Liposuction (Suction Assisted Lipectomy)
Liposuction is the most popular and the safest plastic surgery procedure performed in the United States today. It is an excellent method for reshaping body parts with diet and exercise resistant fat deposits. Liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis (no overnight hospital stay). It can be done under sedation or general anesthesia. Tumescent fluid is first put into the area to be suctioned using a small cannula (thin small tube) followed by suctioning of the fat. Often the VASER is used to help with fat removal and to tighten the skin. The tumescent fluid helps restore the fluid volume in your body making the procedure safer and allowing for more fat to be removed. It also has an agent in it to shrink blood vessels and thus decrease postoperative bruising as well as an anesthetic that helps to make the area numb after the surgery.
Typical areas in women include the neck, abdomen, inner/outer
thighs, hips and upper arms. For men the chest, abdominal
area and neck are the most commonly requested areas.
Pain after the surgery is not sharp and feels more like a
bruise or soreness of the muscles. Drains are not typically
needed, but are used in some cases. A compression garment
is worn for one week after the procedure to help mold
the area and allow the soft tissue to adhere to the underlying
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