Liposuction

Men and women are both prone to accumulating stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. Excess fat deposits may prevent you from achieving the body contour you desire. Unwanted fatty tissue can contribute to a flabby, undefined appearance, which may prevent you from feeling comfortable and confident in your body. Liposuction is designed to permanently eliminate fat and provide a leaner, more toned body contour.

How can liposuction help?

Liposuction uses vacuum suction technology to remove fat from a wide range of areas on the body. In the right hands, liposuction can target specific areas for highly customized fat removal that enhances your body’s natural contours. While there are various liposuction techniques and technologies, Dr. Wilson prefers to utilize VASERlipo® to achieve more dramatic results that are safer and more effective for patients.

Benefits of VASERlipo®

What Areas Does Liposuction Treat?

Liposuction concerns

Frequently asked questions

To ensure patient safety and comfort, most liposuction is performed with the patient under general anesthesia.
As with any surgery, there are some risks involved with liposuction. These are rare and include anesthesia risks, numbness, damage to deeper structures, deep vein thrombosis, fluid accumulation, infection, irregularities in contour, loose skin, worsening of cellulite, swelling, and bruising. All of these will be further discussed with you during your initial consultation.
Your liposuction procedure time will vary depending on the amount of fat being removed and the number of areas being treated. A liposuction procedure can take two hours or more. If you are undergoing an additional combination procedure, such as fat grafting or tummy tuck surgery, you can expect a longer surgery time. You will be under anesthesia throughout your surgery for your comfort and safety.
Ideal candidates for liposuction are in good health, do not smoke, and have realistic expectations of the procedure. Those who experience the best results are at or near their ideal weight and have maintained it for at least three months. If you have sagging skin in your area of concern, a body lifting procedure, such as a tummy tuck, will likely provide you with better results since liposuction does not remove excess skin.

Prior to your procedure, you may be advised to get closer to your ideal weight. This tends to result in more positive, lasting results. Liposuction works best on healthy individuals who have been unable to lose their final fat pockets through diet and exercise. To help ensure a healthy procedure and healing process, you may also be advised to:

  • Refrain from smoking for at least six weeks
  • Avoid drinking alcohol for at least two weeks
  • Temporarily stop taking certain blood-thinning medications and supplements
  • Start taking on healthy eating and exercise habits

During your consultation, Dr. Wilson will give you detailed instructions on how to prepare for your surgery. Following these instructions closely can help to reduce risk both during and after your liposuction procedure.

Liposuction is not intended to be a procedure for weight loss. In fact, the average amount of weight lost from the procedure is about five pounds. The goal of liposuction is to streamline the appearance of someone who is near their ideal body shape but has stubborn areas of fat that do not seem to go away despite their best efforts.
If you have poor skin elasticity or any sagging skin in your abdomen, a tummy tuck may be a better option for you. A mini tummy tuck will address loose skin and excess fat in the lower abdomen only, while a traditional tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat from the entire abdomen and also tightens loose abdominal muscles.
Yes. Liposuction is one of the best procedures for controlled fat removal, and so liposuction is often used during body contouring procedures, such as the Mommy Makeover and the Brazilian Butt Lift. If you would like to get liposuction in combination with another procedure, Dr. Wilson will be able to determine if the procedures can be performed at the same time or separately.
Results from liposuction are permanent unless you become pregnant or you greatly fluctuate in weight. Even if you do gain weight, it will be distributed in a more appealing way than if you had never gotten the procedure. Liposuction does not improve skin quality, nor does it prevent or remove wrinkles and stretch marks. Those who choose liposuction enjoy their more slender physique and increased confidence almost immediately after the procedure.
Liposuction is great for removing stubborn pockets of fat, but it cannot prevent additional weight fluctuations which will negatively affect your results. Maintaining your weight with a healthy diet and consistent exercise will help you to prevent stubborn fat pockets from returning.

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