Liposuction removes unwanted and excess fat that often remains even after a healthy diet and exercise regimen. Liposuction can be safely performed in the neck, back, arms, legs, hips and abdomen. Liposuction can contour the body into a sleeker and more proportional shape.
The procedure is performed under sedation or general anesthetic and the duration is dependent on the number of body areas being treated. After surgery, patients are placed into a pressure garment. Garments are continued for 4 – 6 weeks. Patients may require an overnight stay in the hospital. Patients typically experience discomfort, swelling, and bruising. Most patients can return to work in 1 – 2 weeks.
Additional surgical risks will be discussed in consultation.
This procedure can be combined with an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) to remove excess skin and fat of the lower abdomen.
Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Carpin to discuss if you are a surgical candidate, and to review the risks, benefits, alternatives, and expected outcomes of the procedure.