Liposuction

Liposuction is most commonly recommended for men and women of normal weight who simply want to improve their body contour. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes deposits of excess fat from specific areas of the body, face or neck. Liposuction can be used to slim the hips and thighs, flatten the abdomen, shape the calves and ankles or eliminate a double chin. Although liposuction is not a treatment for obesity, it can permanently alter body proportion and is sometimes the only way to eliminate fat deposits that do not respond to diet and exercise. Patients with good skin elasticity will achieve the smoothest contour after fat is removed. Both conventional and ultrasonic liposuction are usually employed together. Tumescent fluid is used for the safest results. For more information regarding liposuction, please contact our office. We will be happy to send you a detailed brochure on the procedure.

Caption A

Liposuction patient shown before surgery with bulging hips, thighs and buttocks.

 

 

Caption B

Short incisions are made through the skin to introduce the instrument that will remove fat in the shaded areas. A similar technique may be used to remove localized fat deposits from other areas of the body.

 

Caption C

A long, hollow tube with an opening at one end is inserted. At the tube’s opposite end, a vacuum pressure unit suctions off fat. Ultrasonic energy sometimes may be used to liquefy fat before it is removed.

 

Caption D

The postoperative patient with slimmed lower body contour.

 

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