These procedures can enhance your appearance and give your self-confidence a boost. However, before deciding to have surgery, make sure your expectations are realistic. Surgery can only alter or enhance your appearance—it cannot change your appearance completely or change the way people act toward you.
We encourage you to discuss your expectations and concerns with your doctor. Please contact us for a private consultation.
Liposuction is performed as an outpatient procedure in our fully accredited ambulatory surgery center. Liposuction is always performed using the tumescent technique, infusing the areas being treated with an anesthetic solution that allows for the painless and meticulous removal of fat with minimal bleeding. Small liposuction cannulas (hollow tubes) are placed through tiny, discrete incisions, through which the fat cells are removed and the regions are sculpted.
What Can I Expect?
Following the procedure, patients wear a compression garment day and night for two weeks, and at night for an additional two to four weeks. The garment may be removed for showers as needed. There may be bruising and swelling of the areas of liposuction, but this will resolve within weeks. Most people return to work in two to three days after surgery, resume light aerobic exercise in about a week, and begin more strenuous activity three weeks after liposuction. We can discuss more details on the procedure and how to help the recovery process at your cosmetic consultation.
Our physicians can assist you with your decision about potential areas for contouring, anticipated results and the recovery process.
If you have any questions about liposuction or the VASER Lipo System, or would like to schedule a consultation, please email us or give us a call at (616) 451-6500 if you’re local to Grand Rapids, MI, or toll free at (800) 419 4702.
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