Liposuction and Liposuction Surgery
Liposuction is a safe and effective procedure where excess fat deposits are permanently removed from certain areas on the patient’s body.* Liposuction surgery can be used as a stand-alone procedure or it can be used in conjunction with other procedures to enhance results. With liposuction, Dr. Weiler is able to focus on the problem areas to help sculpt and contour the shape of the body.*
Areas Commonly Treated with Liposuction:
- Flanks (Love Handles)
Dr. Weiler will make a series of small incisions where the liposuction will be performed. All incisions are made in areas which hide well underneath swimsuits and clothing. A long, thin tube, called a cannula, will be inserted through the incision and a saline solution is instilled to assist in breaking up and removing the fat cells.
Your Surgical Experience
Liposuction is performed at Weiler Plastic Surgery on an outpatient basis. Depending on the areas to be treated with liposuction, this procedure can be performed either under general anesthesia or with local anesthesia. Patients will need someone to drive them home after the surgery and have someone stay with them for a day or two after surgery. A garment is applied after surgery and should be worn for four to six weeks.
All current medications you are currently taking will be reviewed at your preoperative appointment and we will inform you if anything you are taking will need to be stopped prior to surgery.
Are You A Good Candidate For Liposuction?
- Any area with excess fat can be treated with liposuction.
- Liposuction can tighten the skin, however, if severe excess skin is present, a skin removal or skin tightening procedure may be recommended.
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The Consultation Process
Dr. Weiler and his office staff will assist in making your surgical experience as easy and comfortable as possible. You will be able to discuss your areas of concern and goals for liposuction surgery. A physical exam will be done to access your areas of concern and you will be given a recommendation for the most effective procedure to meet and exceed your expressed goals.* At Weiler Plastic Surgery, we’d like for you to take as much time as you need to have all of your questions answered. Your satisfaction, desires, and goals are our primary concern.
What to Expect After Surgery
Most patients follow up somewhere between two to seven days, depending on the amount of liposuction performed. You may shower 24 hours after your procedure, but must wear the garment while showering for the first week following your surgery. You should expect some swelling and bruising initially, which will subside over the next couple of weeks. At your one week follow-up, liposuction sutures will be removed and further instructions will be addressed for your optimal recovery.
Post-Op Activity Restrictions
Recovery is relatively quick after liposuction. Most patients are typically ready to go back to work after a couple of days. However, recovery time can vary depending on the extensiveness of the procedure and the areas treated.* There are no restrictions after liposuction. Dr. Weiler encourages his patients to get back to a regular routine as soon as possible.