tightening and reshaping achieved by liposuction (lipoplasty) can be dramatic and long-lasting, based the condition of the patient going into the operating room, and further based on the patient’s commitment to maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle.
Recovery After Liposuction:
Patients can look forward to an easy recovery from liposuction. Results will be immediate; however, expect a significant amount of swelling and bruising, which will subside over the course of the next two weeks. Additionally, for up to 10 days, the patient will have to wear a special girdle-like garment to provide support and facilitate the skin’s retraction around the area that is now significantly reduced in size. Lipoplasty patients are allowed to walk after surgery, return to the office within a few days, and increase activity substantially within 2 to 4 weeks.
Prices for Liposuction:
The all-inclusive cost for liposuction procedures includes:
NOTE: All expenses associated with your cosmetic procedure will be presented in writing for your approval prior to surgery. Affordable financing is available, and because Danik uses an outpatient facility, we are able to pass on to our surgery patients substantial savings.