Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the United States. Recent advances have made it possible to do this procedure with minimum blood loss and to fine tune the aesthetic results. This procedure involves infiltration of the area of interest with a solution that lessens blood loss and suctioning fat with different size canulas. It will require few very small incisions that are usually imperceptible. Liposuction can be performed on most areas; however, men often opt for sculpting the abdomen, flanks and chest. After surgery you can expect some oozing from the sites for a day or so and usual bruising and swelling. In order to optimize the outcome by reducing swelling faster and allowing the skin to scar down in a desirable fashion, patients have to wear a compression garment for 4 to 6 weeks.
There is a limit to how much fat can be suctioned out safely. Therefore the slimmer patients are prior to this procedure, the better their outcome as the plastic surgeon is able to do more before reaching the limits. As such, liposuction is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. To the contrary it is for fine tuning and reducing stubborn fat after diet and exercise have failed. As in any body contouring procedures, your weight must be stable and you must have a plan to maintain it. Any significant weight changes could alter the aesthetic outcome.
Dr. Gordon H. Sasaki
Triple Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Few plastic surgeons can match Dr. Sasaki's combination of expertise, compassion, and experience. He's a distinguished educator and a renowned innovator whose work and research have influenced a generation of plastic surgeons. Dr. Sasaki will work with you to make the improvements you desire.
For patients interested in improving cellulitis and less invasive procedure such as freezing fat (CoolSculpting) please refer to Advanced Nurse Injection, Laser, and Device Center.Back to Top