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Liposuction

The human body can accumulate fat deposits in a seemingly irregular fashion, as some areas of the body tend to have more fat than others. When exercise and diet lead to weight loss, fat reduction may occur only in select areas, leaving other areas with stubborn, localized fat. Liposuction complements a healthy lifestyle by targeting stubborn fat pockets and creating a smoother and more tailored body shape.

The Benefits of Liposuction

Treatment Areas

Chin & Neckline

  • Liposuction can eliminate a double chin and pockets of fat along the neckline.
  • Liposuction of the chin and neck improves facial definition to help you look more youthful and slender.

Stomach & Waistline

  • Liposuction can remove stubborn fat from the lower, middle, and upper abdomen.
  • Liposuction of the abdomen creates a flatter stomach and a more attractive silhouette.

Upper Arms

  • Liposuction can remove bat wings and excess fat from the upper arms.
  • Upper arm liposuction improves the shape and tone of your arms so that they look more youthful and fit.

Hips, Back, & Buttocks

  • Liposuction can eliminate love handles, back rolls, bra bulges, and other excess fat from the hips, buttocks, and back.
  • Removal of excess fat from the hips, back, and buttocks creates a smoother body shape with more definition in these areas.

Thighs & Knees

  • Liposuction can get rid of saddlebags and excess fat from the thighs and around the knees.
  • Elimination of fat from the thighs and knees can improve the appearance of the legs.

Calves & Ankles

  • Liposuction can eliminate cankles and remove excess fat from the lower legs.
  • Liposuction of the calves and ankles improves lower leg and ankle definition to create a slimmer lower leg shape.

Alleviating Your Concerns

Recovery
The length of your recovery after liposuction will depend on how many areas are treated. Patients should plan to rest at home for at least a few days to one week after the procedure. Some swelling, discomfort, and bruising may occur for a few days to a few weeks. It will be necessary to limit movement and minimize activity so that the body can recover. A support garment may need to be worn for several weeks.
Scars
Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure and requires only a few minor incisions to remove fat. Incisions are inconspicuously placed so that any scarring will likely be unnoticeable.
Cost
The cost of liposuction depends largely on the number of areas treated and the length of the procedure. The national average cost of liposuction in 2015 was $3,176 as reported by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Pain
Anesthesia is used to prevent patients from feeling any pain during the procedure. During recovery, any discomfort can be alleviated with oral pain medications.
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Candidates for liposuction should be in good physical condition but have stubborn fat deposits. Candidates should also be non-smokers and have realistic expectations.
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The surgeon will insert a hollow tube called a cannula through the skin into the fatty tissue. Through the cannula, excess fat will be vacuumed out of the body. After the proper amount of fat has been removed, the incisions will be closed with a compression dressing or bandage. The surgeon may perform traditional liposuction or use a different technique such as ultrasound liposuction to achieve the best results. The exact method will be determined during your initial consultation before the procedure.
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Liposuction can be performed with general anesthesia or local anesthesia.
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Liposuction can last between thirty minutes and several hours. Generally speaking, the procedure will last longer if several areas are treated.
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Liposuction does not replace a healthy lifestyle but is meant to complement it. This procedure is ideal for the removal of stubborn fat that is resistant to exercise and dieting. When used in combination with a healthy lifestyle, liposuction can help create a well-proportioned and attractive body shape.
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Yes, patients can undergo a single liposuction procedure to treat multiple areas of the body at once. Not only does this mean a lower financial expenditure, but patients can also look forward to only one recovery period and being able to see all their results at once.
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Liposuction permanently removes fat cells from the body, but future weight gain can cause the remaining fat cells to grow in size. If you maintain your healthy lifestyle and avoid gaining weight, your results can last a long time.

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