Intro TO PROCEDURE
- Time: Depending on the area
- General Anesthesia or Local Anesthesia
- Ambulate the night of surgery
- Shower 2 days after surgery
- 3 to 5 days off work
- 2 weeks from heavy lifting and swimming
We understand the value of face to face conversations. Please contact us and we’re happy to walk you through the procedure in person.
BEFORE & AFTERS
D, 49, Nurse, African American
D previously had an abdominoplasty done in an outside hospital, however she was not satisfied with the overall curve of her body. She preferred an exaggerated hip with a smaller waist. Liposuction was done to accentuate that look. Notice the gain in that hour glass shape before and after surgery.*Individual results may vary.
Liposuction is one of the most useful tools in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. Not only is it used to extract fat for the purpose of fat injection, strategic extraction of fat in certain areas can also obtain the desired body curve. It is also used in conjunction with other body contouring procedures like abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), brachioplasty (arm lift), thighplasty (thigh lift) procedures to perfect their results.
HOW IS IT DONE?
There are many kinds of liposuction available on the market. It is often confusing for patients to understand the difference and choose the specific treatnebt. The gold standard is the traditional suction assisted liposuction and all other modalities like ultrasound or laser liposuction are variations from it. Each modality has its advantages and disadvantages; it has to be used for the right body location and for the right purpose. There is no such thing as the best kind of liposuction but only the right kind!
All liposuction involves a small entry site and a thin cannula to break up the fat and suction out the excess. Experienced plastic surgeons don’t just liposuction but they liposculpture to accentuate an aesthetic contour.
WILLIAM LAO, M.D.
April 2, 2020
Due to the current Covid-19 situation, we are only seeing patients in person who require necessary follow-up care after surgery. However, we are offering complimentary Virtual Consultation using various apps like Skype, FaceTime and WhatsApp from the comfort and privacy of your own home.
William Lao, MD