Despite how much you watch what you eat and exercise, you might still be bothered by pockets of fat that prevent you from feeling confident in how you look. RiverSong Plastic Surgery is proud to offer the latest methods to safely eliminate fat from areas of concern on the body. Surgical liposuction is a body contouring procedure that reduces fat from the arms, neck, back, abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks to produce a trimmer appearance. This fat removal surgery at RiverSong Plastic Surgery can be blended to treat several body areas at the same time. During your initial visit, Newburyport, MA plastic surgeon Dr. Michele Sasmor will examine areas of your body you wish to address so you can reach your cosmetic surgery goals. We want you to look and feel amazing.
Liposuction is a terrific procedure for both women and men who are at a healthy weight but have troublesome areas of fat that are difficult to get rid of, despite the most healthy lifestyle. Liposuction does not address stretched-out skin so a skin removal procedure in addition to liposuction may be needed to get optimal results. It is also important to know that liposuction is not a solution for losing weight. During your initial consultation, Dr. Sasmor will discuss realistic expectations.
This treatment is performed using general anesthesia. Depending on the number of areas treated, you may go home post procedure or you may stay overnight in the hospital for observation. A very small incision is made in the skin where a cannula will be placed. A cannula is a special tool that helps loosen the fat as it is being vacuumed out. Once the fat deposits have been eliminated, Dr. Sasmor will close the incision. Depending on the number of areas being treated, your surgery could last 1 – 4 hours. Compression to prevent swelling and pain management will all be set up before your procedure.
What to Expect
Recovery from liposuction surgery is generally rapid. Recovery to return to work is generally 1-3 weeks, depending on the number of sections treated and the size of the treatment area(s). It is normal to see swelling and bruising for 1 – 2 weeks. A compression garment is used for several months to decrease swelling and improve healing. What is most important after having any surgery is to allow your body time to heal and recover. When you decide to return to work after your procedure, you should remember to minimize stress and strenuous activity. To build up your strength, stick to walking and light workouts as recommended by Dr. Sasmor. Keep in mind, you may see shape changes immediately, however, contraction continues for up to 6 months. You will have continued improvement over that time. Maintaining or losing weight is critical for maximal results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does liposuction cost?
Your cost for liposuction will vary based on the technique being used and the number of areas being addressed. During your consultation, Dr. Sasmor will develop your personal liposuction surgical plan based on your needs and goals. She will also take your budget into consideration. Once your plan is developed, estimated costs can be discussed. To make your surgery affordable, RiverSong Plastic Surgery accepts many payment options and can help you find low-interest financing.
What about nonsurgical liposuction?
Thanks to modern advancements, there are many nonsurgical options to reduce fat. Some popular methods are TruSculpt, CoolSculpting, UltraShape, Vanquish, Liposonix, and Kybella. While these nonsurgical treatments may help reduce small amounts of fat, liposuction is best for most patients. Liposuction surgery delivers more consistent and dramatic results. Talk to Dr. Sasmor about nonsurgical options during your consultation. She will go over the benefits and drawbacks of both methods and help you decide which is best for your needs and goals.
What about cellulite and loose skin?
Surgical liposuction only addresses excess fat in the body. If you have loose skin, Dr. Sasmor may suggest combining liposuction with a surgical body lift. Liposuction is often performed with skin tightening surgery, such as a tummy tuck, arm lift, or thighplasty, to produce the best results. In your consultation, tell Dr. Sasmor about your concerns, like loose skin and cellulite, so a comprehensive treatment plan can be developed.
Will I have scars?
Since liposuction is a surgical procedure, tiny incisions will be made and stitched. This will cause scars, but Dr. Sasmor does her best to minimize their appearance. This includes making thin incisions in the natural folds of your body or in less visible areas. After your surgery, Dr. Sasmor or a member of her team will teach you how to care for your incisions so they heal flat and eventually fade.
Will my results last?
Before you have liposuction surgery, it's important to be committed to maintaining your results. While liposuction reduces the number of fat cells in your body, you can still gain and lose weight. Dr. Sasmor recommends that you be at or near your ideal weight before having a liposuction surgery. Afterward, it is best to stay within 5 – 10 pounds of your post-surgical weight. Weight gain or pregnancy after liposuction may alter your results, requiring touch up surgery or a second surgical procedure to refresh your appearance.
Look Fit and Toned
Liposuction at RiverSong Plastic Surgery offers patients the opportunity to have bothersome fat diminished almost immediately. Without liposuction, it can be frustrating to attain the slimming results you want. We offer various alternatives for liposuction treatment based on your personal concerns. We invite you to get in touch with our practice in Newburyport, MA and make your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Sasmor.