Liposuction

Carrying extra fat is hard. It weighs you down, makes everyday tasks challenging, and affects your confidence. Losing fat can be even harder! If you’ve ever tried losing fat, getting in shape, or simply leading a healthier lifestyle, you know how hard it can be to see results.

No matter how much you starve yourself, no matter how many hours you sweat at the gym, there are always stubborn areas that simply do not respond to dieting and exercise.

Introducing Tumescent Liposuction
Liposuction

Tumescent Liposuction provides instant results and a permanent solution… safely. 

 

Whether you want to fine-tune your body contours, jumpstart lifestyle changes, or desire the more dramatic results, liposuction can get you from where you are now, to the body you dream about. We are here to help you achieve your goals and to help you enjoy a happier, healthier lifestyle.

 

Done at the comfort of her office, Dr. D performs Tumescent Liposuction with local anesthesia and numbing solutions so you are awake, yet comfortable.

Answers to common questions about Liposuction:

What is Liposuction?


Liposuction is a surgical technique that improves the body’s contour by removing excess fat deposits located between the skin and muscle.




What is Tumescent Liposuction?


Tumescent liposuction is a form of liposuction that uses tumescent local anesthesia. This local anesthesia is much safer than other forms of anesthesia.




Which Body Areas can be treated by Liposuction?


The most frequently treated areas for women are the abdomen, breasts, hips, outer thighs, anterior thighs, inner thighs, knees, arms, buttocks, cheeks, and neck. In men, who comprise about 15% to 25% of liposuction patients, the most commonly treated areas include the chin and neck area, abdomen, flanks (“love-handles”), and breasts.




Realistic Expectations of My Liposuction Surgery?


After liposuction, the new body’s shape is more or less permanent. If a patient does gain a moderate amount of weight after liposuction, then the figure will simply be a larger version of the new body shape. Fat cells that are removed by liposuction do not grow back.




What is the Cost of Liposuction?


The fee for liposuction usually depends on how many areas are treated by liposuction. When only one area is treated by liposuction the fee is less than when multiple areas are treated.




Am I A Good Candidate for Liposuction Surgery?


A good candidate for liposuction is defined as any person who has realistic expectations, is in good health, and is likely to be happy with the results of liposuction. Although liposuction can often provide very substantial improvements, it is rare for liposuction results to be absolutely perfect.




How long is the Recovery Time for Liposuction?


When liposuction is done totally by local anesthesia, patients can usually depart from the surgical facility within 30 minutes of the completion of surgery. Most patients can return to a desk-type job within two days after tumescent liposuction. Because of the significant decrease in swelling, inflammation, and pain after tumescent liposuction, patients are able to return to normal physical activities very soon after tumescent liposuction.




Is there Pain or Discomfort after Liposuction Surgery?


During the two days immediately after liposuction, the amount of pain experienced depends on the type of anesthesia used for liposuction. Soreness is usually the most intense 2 to 4 days after liposuction and then decreases steadily.




What are Elastic Compression Garments?


Elastic compression garments (specially designed girdles) are intended 1) to reduce bleeding immediately after surgery and 2) to reduce swelling. You’ll be required (and want to) wear an elastic compression garment for a certain length of time after liposuction for your comfort.




What are the Complications and Risks of Liposuction Surgery?


The most dangerous aspect of liposuction is an attitude that ignores the risk of doing too much liposuction on a single day or disregards the risks of doing multiple unrelated surgical procedures on the same day that liposuction surgery is performed. Otherwise, liposuction is amazingly safe. Rare problems that can potentially occur with any surgical procedure include infections, bleeding, skin ulcerations, and nerve injury.




What is the Safest Form of Liposuction? What is a Liposuction Cannula?


Tumescent liposuction totally by local anesthesia is the safest form of liposuction. A liposuction cannula is a small stainless-steel tube that is inserted through an incision in the skin and used to remove subcutaneous fat. It’s proven to be safe while giving you smooth results.




How does Liposuction Affect the Appearance of the Skin? Does Liposuction Produce Visible Scars?


The appearance of skin after liposuction depends on the skin’s elasticity. Skin with good elasticity should look smooth and natural after liposuction. Scars are not a common problem with modern liposuction which uses very small cannulas (microcannulas) and thus only very small incision are required.




How does Abdominal Liposuction Differ from a “Tummy Tuck”?


A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a surgical procedure requiring general anesthesia and is performed in our surgical suite setting and involves liposuction and excision to remove fat, plus a large excision of skin. (See more details under Tummy Tuck)





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