Liposuction is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures. It is a minimally invasive procedure that removed unwanted fat and can be used to help shape and sculpt the body.
Areas commonly treated include the abdomen, flanks, back, lateral breast, arms, under the chin, hips, thighs and upper arms.
By removing unwanted fat and sculpting your body you can achieve a firmer and leaner silhouette.
Liposuction is frequently combined with breast augmentation or reduction, abdominoplasty, facelift or butt augmentation.
The removed fat can also be processed and placed in areas that may need it! The most common areas for fat transfer are the breast, buttock and face.
Liposuction is not an effective means for weight loss. A stable diet and exercise regimen is recommended to be in place prior to having any liposuction performed. It is best to be at a stable healthy weight.
Ideal candidates are healthy men and women who desire improvements in the following:
- Excess abdominal fat
- Improved abdominal contour
Preparing for your Procedure
As with any procedure, you should stop any medication or supplements that are not essential for 10-14 days prior to decrease your risk of bleeding complications. Please refer to your list of medications to avoid and always check with your Doctor prior to stopping medications.
Liposuction requires small incisions to remove the unwanted fat through. Dr. Butz will hide these carefully to minimize scarring. Dr. Butz will discuss the details of the procedure with you during the consultation.
The procedure is performed in an accredited outpatient surgery center with the assistance of an anesthesiologist. A compression garment will be in place for the first 6-8 weeks after the procedure. You may have some numbness and swelling on the abdomen for several weeks to months. This is normal and will improve with time. You should avoid rigorous exercise for at least 2 weeks and avoid lifting anything heavier than a gallon of milk. We always encourage you to be up and walking several times throughout the day.
Location: Outpatient. Possible overnight.
Recovery Time: 2-3 weeks
Schedule a consultation today to discuss your concerns and learn about your potential treatment options.