Everyone has stubborn areas of fat that diet and exercise do not reduce. These fat pockets can be genetic or are the product of accumulation through the years.
Liposuction is a surgical technique that improves the body’s contour by removing excess fat that have accumulated between the skin and muscle. Liposuction involves the use of small stainless steel tube, called a cannula. The cannula is connected to a powerful suction pump and inserted into the fat through small incisions in the skin. These incisions are typically very small and placed in areas where they will be undetectable after recovery.
Liposuction can be performed on several areas of the body at the same time. It does not serve as a substitute to diet and exercise. Liposuction cannot remove cellulite or tighten the skin.
- Surgery time for Liposuction is determined by the number of areas that are being treated.
- An outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia.
- Liposuction can be performed alone or in conjunction with other procedures.
- The incisions are small and the sutures are dissolvable.
- Discomfort is Mild to Moderate. Pain medication will be prescribed.
- Numbness may occur and should resolve in a few weeks.
- Swelling and Bruising will be present and may persist for a few weeks. Swelling may persist for a few months.
- A compression garment will be worn.
- Massaging will also help with the pain and swelling.
- Strenuous activities should be avoided for 2 weeks, and then slowing increase activities. Walking is encouraged.
- Seroma (Fluid Collection)
- Hematoma (Blood Collection)
- Fat Embolism
- Allergic Reactions to Anesthesia