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Liposuction

Liposuction is a very popular procedure that is used to remove localized areas of fat from the body and help give patients a slimmer, more balanced look. Recently, new technology and improved techniques have vastly improved the amount of pain commonly associated with liposuction procedures. Dr. Barrett has extensive experience in performing liposuction and has maintained beautiful cosmetic results for his patients.

BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS

Case #5697

Female, 40yo, Caucasian
Lollipop Breast Lift
Bilateral lollipop mastopexy, Liposuction of abdomen, flanks, and inner thighs
Fat Transfer to Breasts
Fat Transferred In:
Right Breast: 300cc
Left Breast: 330cc

Case #6712

Female, 35 yo, Caucasian
Liposuction of Upper Arms
Right Arm: 200cc
Left Arm: 200cc

Case #5510

Female, 37yo, Caucasian
Abdominoplasty
Liposuction flanks 1700 removed from each flank
Abdomen 200cc

Candidates for Liposuction

The ideal candidate for liposuction is in good overall health and maintains a healthy life, but has one or more problem areas with unresponsive fat deposits. It is important for patients to remember that liposuction cannot be used as a means for substantial weight loss. It is instead used to remove excess fat in localized areas after the patient has attempted other traditional weight loss methods.

Common treatment areas for Liposuction include:

  • Thighs and Knees
  • Abdomen and Flanks
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Hips
  • Neck
  • Buttocks
  • Chest
  • Face and Neck
  • Calves
  • Ankles

Often times this procedure is combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as a facelift, breast reduction or tummy tuck, to achieve maximum results.

 

Liposuction Surgery–Procedure

Liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis under local or general anesthetic, depending on the area being treated and the amount of fat that will be removed. Dr. Barrett will make several tiny incisions in the treated area, and a fine cannula is then inserted through the incisions to suction out the fat. Few to no stitches are needed after liposuction since the incisions are small enough to heal on their own.

 

Liposuction Surgery–Recovery and Results

Common side effects of the procedure include mild swelling, bruising and discomfort in the treated area. Compression garments or elastic bandages can be used to help reduce these symptoms while healing takes place. Patients usually can return to work and regular activities within a few days. Strenuous activities such as exercise should be avoided for a few weeks. Dr. Barrett will give you special instructions on how to care for your treated area and reduce any complications after the procedure.

As long as a healthy, active lifestyle is maintained, results of the liposuction surgery can be permanent. If significant weight is gained after this procedure however, the results may be altered. After surgery, patients will experience gradual visible results as healing occurs and as swelling and bruising subside. It could take several months for the complete surgery results to be recognized.

To learn more about the liposuction procedure, we encourage you to call us and schedule a consultation with Dr. Barrett.

The information about liposuction was reviewed by Dr. Daniel Barrett. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us using our contact form below.

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