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Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty or just “lipo,” is a popular fat reduction treatment. Each year millions of women and men turn to liposuction to reshape stubborn areas that resist diet and exercise. When performed by a skilled surgeon, liposuction is safe and effective, and reductions in fat can look natural and produce long-lasting results.
Dr. Martin employs the most modern advancements in technology and technique to make lipo surgery safer, more effective, and less invasive than ever before. This includes “tumescent lipo.” Before removing the excess fat, Dr. Martin will inject a sterile solution into the targeted fat tissue. This solution is known as tumescent fluid. It consists of saltwater, lidocaine, and epinephrine. The saltwater breaks up the fat cells for easier removal. The lidocaine acts as a local anesthetic to decrease post-op discomfort. Epinephrine acts as a vasoconstrictor, causing blood vessels to constrict (or shrink.) This reduces blood loss, swelling, and bruising.
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Liposuction before and after pictures depict real patients and are chosen to represent examples of achievable results. Depending on your anatomy and candidacy, Dr. Martin can help guide you to your body shaping goals.
There are different types of liposuction, such as laser-assisted liposuction (“laser lipo,” or “liposuction laser”) and power-assisted liposuction (PAL.) At Concierge Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, we use power-assisted liposuction. During your consultation, Dr. Martin, will discuss our liposuction technique and best suited approach for your situation and aesthetic goals. Nevertheless, all liposuction techniques follow the same basic principles.
Liposuction contours the body by removing excess fat. The fat is removed through a thin, hollow tube that is inserted into the body through small incisions. This tube is known as a cannula. The cannula is attached to a special machine that generates energy to help break up and remove fat tissue. During the procedure, the cannula is inserted into the target area and moved back and forth to loosen the fat cells. The cannula both breaks up the fat and suctions the fat out of the body. The machine leaves the surrounding tissue intact. This process is repeated until the desired amount of fat has been removed.
Compared to traditional liposuction, power-assisted liposuction is faster and less invasive. This procedure also creates less trauma to the surrounding tissues, which promotes faster healing. It is important to remember that power-assisted liposuction is a surgical procedure and should only be performed by a qualified medical professional. Patients should also follow post-operative instructions to ensure a successful recovery.
Lipo can generally target any deposit of excess fat. Popular treatment areas include:
This surgery is an outpatient procedure. Expect some temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, and/or tenderness in the treatment area. A compression garment should be worn to reduce swelling and aid in healing. Strenuous activity should be limited for several weeks after your surgery to allow your body time to heal. However, most patients choose to return to work within several days.
As with any cosmetic surgery, individual experiences may vary. * Swelling typically subsides within several weeks. However, swelling may take several months to dissipate completely.
Unlike weight loss treatments, which reduce the size of fat cells, lipo removes fat cells from the body. Once fat cells are removed, they do not grow back. This leads to long-lasting results. However, if you gain significant weight after lipo, it may affect the overall aesthetic of your results.
You will typically start seeing results from liposuction within a few weeks to a few months after the procedure. During this time, your body will be healing and adjusting to the changes made by the surgery, which will cause a reduction in swelling and fluid retention. You may notice that areas of your body where fat was removed appear slimmer and more contoured.
Liposuction cost in Chicago varies per patient. Numerous factors affect lipo prices. To determine how much liposuction will cost you, schedule a consultation. After a physical assessment, we will discuss prices in detail and customize a treatment plan that meets your needs and matches your budget. We will also discuss financing options and other ways to save on lipo cost.
Liposuction before and after pictures demonstrate the natural enhancement that women and men across the country are enjoying with this procedure. Of course, as with any cosmetic surgery, results may vary. The best way to ensure optimal outcomes is by selecting a skilled and experienced surgeon to perform this technique sensitive procedure.
No, liposuction will not help you lose weight. Lipoplasty is a body contouring procedure. It is not a weight-loss treatment and is not intended to treat obesity. Optimal results are most likely with patients who are at a stable weight.
Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that can help get rid of excess body fat, but it is not a guaranteed solution for cellulite. Cellulite is caused by pockets of fat that push against connective tissues under the skin and can result in a dimpled or lumpy appearance. While liposuction can remove some fat from the affected area, it does not address the underlying cause of cellulite. Some patients see a temporary improvement in the appearance of their cellulite following liposuction, but others may not see any change at all. Therefore, it is important to discuss your goals and expectations with Dr. Martin before deciding on any treatment option for cellulite.
With the aid of tumescent fluid, you may only require local anesthesia, depending on the
scope of your operation. This contrasts with general anesthesia, which puts the patient completely under (asleep) for the surgery. During your consultation with Dr. Martin, anesthesia options will be discussed thoroughly.
Lipo scars are generally small. Most patients find them to be inconspicuous if not practically invisible. Your surgeon will do their best to minimize scarring and may recommend scar treatments or creams to help diminish any visible marks. Remember to follow your surgeon’s instructions and attend all follow-up appointments to ensure a smooth and successful recovery.
You may be wondering if fat removed with liposuction can come back after the procedure? The short answer is no. Once fat cells have been destroyed through liposuction, those cells cannot grow back. However, we are all born with a set amount of fat cells and so we cannot develop new fat cells. That being said, the remaining fat cells left behind can enlarge and shrink with weight gain or loss.
If you consume excess calories and gain weight after liposuction surgery, your remaining fat cells will store the excess fat. As a result, fat can show up in different parts of your body. To maintain the results of liposuction, it is crucial you stick to a healthy lifestyle that includes a balanced diet and regular exercise. Doing this can prevent you from gaining weight again after liposuction.
In summary, liposuction can help you achieve a more sculpted body shape by removing excess fat cells, but the remaining fat cells can still store excess fat. It is essential to continue a healthy lifestyle to maintain the results of liposuction surgery.
If you long for the confidence that comes with a slimmer, more sculpted figure, liposuction may be right for you. Find out by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Martin of Concierge Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, the premier provider of cosmetic treatments in Chicago, IL. Contact Concierge Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery by filling out the online form below or calling 630-283-1971 today.
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