Liposuction (Suction Lipectomy)
What is liposuction?
Liposuction is a procedure that can sculpt the body by reducing the size of areas with excess fat, including the hips, thighs, buttocks, abdomen, upper arms, and neck. It can address areas that do not respond well to weight loss or exercise, but it is not a weight reduction procedure. The best candidates for liposuction are patients with good skin tone (elasticity), who have areas of excess fat in localized regions. It may be performed on several areas of the body at the same time, and it can be combined with other procedures.
How to choose a plastic surgeon for your liposuction procedure?
Choosing the right plastic surgeon is essential. It is important to choose a plastic surgeon that is Board Certified, and who is either a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery "ASPS" or the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery "ASAPS"; or both. This means that the plastic surgeon that you are choosing posesses the highest qualifications. Additionally it is important to choose a plastic surgeon who will perform your procedure either in a AAASF facility, a facility that is certified by The Joint Commission, or a hospital setting. This means that your procedure is being peformed under the safest settings.
Choose a plastic surgeon who is local, as after care is an essential part of the procedure. All Body Cosmetica physician affiliates are members of the ASPS or ASAPS who perform in accredited facilities.
Lastly, it is important to go on a consultation so that you can choose the plastic surgeon that you feel most comfortable with. At Body Cosmetica our patient coordinators introduce you the plastic surgeon that is right for you.
How much does liposuction cost?
Every patient is different, and so is every plastic surgeon. There is no one size fits all; therefore prices vary depening on what part of the country you are in, which plastic surgeon you choose, what body part the procedure is being performed, how many areas are being treated with liposuction, and how extensive the case is.
The surgeons fee for liposuction can range from $1500 to $3500 per area. Many patients with a credit score of 580 and above choose to finance their procedure. At Body Cosmetica we offer Cosmetica Payment Plus, where we work with each applicant to secure the best approvals at the best rates in the marketplace. To get approved click here:
What should I expect after a liposuction procedure?
Liposuction takes between 1 and 3 hours to perform depending upon the number and size of the areas to be treated. The procedure is performed in our private ambulatory surgery facility. In cases where very large volumes of fat are removed, an overnight stay in the hospital for observation may be required. Local anesthesia alone may be sufficient for small areas, but most patients are more comfortable with a combination of local anesthesia and sedation provided by an anesthesiologist.
Following the procedure, you may experience some drainage of fluid from the incisions that could last for 1-2 days. A compression garment is placed immediately following the procedure and must be worn at all times for two weeks and then at night for another four weeks. We will measure you and order the appropriate size garment for you prior to the procedure. Purchasing two garments will allow you to wear one while washing the other. You will be encouraged to walk the day following the procedure, but heavy exercise should be avoided for three weeks. Most patients have moderate bruising which resolves within 3-4 weeks. You should anticipate remaining out of work for 3-4 days after the procedure depending upon the amount of liposuction that was performed.
Why should I choose Body Cosmetica for my liposuction?
At Body Cosmetica, we refer you to physicians whose core competency is liposuction. Every physician within the network is extremely knowledgeable about this procedure. They employ the latest techniques and technologies to achieve optimal results. In fact all of our procedures including breast reduction, breast augmentation or tummy tuck, for example are administered by physicians whose core competency is with that particular procedure.
Benefits of Liposuction
- Fat removal that improves overall health
- Targets resistant problem areas
- Reduces the appearance of cellulite
- Contours the body