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Liposuction is a selective fat removal procedure that contours the body to bring it back into proportion and improve your overall shape. It’s not a weight loss solution but rather a surgical way to remove persistent fat deposits that don’t go away after changing your diet or following an exercise plan.
Liposuction in Philadelphia: Areas for Fat Removal
Almost any area of the body can be treated with liposuction these days. The most common parts include the following:
- Flanks/love handles
- Under the chin
- Chest (males)
Liposuction is also utilized during many other cosmetic procedures such as abdominoplasty, arm lift surgery, breast reduction, and post-bariatric body contouring.
Options for Liposuction in Philadelphia
There are many different platforms being used by plastic surgeons today. The classical method, tumescent liposuction is still the gold standard. Each method is very similar in technique despite what these new devices advertise. Laser liposuction, water assisted liposuction, ultrasonic liposuction and others may be useful, but the operator is the most important factor you should consider.
The Liposuction Procedure: How Does Body Contouring Work?
Small incisions are made near the areas selected for fat removal. The fat is saturated with a special tumescent solution that contains anesthetic. Dr. Genter then uses a suction assisted tube called a cannula to dislodge and remove the body fat. The entire procedure requires, on average, 45 minutes to 2 hours.
After liposuction, some bruising around the treated area is common. Patients are typically instructed to walk around during their recovery. Recovery time always varies because different areas are treated and fat is removed in varying amounts. Expect to wait at least 1 or 2 weeks before your results can be appreciated.
Liposuction in Philadelphia
Contact our plastic surgery office in Jenkintown to learn more about body contouring with liposuction or to schedule your consultation. Plastic surgeon Dr. Bruce Genter serves the Philadelphia area, convenient to Montgomery and Bucks County, PA.