Genetics, childbirth, weight shifts, diet, and the normal process of aging can cause fatty deposits to form along the stomach, thighs, and flanks. These areas look unpleasant, make clothing fit poorly, and can be particularly resistant to diet and exercise. While not a substitute for weight loss, Liposuction is a simple procedure that can assist in the removal of these fat deposits, and restore the body back to an aesthetically pleasing shape.
Liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure that removes excess fat in targeted areas, artfully correcting the shape and contour of the body. A surgical procedure that has been around for years, Liposuction is often referred to as Liposculpture, for its ability to sculpt the form of the body. The procedure is fast, safe, and best of all, provides permanent changes. For optimal satisfaction, Liposuction can be combined with other cosmetic procedures such as a Tummy Tuck, Arm Lift, or Breast Augmentation.
The Liposuction Procedure:
Liposuction is performed in an accredited day surgery center, under general anesthesia.
Tumescent Liposuction is considered the “gold standard” technique for this procedure. It begins with a tumescent injection into the targeted site of fluid containing a local anesthetic, epinephrine, and saline – this assists in numbing, as well as the breaking up of fat. Next, a thin, hollow tube or cannula is inserted through a small incision; moving back and forth to further break up the unwanted tissue. Vacuum suction is finally used to remove the loosened fatty deposits.
After the procedure, dissolving sutures are used to close up the incisions. To keep your healing quarters clean and dry.
The Recovery from Liposuction:
Patients should expect a recovery time of a few days after their Liposuction. A special compression garment is worn the first four to six weeks after surgery, to assist in proper healing.
Patients normally feel well enough to return to work within a few days of their Liposuction procedure. Exercise and heavy lifting should be postponed for two weeks after surgery. Scars from Liposuction are extremely small, well hidden, and will fade over time.
Patients who are considering a Liposuction procedure should make a consultation appointment with Dr. Basile. Here, he will review your medical history, individual physical situation, needs, and personal goals for the future – assisting in the decision if Liposuction is right for you.