What is Liposuction?

Are you tired of living with excess fat bulges, despite living a healthy and active lifestyle? Liposuction is a procedure to remove stubborn fat deposits from various areas of the body, contouring and reshaping for a more proportionate appearance. It can be used to treat many areas of the body, including the abdomen, arms, buttocks, chin, hips, knees, thighs, waist, and much more. However, it is important to understand that liposuction is not a treatment for obesity, cellulite, or sagging skin.

Who can Benefit from Liposuction?

Individuals who are looking to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat that cannot be eliminated with diet and exercise alone can often benefit from liposuction. Adults who are within 30% of their goal weight with elastic skin and good muscle tone are ideal candidates. Remember, liposuction is a contouring procedure, not a weight loss solution. To schedule a consultation appointment, please contact our office today.

The Procedure

Liposuction can be performed using local anesthesia, IV sedation, or general anesthesia. At our office, we perform liposuction using the tumescent technique, which can sometimes be performed without general anesthesia. This involves infusing the areas to be treated with an anesthetic solution which allows for optimal fat removal with minimal bleeding and fewer side effects. Small liposuction cannulas with be placed through small incisions through which fat cells are removed and the area sculpted. Any incisions will be closed using sutures.
The exact length of your procedure will vary depending on the size of the treatment area and the amount of fat being removed. However, treatment generally takes 3-4 hours to complete.

Liposuction Recovery

After your liposuction procedure, you will need to wear a compression garment day and night for about two weeks to reduce swelling and support your new body contours. Swelling, bruising, and soreness may occur but will resolve with time. While recovery time may vary depending on the area treated and the amount of fat removed, it generally takes 5-7 days before you can return to work. Our team will provide you with special post-op instructions to help your recovery go smoothly.

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“Almost a year ago I had muscle repair, lipo, and a tummy tuck and my only regret is not doing it sooner!”

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State of the art Surgical Facility

Our operating facility is conveniently located on the sixth floor of the Exhibitor’s Building adjacent to the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. Our surgical facility is accredited by the AAAHC, or the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. This association is committed to improving quality care provided to patients by reviewing standards, performance, and safety of our facility.

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Liposuction is a great solution to sculpt and slim many areas of the body. To schedule a liposuction consultation at Plastic Surgery Associates, contact our office today. During your consultation appointment, you will have the opportunity to discuss your medical history and aesthetic goals with one of our plastic surgeons, after which a personalized treatment plan will be created for you.

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