Liposuction/Body Contouring

Plastic Surgery is a personal and important decision. Dr. Simmonds wants to assure you that he and his staff are committed to providing personalized and quality care. We welcome the opportunity to give you the information you need to make the best possible decision.

We've all heard about Liposuction, a great way to improve body shape by removing those pesky areas of fat that a regular exercise routine may not. Liposuction has been a great solution for removing fat cells on bodies of both men and women. Liposuction can reduce unwanted fat in areas such as the hips, buttocks, thighs, abdomen, knees, arms, "love handles," calves, ankles, under the neck and the chin.

Liposuction, or body contouring, is for the individual who is not obese, but of relatively normal weight with good skin elasticity. Liposuction works best on localized areas of fat (bulges) that don't seem to fit the rest of your body.

Liposuction may be performed using the tumescent technique, in which targeted fat cells are infused with a saline continuing solution with a local anesthetic and blood vessel constrictor, before liposuction to reduce post-operative pain, bruising and swelling.

To remove larger columns of fat, or fat from fibrous areas, ultrasound assisted lipectomy (UAL) may be used. UAL technique uses an ultrasound probe, which is inserted beneath the skin to liquify the fat before it is suctioned. This produces a smoother and more evenly contoured liposuction result.

The incisions made are two to three millimeters in length. Most patients usually experience post-operative bruising along with mild discomfort. You will need to wear a specially ordered compression garmet for approximately four to six weeks. Activities will also need to be limited for this same amount of time. The full healing process takes from six to eight months. You will continue to see improvement and size reduction during this recovery period.

If expectations are set realistically, liposuction can be an excellent alternative to remove exercise resistant fat deposits in a safe efficient way with minimal downtime. Dr. Simmonds will go over your health history and any medical conditions you may have. As with any surgery, risks and benefits will be discussed.

Following Dr. Simmonds' instructions, before and after Surgery, minimizes these risks. Some instructions include stop smoking tobacco, avoiding certain medications, and arranging to have help following your surgery. It is our goal to make you happy with your results and for you to feel a new sense of self confidence with your new body image.


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