Liposuction, also known as suction lipectomy, is performed in our in-office surgical suite with a local anesthetic and mild oral sedation.
Patients are seen for an initial consultation to discuss their concerns and goals regarding liposuction. This appointment generally takes about an hour. When a decision has been made to move forward with surgery, patients are seen for a second consultation to discuss preoperative forms and complete paperwork for surgery. Prepayment of surgical fees is due at the time of the preoperative consultation.
Liposuction can be performed on the abdomen, flanks, inner and outer thighs, arms, breasts and buttocks. Pricing will vary according to the amount of material to be removed and the location of planned surgical procedure.
Immediately following surgery, patients are placed in a restrictive binder on the surgical site in order to minimize swelling and bruising. Patients will be required to wear the surgical binder for 3 months following the procedure in order to promote the best possible result post operatively.
After surgery, patients are usually seen the following week and then at 2 weeks for suture removal and to evaluate healing. Patients are then seen at regular intervals to evaluate overall progress and to assess healing.
For more information regarding Liposuction, or suction lipectomy, click here to link to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons information sheet.
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