Liposuction, sometimes referred to as “Lipo” by patients, is a type of cosmetic surgery that slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits and improving your body contours and proportion.
Cheeks, Chin & Neck (dewlap), Arms, Gynecomastia (male breasts), Abdomen, Flanks, Back, Trochanter, Hips & Buttocks, Thighs, Knees, Legs and Ankles.
- Adults within 30% of their ideal weight who have firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone;
- If you are bothered by excess fat deposits – located anywhere on your body – that don’t respond to diet or exercise;
- Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing.
Prior your liposuction consultation, be prepared to discuss:
- Your surgical goals;
- Medical conditions, drug allergies and medical treatments
- Current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drug use
- Previous surgeries.
During Your liposuction consultation, your surgeon will:
- Evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors;Take photographs;
- Discuss your liposuction options;
- Recommend a course of treatment;
- Discuss likely outcomes of liposuction and any risks or potential complications.
In preparing for liposuction surgery, you may be asked to:
- Get lab testing or a medical evaluation;
- Take certain medications or adjust your current medications;
- Stop smoking 1 month before surgery:
- Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements 3 days before surgery, as they can increase bleeding
- Be sure to arrange for someone to drive you to and from surgery and to stay with you for at least the first night following surgery. We can arrange for it upon request.
Before & After
Step 1. Anesthesia
Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include local anesthesia, intravenous sedation, and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.
Step 2. The incision
Liposuction is performed through small, inconspicuous 3mm incisions.
First, diluted local anesthesia is infused to reduce bleeding and trauma. Then a thin hollow tube, or cannula, is inserted through the incisions to loosen excess fat using a controlled back and forth motion. The dislodged fat is then suctioned out of the body using a surgical vacuum or syringe attached to the cannula.
Step 3. See the results
Your improved body contour will be apparent once the swelling and fluid retention commonly experienced in the treated area following liposuction subside.
The results of liposuction will be long lasting, provided you maintain a stable weight and general fitness.
As your body ages, it is natural to lose some firmness, but most of your improvement should be relatively permanent.
Although good results are expected from your procedure, there is no guarantee. In some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single surgical procedure and another surgery may be necessary.
Following your physician’s instructions is key to the success of your surgery.
What is Tumescent Liposuction?
Tumescent liposuction designates a form of liposuction that uses tumescent local anesthesia.
The tumescent technique for liposuction totally by local anesthesia has eliminated the greatest dangers associated with the older forms of liposuction.
How long is recovery?
You might not have to stay in the hospital depending on the type of surgery you had. But you should expect bruising, swelling, and soreness for at least a few weeks.
Your surgeon may require you to wear a compression garment for 1 to 2 months after surgery to control swelling.You’ll probably also have to take some antibiotics to prevent infection.
Most people can return to work within a few days and get back to normal activities within 2 weeks.
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. The tenderness and soreness typically is quite bothersome for up to 4 weeks, but gradually subsides over the following next 4 to 8 weeks.
Does Liposuction Produce Visible Scars?
Scars are not a common problem with modern liposuction which uses very small cannulas (microcannulas) and thus only very small incisions are required.
Are the Results Permanent?
The fat cells are removed permanently during liposuction. But you can gain weight back, with new fat cells, which usually go to different areas of your body.
To keep your new shape after surgery, follow a diet that includes lots of lean protein, fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy. And exercise regularly.
How does Abdominal Liposuction Differ from a “Tummy Tuck”?
A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a major surgical procedure requiring general anesthesia, and involves liposuction and excision to remove fat, plus a large excision of skin. In many patients (but not all) liposuction of the abdomen can often provide equivalent or better results than a tummy tuck. Because liposuction is safer and causes less scarring compared to tummy tucks, abdominal liposuction is now far more common than are tummy tucks.
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