Liposuction reduces localized deposits of excess fatty tissue. Frequently treated areas include the thighs, hips, buttocks, knees, abdomen, and lower back. The area under the chin, upper arms, and calves are also sometimes treated.
During the procedure, a tube is used to suction the fat cells from the area of desired reduction. Liposuction does not improve cellulite or remove significant amounts of weight.
If you have good skin tone overall and are not obese, but have localized areas of fat tissue deposits, you could be a good candidate for liposuction. Please call us to discuss if liposuction is a good choice for you.
Surgery and Recovery
The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and patients go home the same day. Compressive garments are used to reduce swelling and bruising. Recovery time is 5-7 days for most of the discomfort to subside, and 2-4 weeks for the majority of swelling to go down. The final result evolves over the next 6 months or so. Small scars are left where the suction tube enters the skin.
Please schedule a consultation and examination so we can discuss the risks
and benefits of this procedure and determine if liposuction is right for you.
*Please note, any patient considering cosmetic plastic surgery procedures should be in overall good health and currently a non-smoker.