Liposuction can enable patients to achieve their goals, removing localized excesses of fatty tissue. Liposuction removes: localized fat deposits of the neck, upper arms, chest, abdomen, waist, hips, back, buttocks, thighs, and inner aspects of knees. Bulges of fat are removed, creating a slimmer appearance and body contour. Over the years, Dr. Davis has performed many liposuction procedures. He has refined his technique and will work with you to customize your treatment plan for optimal results. Liposuction is not a cure for obesity. It is ideal for removing isolated areas of fat.
Liposuction is performed as an outpatient procedure, under general anesthesia.
Following liposuction, a binder or compression garment is applied just snug enough to hold the soft foam in place over the areas, which had been addressed with liposuction. There is bruising and swelling that may last between one to four weeks, depending on the individual patient, the amount of liposuction done, and the skin type. Sutures are placed to close the small incisions. There are no drainage tubes placed. The patients can return to normal activity within a few days. The patients are advised to refrain from strenuous exercise for approximately three weeks following surgery.
Results may vary based on individual skin elasticity. Optimal results are best achieved in patients with superior skin tone. With advanced age and diminished skin tone, individuals would be a less/satisfactory candidate for liposuction alone. There may be additional surgery required for removal of excess skin in the abdomen with abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).
Fat removal from liposuction is permanent. If weight is gained, those fat cells do not return in that area. Weight gain following surgery will result in increased volume in the area treated, but usually not to the extent it was present prior to surgery.