Liposuction is one of the top tried-and-true procedures in the U.S. and continues to deliver outstanding body contouring results nationwide. While diet and exercise can help melt fat throughout the body, no workout can spot treat specific areas of concern. By undergoing liposuction, patients can target pockets of stubborn, localized fat to obtain the contours they desire. Dr. William Carpenter regularly performs liposuction to give his patients the gorgeous, chiseled body aesthetic of their dreams. During your liposuction consultation, Dr. Carpenter will assess your condition and devise a surgical plan that is tailored to your unique anatomy and goals.
Liposuction Can Achieve...
Liposuction is designed to refine the curves of the body to create a smoother, more alluring physique. This fat reduction procedure intricately sculpts body contours, revealing a slender and fitter-looking figure.
Due to the versatile nature of the procedure, liposuction can be customized to each patient’s specific cosmetic goals. With liposuction, patients can pinpoint problem areas to eliminate pockets of fat that resist diet and exercise efforts.
Having stubborn fat deposits can have detrimental effects on one’s self-confidence and happiness. By removing unwanted localized fat with liposuction, patients can enjoy a slimmer silhouette and an enhanced quality of life.
Personalized Liposuction Options
Liposuction can restore a more harmonious contour to the following areas:
- Inner thighs
- Outer thighs
- Lateral chest
- Upper arms
Typically, general anesthesia is used during liposuction surgery. However, local anesthesia and sedation may be appropriate for procedures that require minor correction. Sterile tumescent fluid is injected into the treatment area to facilitate the sculpting process and minimize postoperative side effects. A thin, hollow tube (cannula) is inserted into the target area to remove localized excess fat using suction technology. The remaining tissue is sculpted with the cannula to produce smooth and pleasing contours.
Liposuction is commonly performed alongside other cosmetic procedures to achieve optimal results. It can be combined with:
Because liposuction is an outpatient procedure, patients can return home shortly after surgery. Patients are provided with thorough aftercare instructions that detail incision care, medication use, and physical limitations. It is recommended to walk as soon as possible to avoid blood clots and promote circulation, but patients must abstain from strenuous activity for four to six weeks. Residual swelling is expected to resolve within three to six weeks, and wearing the necessary compression garments during recovery will help with the healing process.
While there may be scarring with any surgical procedure, the incisions created during liposuction are tiny. Any scars that do form are likely to fade over time until they are imperceivable.
The cost of liposuction surgery depends on many factors, such as technique, the extent of correction needed, surgical fees, geographical location, and anesthesia fees. During your consultation, Dr. Carpenter will calculate a cost estimate that reflects the details of your surgical plan.
Liposuction patients can expect some soreness following the procedure, but it should subside within a few days. Dr. Carpenter will prescribe or recommend pain medication to help manage any discomfort.
Before & After
Most liposuction patients can return to work within a week or earlier after the procedure, depending on the extent of the procedure.
Liposuction permanently removes targeted fat cells for lasting results. However, subsequent weight gain, pregnancy, and aging can affect the outcome of the procedure. Adopting a healthy lifestyle can help you preserve your liposuction results for many years.
Patients are advised to quit smoking and all tobacco use for at least two weeks before surgery. It is also recommended to avoid anti-inflammatory medication and supplements.