Remove subcutaneous fat with Liposuction.
Liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures. When diet and exercise alone are not producing the image results that you desire, you may consider liposuction to eliminate pockets of fat in stubborn areas. Liposuction is a very popular procedure that is designed for the permanent removal of fatty tissue in targeted areas; it is not a weight-loss procedure.
In a liposuction procedure, Dr. Ben removes undesirable, subcutaneous fat from isolated areas that may not respond to diet and exercise. Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity. If weight gain occurs following liposuction, the fat will be deposited in areas that have not been treated. The procedure can be repeated, if necessary. To maintain the safety of the procedure, there is a limit on how much fat can be removed at one time.
Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. In the procedure, Dr. Ben makes small discreet incisions in the areas to be treated. A cannula is inserted in a small incision and attached to a suction machine. The procedure may take an hour or more, depending on how many areas are involved.
Following liposuction, patients experience swelling and bruising for approximately two weeks. Patients wear a compression garment to apply pressure, minimize swelling and provide support while healing. These garments also assist in retraction of the skin.
Results from liposuction are apparent almost immediately and patients continue to see improvement as swelling subsides.