Sculpt away genetically stubborn, unwanted fat deposits that exercise and healthy eating just can't. Liposuction removes fat and fat cells, sculpting the body to a leaner version of itself. It is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in the U.S. today.
Injecting tumescent fluid—a dilution of local anesthetic and a capillary constrictor—into subcutaneous fat, causes the targeted tissues to swell and get firm. This technique provides long-lasting local anesthesia requiring fewer pain-relieving drugs post-surgery. Associated vasoconstriction (blood vessel shrinkage) also prevents significant blood loss.
After tumescent fluid is injected, surgeons make small incisions. A cannula, a stainless steel tube, is inserted to remove unwanted fat cells. Using cannulas allows for gradual and controlled fat removal, achieving smooth results.
Who is a candidate for liposuction?
Liposuction is not a weight-loss solution. It is best used on individuals who are active and of normal body weight to remove localized fat deposits that are diet- and exercise-resistant.
"I'm thinking of having a liposuction procedure done on my abdomen. Is liposuction safe?"
When liposuction is performed using the tumescent technique, it is very safe.
Will liposuction hurt?
We use conscious sedation and a local anesthetic in the tumescent fluid. This helps makes the procedure almost completely pain-free.
How long is the recovery?
Most patients are back to work in a day or two. Some patients take a little longer. The sites will remain tender and bruised for several weeks.
What areas respond to liposuction?
Liposuction is the most versatile fat reduction method available. It may be used to reduce fat deposits of the abdomen and waist, hips and buttocks, thighs, upper arms, back, inner knee, chest area, cheeks, chin and neck, calves and ankles.