Liposuction Morehead City, Jacksonville NC
Liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries. The procedure is used for reshaping specific areas of the body through the removal of fatty deposits that are resistant to other methods. It is not a method to treat obesity.
Improving one’s body image requires a multifaceted approach that includes the correct diet, exercise, possibly medications and sometimes surgery. Body Liposuction removes areas of fatty deposits that are resistant to other methods. Once the fat is removed the skin tightens and shrinks allowing a more defined appearance and a more proportional body shape.
It is important to understand that body Liposuction is not a method to treat obesity and that despite the removal of fat, weight may not change dramatically after surgery.
Body Liposuction is performed through small, inconspicuous incisions into the area to be treated. First, a sterile liquid solution called tumescent solution is infused to reduce bleeding and trauma.
Then a thin hollow tube called a cannula is inserted through these incisions to loosen excess fat using a controlled back and forth motion. The dislodged fat is then suctioned out of the body using a surgical vacuum or syringe attached to the cannula.
The incisions are then closed and you can go home when the effects of the anesthesia have worn off sufficiently. Initially there will be some swelling, discomfort and fluid retention at the site of the body liposuction procedure. When the final result and your new profile become apparent, you should continue a healthy diet and a sensible fitness program to permanently maintain it.
Dr Klainer uses the revolutionary Smartlipo® laser liposuction system and lectures throughout the country on its use. While it is not an appropriate alternative to conventional body Liposuction for all situations, if it is suitable Dr Klainer will explain the advantages of this approach to you.
Still unsure about liposuction or Smartlipo? Dr. Klainer offers both liposuction before and after pictures as well as body Smartlipo before and after pictures to help you make the right decision for you.
Body Liposuction Downtime & Discomfort:
Before your body Liposuction and for your safety, you may be required to undergo some lab tests or a medical evaluation. Certain new medications may be needed or your current medications could be adjusted. Stop smoking well in advance of body liposuction surgery and avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding. Dr Klainer will discuss these matters and the type of anesthesia to be used at your body liposuction pre-op consultation.
Once your body liposuction procedure is completed a compression garment cover is placed over the treatment areas. This helps to control swelling and compress the skin to your new body contours. The length of the recovery period is dependent upon the extent and location of the treatment you have undergone. Some pain and discomfort can be expected but this is easily managed by medications.
Body Liposuction FAQ:
Q: How is the fat removed?
A: A cannula is inserted through a small incision (usually placed in a skin fold) and the unwanted fat is removed using high-pressure suction.
Q: Who is a good candidate for body Liposuction?
- Patients who have good elasticity in their skin
- Patients who have tried other methods to eliminate fatty deposit such as exercise, dieting, etc.
- Patients who have defined areas of excess fat which may be disproportionate to other areas of their body
- Patients who are in good health
Q: Which areas can be treated with body liposuction?
- Love Handles
- Inner and Outer Thighs
Q: How long is the recovery from body liposuction?
A: Most patients can return to work in 5-7 days although there will still be swelling and bruising at that time.
Q: What types of dressings are used?
A: Patients need to wear a supportive garment for 3-6 weeks depending on the area(s) suctioned.
Q: Will the fat come back?
A: No, once the fat is removed it will not come back as new fat cell production stops after puberty. If you gain weight it will be proportionately distributed.
Q: What happens to the extra skin?
A: The skin will slowly tighten over 12-24 weeks. Although results may be seen earlier, continued improvement will be seen for up to one year.
Q: What type of anesthesia is used?
A: Most surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Small areas or “touch ups” can be performed using local anesthetic with or without sedation.
Q: Will body Liposuction remove Cellulite?
A: No. Body Liposuction is not meant to improve this condition, although some patients do see an improvement as their skin shrinks and tightens.
Q: Where is the body liposuction procedure performed?
A: The procedure is performed at either Carteret General Hospital, The Surgical Center of Morehead City or in the office. It is usually done on an outpatient basis.
Q: Where can I find out more about body liposuction?
A: Feel free to call Dr Peter Klainer today at 252-222-5888 for a free body liposuction consultation.