in the Chicago Loop
is a group of body contouring procedures done to remove fat.
Liposuction can be done on its own or as part of another procedure
like an abdominoplasty or a Brazilian butt lift.
Does Liposuction Involve?
is an outpatient procedure, and the patient is typically put under
“twilight” anesthesia, which means they are given an intravenous
sedative. Liposuction can be done on practically any part of the
body, including small areas like the cheeks.
several types of liposuction. In tumescent liposuction, the surgeon
will administer a saline solution that contains lidocaine and
epinephrine. Lidocaine is a local anesthetic and epinephrine is a
drug that reduces bleeding and bruising by narrowing the blood
vessels. The surgeon will then make a tiny incision and insert a
hollow tube called a cannula to remove the fat.
or laser-assisted liposuction is a variation of tumescent liposuction
in which the surgeon uses a laser that will liquefy the fat cells.
The cannula will then suction out the melted fat.
SafeLipo, which is also called power-assisted liposuction, the
surgeon will use a cannula with a vibrating tip. The vibrating
cannula can break up the fat cells without using the extreme heat
produced by lasers. After suctioning out the fat, the surgeon will
make another pass with a smaller cannula to remove any remaining fat
and produce a smoother contour.
Is A Good Candidate?
is not a weight-loss procedure; it works best for patients who are
within 10 percent of their ideal weight. It also works best for
patients who have some skin elasticity. Patients with a lot of
sagging skin might be better off undergoing a different procedure
such as an abdominoplasty.
Specialists in Plastic Surgery
to learn more about liposuction in the Chicago Loop.