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Liposuction

Liposuction is the surgical method of ridding your body of unwanted fat and restoring a slimmer, more toned body contour.

Stubborn fat deposits that resist diet and exercise can be frustrating, and localized fat can create a disproportionate body contour. Common areas of fat accumulation include the abdomen, hips, thighs, arms, back, and buttocks. Liposuction is the surgical method of ridding your body of this unwanted fat and restoring a slimmer, more toned body contour. Also known as liposculpture, liposuction techniques now focus on balancing the removal of fat with the fat left behind for natural-looking, sculpted results and a beautiful body shape.

Liposuction may be right for you if...

  • You have fat that is resistant to diet and exercise

  • You have minimal excess skin and good skin elasticity

  • Stubborn fat prevents you from feeling confident in your body

Liposuction Techniques

  • Utilizes small incision sites to minimize scarring

  • A cannula (thin, hollow tube) is attached to a device that suctions out fat

  • Depending on the number of areas being treated and the amount of liposculpting being performed, general or local anesthesia (tumescent technique) may be used

  • Minimal associated bleeding and bruising

  • Uses a low-level laser to facilitate easier fat removal

  • Minimizes swelling and bruising by causing less damage to the surrounding tissues

  • Helps prevent pain

  • Fat harvested through liposuction may be used to add volume and rejuvenate certain areas of the body, including the breasts, buttocks, lips, and cheeks

  • A gentle liposuction technique is used to ensure the highest volume of viable fat for transfer

  • Using fat for augmentation or enhancement helps achieve natural, subtle results

Frequently Asked Questions

The use of a local anesthetic keeps liposuction from being painful. However, some patients find the tugging of the cannula creates minor discomfort. Utilizing laser-assisted liposuction will also reduce pain.
The recovery process is different for every patient and partially depends on how much fat is removed. On average, the liposuction recovery period lasts 10 days.
Immediately following your surgery, you will likely experience some minor swelling and bruising. Laser-assisted liposuction helps minimize the amount of swelling and bruising. You should avoid strenuous physical activity for the first week and only resume your work regimen with doctor approval. Make sure you take plenty of walks to prevent the formation of blood clots and to reduce swelling.
Liposuction permanently removes fat to restore a toned, firm contour. To maintain your results, follow a healthy diet and exercise plan. Weight gain can cause new fat deposits to form.

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