Liposuction

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Liposuction is a relatively safe technique that involves the removal of fat cells from the body.

Liposuction may be a last resort solution if you have unwanted fatty deposits which you have been unable to diminish through diet and exercise.

These fatty deposits are commonly found in the areas of the thighs, hips, tummy, buttocks, knees, ankles, back, etc. Liposuction may also be performed to remove excess fat in the “double chin” area in the neck.

The fatty deposits are suctioned out by making a tiny incision through which a small tube or “cannula” is inserted. The tube is connected to a source of suction, somewhat like a gentle vaccum cleaner. The tube is then passed within the fatty tissue so that unwanted fat cells are loosened and suctioned away.

This surgical procedure is usually performed by Dr. Fanous on an outpatient basis.

Anesthesia

In general, local anesthesia with sedation is used.

After Surgery

Most patients experience some bruising, minimal discomfort and mild swelling which may last for a few weeks.

Most patients resume normal activity or return to work within a few days following the surgery.

It takes up to six months to a year before the final result of surgery is apparent.

Following your procedure, you will usually be required to wear an elastic dressing for a few hours daily to provide support and to maintain your new shape.

Risks

There are risks as in any surgical procedure, such as infection, bleeding, scarring, skin irregularities, discoloration, asymmetry, numbness, anesthesia reactions, skin necrosis, etc.

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