What Is Liposuction

Liposuction is a surgery that allows us to sculpt away fat in the stomach, thighs, hips, butt, and neck to work toward your shape and silhouette goals. Despite good health and a reasonable level of fitness, some people may still have a body with disproportionate contours due to localized fat deposits. These areas may be due to family traits rather than a lack of weight control or fitness. The benefits of liposuction are many, but the chief among them is that the loss of excess fatty tissue can be long-lasting when followed up with a healthy diet and exercise.

Unlike tummy tuck surgery, which is used when there is an overabundance of lax skin and/or fatty tissue in the abdominal region, liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by reducing excess fat deposits. Quality liposuction procedures can help enhance contours and curves, and can also help thin the thighs, arms, and abdomen.

If you have some loose skin and are wondering if liposuction will be enough, check out our blog post: Do I Really Need A Tummytuck?.

Why Patients Choose DeLuca Plastic Surgery to Perform Their Liposuction

Dr. David Tauber has performed more than 1,500 liposuction surgeries over the course of their careers, and this experience has created a high level of technical know-how. They are experienced in the art of smooth and even transitions between the areas of the body targeted during liposuction. The fat reduction methods are gentle and precise, with the goal of less discomfort and faster recovery.

A few more reasons why patients choose DeLuca Plastic Surgery to perform their liposuctions include:

  • A library of stomach liposuction before and after photos showcasing results that include even contouring, smooth transitions, and an overall natural appearance.
  • Confidence in the experience that comes with performing over 1,500 liposuction procedures.
  • A low post-liposuction complication rate and a customized recovery program.

Liposuction Options: SmartLipo vs. Laser vs. Tumescent PAL

There are three common variations of liposuction. Dr. Tauber focuses on tumescent liposuction; however, the results depend less on the type of machine or technique used and more on the skill and experience of the surgeon performing the procedure.

Traditional liposuction uses a medium to large-sized cannula (suction rod) and requires general anesthesia. It is no longer done by most surgeons with extensive experience. Its heyday was nearly 20 years ago. Tumescent Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL) uses a microcannula that infuses a saline solution containing anesthetic and adrenaline fluid to reduce discomfort both during and after the procedure.

Laser-Assisted Lipoplasty, otherwise known as SmartLipo, uses a cannula with attached laser light to liquefy fat cells. Once liquefied, the fat is reduced through traditional liposuction incisions using medium to large liposuction cannulas. Both laser and ultrasonic liposuction not only have the added risk of burning the skin, but also a higher risk of fluid collections under the skin.

Is Liposuction the Right Procedure for You

When you look great, you naturally exude confidence and positivity. Fat reduction combined with exercise and a proper diet may help lead to a body that is more balanced and attractive.* Liposuction may be an ideal cosmetic procedure for you if:

  • You have excess fat in areas like your inner/outer thighs, knees, hips, buttocks, stomach, face, and neck.
  • You want to reduce the appearance of saddlebags, love handles, and other unshapely fat deposits.
  • You have areas of excess fat that simply do not respond to either dieting or exercise.
Liposuction Before And After Male Diagram Image - DeLuca Plastic Surgery
Before & after male liposuction of the stomach, abdomen & chest (example diagram).

The Importance of 24/7 Post-Procedure Care

Because quality patient care is a critical component of a first-rate experience and result, your relationship with your surgeon does not end after he performs your procedure. Not only will he see you often through the first weeks and months following your liposuction procedure, but he will also be available to you 24/7 during the entire duration of your recovery. There are no extra charges for any scheduled or unscheduled follow-up visits. If you can’t make it to the office, Dr. Tauber is also always available to answer any questions you may have by either phone or email.

Get more details on the management of swelling and scars in blog post: Post-Operative Care After Plastic Surgery.

Before and After Photos

You will see various photos of liposuction procedures. Feel free to browse through the images so that you may have a photographic idea of what to expect from your mommy makeover surgery.

Check out our full Full Liposuction Gallery.

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