Liposuction or liposculpture is a body sculpting procedure to remove fat that is unresponsive to dieting and exercising. This procedure can be applied to nearly any area of the body and is commonly used on multiple areas during an operation. Liposuction results in a slimmer and better proportioned figure. Liposuction is used effectively to reduce love handles, saddlebags, a double chin, a bulge around the waistline or other unsightly fatty deposits in order to develop a better shape and create a more beautiful body.

Woman and men come in for liposuction to eliminate fat from any of the following areas; chin and neckline, back, upper arms, stomach and waistline, hips and buttocks, thighs and knees, and calves and ankles, and to create a more proportioned figure. Liposuction is not a replacement for proper exercise and diet. Instead, liposuction is a reduction procedure for stubborn areas where fat accumulates. When used on several areas of the body simultaneously, liposuction can provide a well proportioned body appearance.

Ideal surgical candidates are those already in good physical condition, but having stubborn areas that do not respond to diet and exercise. Liposuction can be done under general anesthesia with the patient asleep or under local anesthesia where the area is numb and the patient remains awake. Through a tiny incision, a narrow tube or cannula is gently inserted and used to vacuum out the fatty tissue beneath the skin. I then determine the amount of fat to be removed by massaging the skin and squeezing the tissue. After eliminating the excess fat, the incisions are closed with small stitches and then I apply a compression dressing or a bandage to the areas in order to prevent bleeding, reduce swelling, and support the affected area.

There are several different types of liposuction procedures such as tumescent or ultrasound liposuction. These have developed as a result of recent advancements in new technologies. Together, we can discuss which methods are best during the initial consultation visit. Liposuction can last from 30 minutes to several hours depending upon the amount of fat to be removed. Liposuction surgery is an excellent procedure that can benefit those who want to remove unattractive fatty deposits.

New techniques allow for faster recovery from liposuction procedures. The length of the recovery will depend on how extensive an operation the patient undergoes. Generally, post-operative instructions offer plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and reduce the recovery time. A support garment may need to be worn for several weeks after the surgery depending upon which areas are selected to utilize the liposuction procedure. Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with surgery which can be treated effectively with oral pain medication. If you have any questions along the way, just hit the contact tab and we'll be happy to get back to you very quickly.

Liposuction Procedures, Target Areas, and Recovery Instructions

Dr. Schreiber discusses lipo sculpture and who is an ideal candidate. Information is also shared on body areas where lipo sculpture can be used effectively, as well as anesthesia used during surgery and post-op instructions.