LIPOSUCTION (FAT REMOVAL)
Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty (“fat modeling”), liposculpture suction lipectomy or simply lipo (“suction-assisted fat removal”) is a cosmetic surgery operation that removes fat from many different sites on the human body. Areas affected can range from the abdomen, thighs and buttocks, to the neck, backs of the arms and elsewhere. Liposuction/liposculpture can make amazing changes to your body and self image. Liposculpture implies sculpting body areas by aspirating fat through small inconspicuous incisions. Body sculpting refers to a group of procedures designed to tighten skin as well as to remove fat. These include breast lift, tummy tucks, inner thigh and buttock lifts. Liposculpture is performed using local anesthesia and (tumescent) saline solution is infused through tiny incisions to liquefy the fat and decrease bleeding. A 3 mm cannula is used to smoothly remove the fat and sculpt the desired areas. Minimal pain and bruising allow you to return to exercise and work in 2-3 days. You begin to notice changes in one week. A compression garment is worn for one month. Two months after the procedure you will have achieved most of the improvement. Areas treated will not be problems again. Improving your eating and exercise habits will improve your contour. Often a lipo procedure will motivate you to take better care of yourself. You deserve to look and feel great! Liposculpture of the “double chin” area in the upper neck and lower facial jowls is highly successful in defining the jaw line and neckline. This relatively painless office procedure is accomplished with local anesthesia and mild sedation. Fat is suctioned away through 3mm incisions below the chin. Results are noticeable in one week. Significant improvements are seen by four weeks. This procedure will often give more results than a face/neck lift especially in the younger patient with excess fat or the wide face/neck. The fat harvested may be used to fill the hollows below the eyelids, cheeks and jaw line jowls. Contact our office to schedule an appointment for our Summer Special, liposuction for $2000/area. We have begun to use the Smart Lipo Sidelaze Laser to tighten neck and arm skin. Swelling and bruising have been minimized to 5-7 days with significantly improved results seen at one week.
Cellulaze is a new Laser designed to improve mild to moderate cellulite by flattening bulges, releasing depressions and thickening the skin of the thighs. Performed with a 1.5 mm Laser fiber under local anesthesia significant results are noticeable at 3 months lasting for over 3 years. No other treatment has been able to duplicate these results. More severe cellulite can be improved with lipo injection and liposculpture.