Liposuction is a surgical operation that removes excess fatty tissue to slim, reshape, and contour the body. It is one of the most common procedures performed in America today. The procedure can be combined with other cosmetic procedures such as facelifts and tummy tucks.
Liposuction removes fat deposits from most parts of the body, including:
Liposuction is performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Rochlin will make small and discreet incisions in the part of the body being treated and use narrow cannulas to insert the suction device into the body to break up and remove the fatty tissue. The process may take an hour or longer, depending on the size of the area being treated. Following the procedure, most patients experience some minor swelling and discomfort but will notice the results immediately. Once the swelling passes, patients will see the full effect of the liposuction with a smoother, slimmer, and more contoured body.
Patients will enjoy a slimmer figure almost immediately after liposuction. Most patients take about a week off of work to recover from the procedure. Dr. Rochlin will suggest wearing compression garments to support the healing process. Liposuction removes fat cells and tissue from the body, so if the patient gains weight in the future, the fat will deposit on other parts of the body. Liposuction is effective at removing stubborn pockets of fat that do not shrink with diet and exercise. However, liposuction cannot re-contour the body if the issue is caused by other reasons such as a hernia or muscle weakness. If you have questions about liposuction and whether or not you are a suitable candidate for the procedure, make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Rochlin.