What is Liposuction?

Liposuction, also called liposculpture, removes localized collections of fat to give you a smoother and slimmer body contour. For the best results, you should be a relatively normal weight with extra fat localized in specific areas such as the hips, buttocks, and abdomen. Liposuction is also effective in removing fat deposits from the back, legs, arms, face and neck.

Liposuction is neither a substitute for proper diet and exercise nor a method for overall weight loss. It cannot eliminate cellulite or correct loose, hanging skin. In fact, the best results from liposuction are achieved when you have healthy, elastic skin with the capacity to shrink evenly after surgery. If your skin has lost much of its elasticity, you may need a skin tightening procedure such as a tummy tuck, thigh lift, buttock lift or arm lift.

How is Liposuction Done?

It all begins with a free consultation with Dr. William Flynn.  Regional or general anesthesia may be used, depending on what Dr. Flynn judges as the safest and most comfortable choice for your particular surgery. Liposuction is usually performed using a suction pump device to vacuum away excess fatty deposits. There are a number of variations to conventional liposuction. Ultrasound-assisted liposuction, for example, uses energy from sound waves to liquefy the fat before it is removed. The technique chosen for your specific case depends on individual factors that Dr. Flynn will discuss with you.

Following surgery, you may wear a snug dressing or garment, perhaps for several weeks, to promote skin shrinkage and to minimize swelling and bruising as you gradually resume normal activities. You can expect to return to work within one or two weeks.