Liposuction Surgery

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Information about Liposuction Surgery:

Do you suffer from stubborn fat deposits that diet and exercise just can’t seem to eliminate? Are you tired of localized fat preventing you from having the slim and toned body contours you desire?

Liposuction treats unwanted fat to help you achieve a toned and fit physique. Safe and effective, liposuction is the quickest and most reliable procedure to reduce fat and highlight the contours of your body. Call us today for more information about liposuction and other body contouring options at Plastic Surgeons of Lexington. Our Lexington office welcomes patients from across Kentucky.

What Can Liposuction Achieve?

A flatter stomach

Liposuction to the abdominal area is one of the top fat removal procedures. Fat accumulation on the stomach affects the types of clothes you can wear and can become frustrating when the ab work you perform in the gym don’t yield the firm abdominal contours you imagined. Gaining a flatter stomach through liposuction helps your physique appear more fit and toned, helping you feel fabulous when you look in the mirror.

Shapely hips, thighs, and buttocks

With diet and exercise alone, you often cannot control where body fat will be reduced. Fat is often eliminated from areas we want it to stay, and it stubbornly remains in areas where we wish to slim. Shaping the hips, thighs, and buttocks with liposuction will help you achieve tailored results that best highlight your body’s natural curvature.

Slimmer arms

Fat accumulation on the arms can lead to a flabby, unattractive appearance. Liposuction eliminates fat from along the arms to reveal a slimmer, more toned arm appearance. Liposuction ensures that fat is removed from your biggest problem areas such as at the armpit, the underside of the upper arm, and around the elbows.

Reduction of a double chin

A fatty double chin can create a round facial appearance or significantly age your face. Liposuction ensures proper fat removal from around the face. Helping to create a more graceful neck silhouette and shaping your face.

Liposuction Procedure

At the site of your liposuction, incisions are discreetly placed in areas that are easily concealed. A fluid is injected to help loosen fat for a more comfortable removal and a cannula, which is a thin, hollow tube, is then inserted into the incisions. Gentle suction removes fat, and your surgeon can tailor your fat removal to enhance curves or create a better definition in the treatment area. Once completed, your incisions are closed and a compression garment is applied to minimize swelling.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a good candidate for liposuction?

Patients with excess fat deposits and good skin elasticity are ideal candidates for liposuction. However, if you have skin laxity, you may want to combine your liposuction with a body contouring procedure, such as a tummy tuck, to remove excess skin for better results.

How long will it take to recover from liposuction?

You will need to limit your physical activities for three to four weeks following your liposuction. During this time, you will need to wear your compression garment to minimize swelling and help recondition your skin for better results. Most patients return to work within the week. Most major swelling should subside within six weeks, after which your final results will be visible.

Will I have any visible scars following liposuction?

Liposuction typically uses very fine incisions that are placed in easily concealed locations, which doesn’t result in any visible scarring. However, every patient heals differently, and it is possible for scarring to develop. These scars will likely fade over time.

Is liposuction painful?

An anesthetic will be used during your liposuction for a painless treatment. During your recovery, oral pain medication can be used to control any associated discomfort.

How much does liposuction cost?

The cost of liposuction varies greatly depending on where the surgery is performed geographically. The national average surgeon fee for liposuction in 2014, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), was $2,971. This amount does not include operating room fees or anesthesia fees.

Contact Plastic Surgeons of Lexington today to learn more about your liposuction options. You can complete the form on this page or call 859-276-3883 to schedule a consultation.

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