If you have excess fatty deposits in certain areas that aren’t responding to diet and exercise, it may be time to explore options in body contouring surgery. Liposuction continues to be a popular procedure for patients who want to slim down by a few inches without extensive surgery. Dr. Foley is a board certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience performing liposuction and can treat virtually any area of the body with an innovative technique.
Reasons to Undergo Liposuction
The goal of liposuction is to reduce or remove localized fat deposits from certain areas of the body. It is a targeted and precise treatment, and may be performed on both larger and smaller areas of the body. It is important to note that liposuction does not get rid of cellulite or treat saggy skin. You may need to undergo a skin tightening procedure after the fat has been removed to achieve a smooth, contoured appearance.
Many patients undergo liposuction to:
- Slim down the thighs, hips and buttocks
- Eliminate excess fat around the abdomen and waist
- Say goodbye to excess fat around the chest area (men)
- Remove excess fat from the upper arms
- Get rid of fat around the back or bra line
- Slim down or reshape the cheeks, chin, and neck
How Liposuction is Performed
Liposuction can be performed under local or general anesthesia, or under intravenous sedation. Dr. Foley will determine which type of sedation is right for you based on the areas being treated. He will make very small incisions around the treated area before anesthesia is administered to the area to reduce bleeding and trauma. A cannula is placed in the incisions to dislodge and suction away the fat.
After the swelling, bruising, and fluid retention subside, you can expect to see a visible improvement. You may need to wear a compression garment for several weeks after surgery to support the healing process.
Liposuction can be performed in conjunction with other body contouring procedures, such as tummy tuck surgery, breast reduction, or a facelift. If you want to slim and reshape your body, liposuction may be the perfect procedure for you.
Learn more about liposuction in Camp Hill and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, by scheduling your consultation with Dr. Foley today.