Liposuction is designed to permanently remove fatty tissue in isolated areas that have not responded to diet and exercise. It is a very common and popular procedure, especially in the hips, thighs, abdomen, knees, ankles, and neck. It is most successful when performed on people with good skin tone who have isolated fatty deposits. This is not an option for treating obesity.

Physical condition, genetic makeup, diet, exercise, smoking, alcohol consumption, and skin elasticity are all major factors in the success of liposuction. Should weight gain occur after the procedure, it will be deposited into untreated areas, as liposuction is permanent. If the weight gain is significant, you may notice rippling in the treated areas.

What to Expect

Liposuction is done under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis in a hospital or surgical center. Our doctors make small (less than 1/2 inch), discreet incisions in the areas to be treated. A cannula is inserted in the small incision and attached to a suction machine. The length of the procedure depends on how many areas are being suctioned.

Results are noticeable almost immediately, and the recovery time is not as long as you might think! You can return to work after three to five days (a bit longer for more active jobs). Full activity is usually resumed after two to four weeks, depending on the area treated. You will notice some bruising and swelling initially, but this resolves in time.
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You should note that if you are considering liposuction, there are possible complications, as with any surgical procedure. Cosmetic complications include contour irregularities, skin discoloration, asymmetry, scar tissue, tape burns, and collection of blood or fluid under the skin. Uncommon complications include loss of sensation, skin breakdown, fat embolism, serious infection, damage to deeper structures or organs, and shock. Bleeding does occur during liposuction.

Widespread Assistance

No matter the location of your problem areas, you can rely on our talented team to perform safe and effective liposuction. All you have to do is browse the following section to get a better sense of our capabilities. Our procedures may be used to reduce localized fat deposits throughout the included areas:
• Thighs
• Hips & Buttocks
• Abdomen & Waist
• Upper Arms
• Back
• Inner Knee
• Chest Area
• Cheeks, Chin & Neck
• Calves & Ankles And More
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