If you have ever tried to lose weight, you will have experienced how some localized deposits of fat simply refuse to cooperate. You may have healthy eating habits, and you may exercise regularly, but they just won’t go away. Thankfully, we can treat even these obstinate areas with a surgical procedure called liposuction.
How Liposuction Works
Liposuction removes fat deposits beneath the skin using a thin tube called a cannula. We insert the tube through small, inconspicuous incisions in your skin and loosen the deposits by moving the cannula back and forth. Finally, we extract the loosened fat with a surgical vacuum or syringe.
Under local or general anesthetic, we can perform liposuction on any part of your body, including your abdomen and waist; your thighs, hips, and buttocks; your arms, neck, back, or chest.
It is important to understand that liposuction is neither a cure for obesity nor a substitute for a healthy lifestyle: it cannot reduce fat like a good diet or regular exercise can. But if you do both of those things and those stubborn deposits of fat insist on staying put, liposuction can offer long-lasting results.*
*Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.
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General or local with sedation
Temporary Swelling, Bruising, Some Pain, Bleeding, Infection, Incomplete Improvement, Contour Irregularity
Back to work: 1 week. More strenuous activity: 2-3 weeks
1-3 months for swelling to completely resolve*
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