Liposuction is a popular method of body sculpting that is safe and very effective in trained hands. During the procedure, a narrow cannula, or blunt tube, is inserted beneath the skin through very small incisions. Excess fat can be removed from the abdomen, hips, thighs and knees. Our surgeons use the tumescent technique in which a solution of anesthetic and saline is first injected beneath the skin into the fatty layer. This technique minimizes pain and blood loss, while at the same time producing a more desirable and natural result.
Most patients can return to their normal lifestyle after one week. All patients are instructed to wear a tight-fitting, specialized garment for three to six weeks to help minimize swelling and unevenness. Before surgery you and your surgeon will discuss exactly what areas of the body are to be treated.