Liposuction is a surgical body contouring procedure that is often the ideal option for many men and women who are struggling with problem areas of stubborn fat. Diet and exercise are excellent for our general state of health but committing to these practices alone doesn’t always provide the aesthetic benefits we desire. Stubborn fat will sometimes need an extra push to get out of your body. Dr. Joseph Banis Plastic Surgery can provide the push you need to achieve the body of your dreams with liposuction.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. This surgery is designed to remove stubborn fatty deposits that reside in the most difficult areas of the body. Liposuction can address stubborn fat that’s stored in common areas, including the:
Due to the fat-removing power of liposuction, it is often confused as a procedure designed to help you lose weight. It’s important to remember that liposuction is not considered a weight-loss treatment. It’s purely designed for fat removal purposes. While patients will experience some reduction in weight after the treatment, that’s caused simply by the removal of fat and won’t provide a dramatic difference in what you’ll see on the scale.
What to Expect During the Liposuction Procedure?
Before the liposuction surgery begins, one of our skilled plastic surgeons will mark the areas of your body that will be treated. To begin the surgical process, they will administer an anesthetic with the purpose of helping you feel comfortable throughout the surgical process. They will then proceed with making incisions in the designated areas to gain access to the underlying fat. They will use a cannula to remove the excess fat and recontour the tissues in the area.
Liposuction is performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning patients can return home the same day of the surgery. You should have someone available to take you home after the procedure and to help you around the house as you heal.
Recovery After Liposuction
Liposuction is an invasive surgical procedure that will result in some swelling and bruising. A compression garment may need to be worn following your liposuction in Louisville to help with swelling and to provide support. We will provide medication to help you feel comfortable during the recovery process. During the recovery period, it is advised that you take time off work and avoid strenuous physical activities for about two weeks. Resting is essential to ensure a speedy recovery.
The Benefits of Liposuction
Liposuction is an excellent treatment for removing stubborn deposits of excess fat that have proven to be difficult to get rid of through diet and exercise alone. The surgery can be fully customized to address specific areas of the body with excellent accuracy. The incisions used to perform liposuction are small so any post-surgical marks will not be highly visible.
To see the results that liposuction can provide, please visit our liposuction before-and-after gallery.
Candidates for Liposuction
The best candidates for liposuction are those who are within their ideal weight range but have had difficulties getting rid of stubborn deposits of fat in specific areas of the body. If you have loose and stretched out skin, liposuction may not be the ideal choice for you. Our expert plastic surgeons can go over the other surgical body contouring options we offer that can help you reach your body goals. A member of our skilled team will perform an initial assessment of your body during your consultation and ask you about your medical history to determine if liposuction is a good option for you.
Dr. Banis will go over the details of your procedure and let you know what the expected cost of your liposuction in Louisville will be. Price will be determined by the number of areas being treated, the size of the treated areas, the total amount of work required, and several other factors. Financing options are also available.
Contact Our Office
Dr. Joseph Banis Plastic Surgery is dedicated to helping our patients achieve the bodies of their dreams with customized plastic surgery procedures. If you’re interested in learning more about liposuction in Louisville, contact our office to schedule your initial consultation today.