A liposuction procedure is an excellent way to remove excess fat cells from certain areas of the body to sculpt and improve body contours. While it is no substitute for diet and exercise, our plastic surgeon can perform liposuction to safely and effectively refine the look of specific areas of the body that are resistant to weight reduction and toning efforts.
Liposuction, also known by the colloquial term "lipo," involves the removal of excess fat through a minimally invasive procedure. As the most common plastic surgery procedure administered in the United States, liposuction is performed on hundreds of thousands of patients each year. By safely drawing fat out of your "problem areas," our plastic surgeon can artfully re-contour fatty parts of the body such as the buttocks, thighs, abdomen, chin, hips or upper arms with quick precision. A liposuction can be performed on its own, or it can be used in conjunction with other plastic surgery procedures such as a tummy tuck, facelift, or breast reduction.
Liposuction is performed under local or general anesthesia, to ensure treatment is comfortable and pain-free. After making a minor incision, a surgical vacuum or syringe that is attached to a cannula targets and withdraws excess concentrations of fat lying between the skin and muscle layers. With a liposuction procedure, we can remove stubborn fat from many different areas of the body to produce a more sculpted and thinner looking physique. When used with facial plastic surgery procedures, liposuction can help to slim and refine the appearance of the jawline, chin, and upper neck.
At your cosmetic surgery consultation, we’ll discuss your areas of concern and determine which type of liposuction procedure is best suited to achieve your aesthetic goals.