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
Bilateral Mentor Moderate Profile Plus Textured Implants placed
Right Size: 300cc
Left Size: 275cc
Right Flank: 800cc
Left Flank: 800cc
Female, 37 yo, Latina
Liposuction of Arms
Arms 200cc each
Remove Breast Implants and Scar Revision; Revision Liposuction Abdomen; Revision Liposuction Thighs- Inner; Revision Liposuction Mid-Back (Bra-strap); Revision Liposuction Lower Back; Revision Liposuction Hips; Fat Transfer to Breasts; Revision Liposuction Super pubic area
Amount Transferred: 810cc to each breast
Liposuction Area: 300cc back, 850cc left flank, 600cc right flank, 650cc left thigh, 500cc right thigh, 850cc abdomen,
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
- Face and Neck
Often times this procedure is combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as a facelift, breast reduction or tummy tuck, to achieve maximum results.
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.