All liposuction techniques remove unwanted body fat using suction technology and a thin tube or cannula. However, this procedure is highly customizable and can be carried out in many ways. Dr. Goldschmidt offers his patients the following liposuction options:
- Tumescent Liposuction
- The more traditional liposuction method
- Involves injecting a sterile solution into the target area to minimize bleeding
- Ideal for smaller areas of localized fat
- Ultrasonic Liposuction
- Involves using an ultrasonic cannula to break up fat cells
- Appropriate for removing dense or large amounts of fat
- Ideal for male patients
Liposuction is an outpatient procedure that lasts between 30 and 90 minutes and is performed using general anesthesia. Small incisions are created around the target area or areas, and a cannula is used to loosen fat for removal. A surgical vacuum attached to the cannula removes unwanted fat via suction, and the contours are meticulously reshaped. During your consultation, Dr. Goldschmidt will develop a liposuction treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and goals.
Liposuction patients usually experience the bulk of their discomfort, swelling, and bruising during the first 48 hours of recovery. However, Dr. Goldschmidt prescribes pain medication to alleviate discomfort. Most patients can resume working after a few days, but those whose jobs require heavy lifting will have to stay home for longer. Physical activity must be limited for several weeks.
The final results of liposuction are visible once the swelling and bruising have subsided, which can be two to three months after surgery. The incisions created for this procedure are small and placed in discreet locations, but there is always a chance of scarring. Following all aftercare directions provided by Dr. Goldschmidt can help reduce the risk of developing visible scars. Significant weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and aging can affect the outcome of liposuction, but maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle will help preserve your results.
Most liposuction patients do not encounter significant complications following their procedure. However, all surgeries come with potential risks, which may include:
- Adverse reaction to anesthesia