Liposuction

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Liposuction

Liposuction

Liposuction is a surgical procedure designed to reduce localized collections of fatty tissue, giving your body a slimmer profile and smoother contour.  Not intended as a method for weight loss, liposuction works best when you are at a stable weight, at or close to your ideal body weight.

Dr. Kay’s Approach

During our consultation, Dr. Kay’s will carefully evaluate the area or areas of concern to you, and determine the amount and distribution of the fat as well as the condition of your skin.  The most common areas of the body that respond to liposuction are the abdomen, flanks, hips, buttocks, back, inner and outer thighs, arms and neck.

Liposuction is often misunderstood as a simple procedure without inherent risk.

It should be noted liposuction is a surgery, and every surgery has inherent risks.  In addition, liposuction must be performed with skill and precision in order to achieve a smooth, even appearance without dimpling or wrinkling, which can occur when an area is over-suctioned.  Extensive experience has lead Dr. Kay to opt for the tumescent technique for liposuction, which involves the infusion of fluid to help mobilize the fat before it is suctioned away by small cannulas and a vacuum pump.

When targeting smaller areas, Dr. Kay may suggest twilight sedation, as compared to larger areas that require general anesthesia—both would be administered by a Board Certified Anesthesiologist.  Your safety is always the primary emphasis.

Following surgery, you will wear a compression garment for about 6 weeks in the area that was liposuctioned.  The compression garment makes you feel more comfortable, promotes skin shrinkage and minimizes swelling and bruising.

PROS

  • Liposuction improves the shape of the body by permanently removing stubborn fat not easily eliminated through diet or exercise.

  • Incisions are small and scars are not obvious.

  • sedation time is minimal, reducing overall risk.

CONS

  • Results will likely diminish with weight gain

  • Liposuction is not a “cure” for cellulite.

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