Many of us carry stubborn pockets of fat that persist despite diet or exercise. Liposuction is a sculpting technique that was created to recontour areas of excess fat. It is an effective and predictable method for improving the contour of areas such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, chin, arm, neck, buttocks, ankles, and knees, and is sometimes known as liposculpting. The result is the firmer, more toned body of your youth.
During your liposuction procedure, Dr. Fisher will make tiny incisions in the area to be treated. She will then use a cannula, which is a small stainless steel tube, to suction away the fat deposits that reside between your skin and your muscle.
Liposuction is performed as an outpatient procedure, and although you can expect some swelling and bruising, you may return to work the next day. You will need to wear a compression garment over the treated area for three weeks, 24 hours a day, and then at night for an additional three weeks.
Most patients will see a significant improvement in the treated area immediately, although it can take up to six months for your final results to be fully revealed as swelling resolves.
Liposuction is an effective way to improve body contour, but is not a weight loss technique. Patients often feel much better about their appearance after smoothing stubborn fat deposits and are then motivated to exercise and eat right.
Liposuction can be performed alone or in conjunction with other procedures such as a breast lift, breast augmentation and tummy tuck as part of a “Mommy Makeover.” Dr. Fisher prefers to think of this combination of procedures as “post-maternity reconstructive surgery,” because it restores both the form and function of a woman’s body.
To find out more about liposuction, or any other procedure, call our office to schedule your consultation.