Men and women acquire stubborn fat throughout their lives, and they'll likely struggle to get rid of it using strict diets and regular exercise. Because of this, many people turn to plastic surgery to eliminate excess fat. At Pearce Plastic Surgery, plastic surgeon Paul Pearce, MD, provides liposuction to remove unwanted fat and contour your body. Call Pearce Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation or use the online booking tool today.
If you have fat that won't go away with dieting and exercise, liposuction can help.
Liposuction is a minimally invasive surgical procedure. It removes localized fat deposits to give your body slimmer contours. This treatment targets excess fat on several parts of the body, including your:
Dr. Pearce and the team at Pearce Plastic Surgery specialize in cosmetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgery. They work to address your physical concerns and help you meet your aesthetic goals.
If you're in good overall health and don't have pre-existing health conditions, you probably qualify for liposuction. If you're taking medications, it's important to let Dr. Pearce know to prevent potential complications with the procedure.
You should also have no illusions about the results before your procedure, understanding that liposuction isn’t a quick, easy way to lose weight. Instead, liposuction provides a way to achieve a more contoured figure after you’ve lost the majority of that excess weight. You should be no more than 15 pounds above your goal weight to qualify for liposuction.
In addition to maintaining realistic expectations, you should be aware that you most likely won't notice immediate results. The treatment results become evident during your recovery, typically appearing after a couple of weeks.
When you come into Pearce Plastic Surgery for your liposuction consultation, Dr. Pearce reviews your medical history and any health conditions you might have. He might instruct you to stop taking certain medications or make lifestyle changes like quitting smoking before moving forward with the procedure.
Once you’ve followed Dr. Pearce’s pre-surgery instructions, the team will schedule you for your liposuction procedure. Have someone pick you up once Dr. Pearce finishes the surgery and help you complete your household tasks while you recover.
Before the procedure, Dr. Pearce gives you a general anesthetic. Once the anesthetic takes effect, he makes small incisions in the treatment area and inserts a narrow tube, called a cannula, to break up the fat cells and vacuum them out.
You should forgo all physical activity for at least four weeks following your procedure. Pearce Plastic Surgery supplies you with a surgical garment to wear. Wearing it ensures that you protect your new contours and keep any swelling down.
To learn more about liposuction and see if it’s right for you, call Pearce Plastic Surgery or schedule a consultation online today.