Reducing body fat is crucial for obtaining a sculpted and fit physique. Pockets of stubborn fatty tissue that does not respond to diet and exercise, however, can obscure your natural contours and compromise your overall figure. Patients can achieve the smooth and slender silhouette they desire by undergoing liposuction. Liposuction is a cosmetic fat removal surgery that uses suction technology and other modern techniques. This golden standard fat removal treatment is entirely customized to every patient’s needs and aesthetic objectives, resulting in precise definition in the treated areas.
Ideal Candidates for Liposuction
A thorough evaluation of your condition and goals will be necessary to design a surgical plan tailored to your case. Dr. Hotchandani will determine the right approach for you during a private consultation appointment. Ideal candidates for liposuction must be in generally good health and at a stable weight. Patients who struggle with localized body fat may consider this body contouring solution. This procedure is not intended for weight loss, so those who maintain an active and healthy lifestyle will obtain the best results.
The Liposuction Process
*Results and patient experience may vary.
- The Procedure
Liposuction is an outpatient surgery that is performed at our Green Bay surgical facility. In many cases, this procedure can be performed using only local anesthesia with oral sedation and Pronoxⓒ (laughing gas), allowing patients to remain awake and enjoy a painless, comfortable experience. Some of the liposuction techniques performed at Hotchandani Laser, Vein, and Cosmetic Surgery are:
- Tumescent liposuction: This traditional liposuction method involves injecting the target area with tumescent fluid containing lidocaine and epinephrine to minimize bleeding and discomfort. Fat is then permanently removed using a thin cannula and suction.
- VASERlipo®: In addition to the use of tumescent fluid, VASERlipo® also utilizes advanced ultrasound energy to loosen fat cells for easier removal. Patients report fewer postoperative side effects after undergoing this liposuction procedure.
- ReNUplasty®: Dr. Hotchandani developed this trademark liposuction technique, which combines VASERlipo® with Renuvion™. The combination of ultrasound, radiofrequency, and helium delivers optimal skin tightening as well as fat removal results.
- Smartlipo® Triplex®: Smartlipo® Triplex® is designed to reduce recovery after liposuction by using laser technology to seal the damaged vessels in the treated area. Patients who choose this method are also likely to experience a faster procedure.
Patients usually experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort following a liposuction procedure. Wearing the recommended compression garment and taking over-the-counter medication can alleviate these side effects. Most patients can return to in-office occupations within three days, but those with physically strenuous jobs must wait 10 to 14 days. Some swelling and bruising may last for several weeks as the body heals.
*Results and patient experience may vary.
An immediate improvement should be visible after liposuction, but it can take several weeks for all swelling to subside and reveal the final results. The outcome of this procedure is intended to be long-lasting, but significant weight gain can lead to displeasing fat accumulation throughout the body. Adopting a healthy lifestyle, which includes daily exercise and a balanced diet, can preserve your new contours longer.
Which areas can be treated with liposuction?
Liposuction can address accumulated fat nearly anywhere on the body, such as the following areas:
- Bra line
Does liposuction result in scarring?
The incisions created during liposuction are small, leaving tiny puncture marks that are nearly imperceivable. Individual healing time, as well as the amount of sun exposure to the incisions, can also affect their visibility. With proper aftercare, most scars tend to blend into the surrounding tissue over time.
Is liposuction safe?
Liposuction has advanced considerably over the years, and the tumescent techniques is considered one of the safest methods of fat removal available. Combining other innovative technologies can enhance a patient’s results as well as their postoperative experience.
What are the risks associated with liposuction?
Following all of the provided aftercare instructions can minimize risks after liposuction. Although rare, the potential complications that may develop after any cosmetic surgery include:
- Prolonged swelling
- Changes in sensation
- Hematoma or seroma
Can I achieve a more slender figure with a less invasive treatment?
Yes, there are various non-surgical and minimally invasive fat reduction options that can help you reach your contouring goals. Based on your unique condition and preferences, you may qualify for one of these treatments: