Liposuction is a procedure used to refine the body's contour with the removal of fat deposits beneath the skin. Fat cells are permanently removed from the directed area, and this results in a thinner, more sculpted physique. Liposuction (lipo) is sometimes done in conjunction with a facelift, thigh lift, breast reduction or tummy tuck. Liposuction may reduce fat deposits in the following areas:
- Cheeks, chin and neck
- Upper arms and back
- Breast or chest area
- Abdomen and waist
- Hips, thighs, inner knee, buttocks, calves and ankles
What are my first steps?A consultation with one of the physicians at the Plastic Surgery Center is your essential first step to learn how liposuction can improve your appearance. If you're ready to schedule your consultation and discuss your liposuction in more detail, call us at 316.688.7500 or request your consultation online today.
Am I a candidate for liposuction?You are a candidate for liposuction if you are a man or woman in good physical health, yet have areas of excess, stubborn fat that resist your diet and exercise efforts. Having firm and elastic skin results in a better final contour and enhanced look. It is important to note that liposuction is not a substitute for weight reduction. Liposuction is intended to remove excess fat in "problem areas" and must be supplemented by a healthy diet and exercise plan in order to maintain results. This procedure is not intended for the primary purpose of weight loss, although some weight may be lost during the process.
Describe the technique.At the Plastic Surgery Center, our physicians use power assisted liposuction or PAL. While there are various technologies that can be used in liposuction, each technique has its own characteristics, and is usually a matter of technical preference of the surgeons.
Where will my surgery be performed?Your surgery may be performed in our accredited ambulatory surgical suite or a hospital. The method of anesthesia will be based on requirements of your specific procedure and considerations of your preference as well as your surgeon's. At the Plastic Surgery Center, your safety and comfort are very important. Your surgeon will also give you certain preoperative care instructions. While we have included some on our website, they are not a substitute for your physician's instructions.
Liposuction Recovery Time and ExpectationsYour initial healing may include swelling, numbness, soreness and bruising that can be controlled with medication. Your wound may take 5-10 days to heal, and your healing will continue for several weeks. Your physician will provide you with more specific post op instructions. We have included some basic instructions on our website, but they should not be a substitute for your physician's specific guidelines.
LiposuctionYour swelling may continue for several months as your new contours continue to develop. You will enjoy your slimmer, better-proportioned body as long as you maintain your weight, eat healthy and exercise.
Financing Your ProcedureIt's something you've always wanted to do, but something else was always there to hold you back. Well, not anymore. We offer CareCredit, a card designed specifically for your health and beauty needs. CareCredit can help you move forward with getting the procedure you've always wanted. With convenient monthly payment options, no up-front costs and no prepayment penalties you can get your procedure sooner.
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