Liposculpture (Liposuction)


  • Excess subcutaneous fat, which is frequently resistant to diet and exercise.
  • Commonly involved areas are under the chin, upper arms and armpits, male chest/breast, trunk, abdomen, waists, hips, thighs, inner knees, calves, and ankles.
  • Most patients are near normal weight and desire permanent contour changes.
  • Improved techniques now allow larger amounts of fat removal, and liposculpture can be used for heavier persons as well.

Description of Procedures

  • Most procedures are done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. However, small areas can be addressed with local anesthesia.
  • Small suction tubes (cannulas) are inserted through very small incisions placed in inconspicuous locations near the fat deposits, and excess fat is removed.
  • Ultrasonic liposuction involves the use of ultrasonic energy to emulsify fat resulting in greater skin contraction. This technique is especially useful for fat deposits of the back, flanks, and gynecomastia where the consistency of the fat is more fibrous (scar like) in nature.
  • If large volumes of fat are to be removed, we will ask the patient to donate one or two units of blood and take supplemental iron before surgery. Your own blood will be replaced at the end of surgery.

Intended Result:
  • More contoured body area for those areas resistant to diet and exercise.
Recuperation and Healing:
  • Stickey white foam dressing will be removed after 4-5 days.
  • External ultrasound is performed 2 times a week to decrease bruising and increase healing.
  • Sutures are removed in 4-5 days.
  • Strenuous activity should be avoided for 4 weeks.

Additional Procedures to Enhance Result:
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Thigh Lift
Lower Body Lift
Breast Reduction
Breast Lift

Body Procedures

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