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The first step in achieving your ideal figure is scheduling your complimentary consultation with Dr. Andan. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation. We look forward to helping you feel great about your body.
Candidates for Liposculpting
People who are at or near their target healthy weight are the best candidates for liposuction. The procedure can remove lingering fatty bulges to reveal a smoother, slimmer contour. Common examples of popular target spots for liposuction include the love handles, abdomen, muffin top, upper arms, the male chest, inner thigh, outer thighs and double chin. Liposuction can be used nearly anywhere on the face or body where fine tuning is desired.
Liposculpture can also play a key role in other cosmetic surgery procedures, where it is used to contour adjacent areas as well as the area being treated. Including lipo can greatly enhance the results of these procedures. One example is when liposuction is used during a to a tummy tuck to sculpt the upper abdomen and the waist.
In people with significant amounts of fat, Dr. Andan may stage your liposuction procedure. This means unwanted fat can be removed from different body areas at different times, usually months apart.
Your Liposuction Procedure
Dr. Andan offers complimentary consultations in which he’ll thoughtfully listen to your concerns and your reasons for pursuing liposuction, and answer any questions you may have. He takes special care to ensure that each person feels comfortable and confident about moving forward.
A traditional or tumescent liposuction procedure begins with several small incisions in and around the treatment area. Next, a special solution including saline and an anesthetic will be injected to help to loosen the individual fat cells and prepare them to be removed. Finally, a small hollow tube called a cannula will be inserted through the incisions to suction out and remove subcutaneous fat cells. Alternatively, fat cells can also be preserved after removal for use in fat transfer breast augmentation or a Brazilian butt lift.
Dr. Andan performs liposuction using either general or local anesthesia, depending on the individual. He places special emphasis on sculpting during liposuction to create natural looking, beautiful results. Liposuction is typically done on an outpatient basis, meaning you can go home once your procedure is completed.
Looking at before and after photos of our liposuction results is a good place to start when it comes to planning your surgery.
Beyond simply removing fat cells, Dr. Andan can further refine your results by subtly sculpting and contouring throughout the liposuction process. This technique is known as liposculpting and involves the strategic smoothing and reallocating of remaining fat to create a more streamlined body shape and fitter appearance.
360° liposuction, sometimes called circumferential liposuction, is the latest option for liposculpting. With this technique, Dr. Andan performs lipo of the full torso, abdomen, flanks, waist and entire back for a slimmer, more balanced silhouette.
Women have learned that well-targeted liposuction can emphasize their feminine curves simply by thoroughly contouring the waist. Liposculpture of the waist can better accentuate a natural hourglass shape, especially when paired with breast enhancement.
Body contouring with liposuction can bring out the best in your existing physique by targeting specific problem spots. During body contouring liposuction, Dr. Andan can improve the appearance of love handles or a muffin top, as well as address bra bulge in women or fatty deposits in the male chest and back.
If excess skin is also a concern, Dr. Andan may recommend Smartlipo™, an advanced liposuction technique that uses laser energy to melt fat deposits before removal. The heat from the laser stimulates collagen and elastin in the skin, encouraging tightening and toning of the treatment area. Smartlipo™ is also often recommended for treating areas with particularly dense fat, such as the back, cankles or the male breasts.
Your Recovery & Results
After you’ve returned home following liposculpting, you’ll receive a phone call from our office later that night to make sure you’re doing well, and to answer any questions you may have.
Recovering from liposuction varies for each individual and depends on the size and location of the treatment area(s). Dr. Andan will provide you with a detailed explanation of post-surgical care, including optimum scar care. You will be required to wear a compression garment for several weeks after your procedure. This helps minimize swelling and promotes blood flow in the days immediately following your surgery.
Your downtime following liposuction depends on your procedure and whether any additional procedures were performed at the same time. Most people take a few days or a week away from work before returning to their normal routines. You should avoid strenuous exercise and other vigorous activities for several weeks following liposuction.
Immediately after your liposuction procedure, your treatment area may be swollen or look bruised, and you may feel sore or stiff. Your results should gradually evolve over time as your body heals and swelling diminishes. Though the results of your liposuction should be apparent immediately after the procedure, it can take 3 to 6 months before you can see your final liposuction results, revealing sleeker contours that better reflect your natural body shape without the distraction of bulges and rolls.
Your Next Step
Take the next step by scheduling your complimentary consultation with Dr. Andan. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation. We look forward to helping you feel great about your body.