What is Liposuction?
Despite living a healthy lifestyle that prioritizes physical activity and proper nutrition, some people may still have trouble with stubborn, unwanted fat and disproportionate body contours. This can often be attributed to hereditary traits rather than lack of weight control or exercise. Liposuction is a procedure that slims and defines localized areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits. The result is improved body contours and an enhanecd self-image.
Liposuction techniques can be used to reduce fat in the:
- Hips and buttocks
- Abdomen and waist
- Upper arms
- Inner knee
- Chest area
- Cheeks, chin, and neck
- Calves and ankles
In some cases, liposuction is performed alone; in other cases it is used along with additional plastic surgery procedures such as a facelift, breast reduction, or tummy tuck
What is it not?
Liposuction is not a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise and is not treatment for obesity. It cannot effectively treat cellulite or correct loose, baggy skin.
Is Liposuction right for me?
If you are physically healthy and at a stable weight but want to get rid of stubborn fat that nutrition and exercise alone have not fixed, Liposuction may be for you!
Ideal candidates for this procedure:
- Individuals with a relatively stable weight
- healthy individuals with no pre-existing medical conditions that could impair healing or increase the risk of surgery
- Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic goals for the results of a liposuction
- Individuals who will continue to lead a healthy lifestyle, including nutrition and physical activity, after surgery.
Dr. Holland works closely with each patient to set realistic expectations and long-term success and happiness based on each individual’s body type, health history and lifestyle.
Liposuction may not be for someone who is planning on substantial weight loss in the future. If this describes you, it may be best to postpone your liposuction procedure, but if you’re not sure or have questions, we encourage you to give us a call, schedule a consultation and receive personal advice and care from Dr. Holland.
How much does Liposuction cost?
The cost for abdominoplasty varies from practice to practice and with a handful of variables. During your consultation, you’ll want to make sure you are taking into account the following costs:
- Surgeon’s fee
- Hospital or surgical facility fees
- Anesthesia fees
- Prescriptions for medication
- Post-surgery garments
- Medical tests
Ok, I'm in. What should I expect?
Step 1: Schedule a consultation!
At your consultation, be prepared to discuss realistic expectations based on your unique build, genetics, history and lifestyle. You may be asked to get pre-surgical lab testing, medication evaluation and to stop smoking if you are a smoker. Liposuction does require anesthesia and you will receive specific pre- and post-operative instructions from your surgeon.