While dieting and exercise are the keys to weight loss, they are not always the best option for targeting specific problem areas on the body. Some areas like the abdomen are incredibly stubborn which makes targeting and getting rid of the excess fat frustrating and time consuming
Liposuction offers people who are struggling with stubborn body fat with a way to easily shed those extra pounds and inches off their waists and improve their figure. Liposuction procedures are commonly performed to improve body contours. At Associates in Plastic Surgery in Baton Rouge, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Cox can use his years of experience performing liposuction to provide you with excellent results.
How Liposuction is Performed
During your initial consultation, Dr. Cox will examine the areas of the body you want to treat with liposuction. He will go over your medical history and evaluate your current health. He will ask about what your goals are for the procedure so that he can formulate a surgical plan that will provide you with your ideal results.
Liposuction is performed using a thin hollow tube known as a cannula. The cannula is inserted under the skin using small incisions around the area of the body where the excess fat is located. Dr. Cox moves the cannula around the area to loosen any excess fat from the body. The fat is the removed form the area through the cannula.
Liposuction can be performed as a stand-alone procedure but is also commonly used in conjunction with other surgical procedures. Liposuction is often a key part of procedures like abdominoplasty, arm lifts and other body contouring procedures because excess fat needs to removed for the best to achieve the best possible outcome.
Which Areas of the Body Can I Treat with Lipo?
Liposuction is a versatile procedure and can be used to target fat in areas across the body. It is effective in both large and small areas, and even more delicate areas like the neck. Liposuction can be used to eliminate excess fat from areas including the:
- Upper arms
- Inner thighs
- Outer thighs
What to Expect
Liposuction is most commonly performed in our office operating room under general anesthesia. The procedure and recovery is very well tolerated and most patients typically can return to work within one week. There may be some bruising and swelling around the surgery site for a few days after the procedure. These issues are to be expected and will dissipate.
While liposuction does involve the removal of fat, the amount of fat removed is minimal and the procedure is not s substitute for weight loss surgery. Liposuction does not do anything to correct loose skin. The ideal candidates for liposuction should be close to their ideal goal weight and should have skin that is still strong and healthy.
Schedule Your Liposuction Consultation
Contact Associates in Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cox for your liposuction procedure. Dr. Cox can address any questions or concerns you may have and is dedicated to ensuring your satisfaction with your results.