Liposuction surgery is performed to remove localized fat deposits unresponsive to weight loss and exercise. While not yet a treatment for generalized obesity, this technique is ideal for facial and body sculpturing or contouring.
Our dermatologists specialize in the Tumescent Liposuction technique. In this technique, diluted anesthetic solution is injected locally into the areas being treated. Tiny skin incisions are then placed in the skin folds and through these incisions that fat is removed using a special fat extractor.
Unlike past surgeries for body contouring, with the Tumescent Liposuction technique, there is generally minimal scaring, little discomfort and rapid recovery.
Both men and women can benefit from Liposuction surgery. However, best results are usually obtained with patients who are close to their ideal weight but have stubborn, unattractive bugles that have not vanished with weight loss. Liposuction is a means of contouring the body to a more pleasing shape. It is not a cure for obesity or substitute for weight loss. People who are generally overweight should fist attempt to lose weight through diet and exercise.
Liposuction helps you to lose inches, not pounds. During your initial consultation, the dermatologist will discuss the results that you can reasonably expect. However, since this type of surgery does not require large incisions, there is generally rapid healing, little pain and minimal scaring. Most patients can return to normal activates a few days after surgery, but should avoid vigorous physical activity for several weeks.
Thousands of liposuction surgeries are successfully performed each year. While complications are rare, any possible risks will be addressed at the time of your consultation.