Liposuction is a surgical method for reducing body fat in areas that are resistant to diet and exercise. While lipo cannot help you achieve weight loss, body contouring can help you slim down areas that have not responded to other methods.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Rand offers liposuction for men and women throughout the greater Seattle area, along with a full range of cosmetic surgery procedures for face and body. Dr. Rand focuses on patient education and support as he and his expert staff at the Northwest Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery help you feel supported and welcome during your time with us.
If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of liposuction, please don’t hesitate to contact our office in Bellevue today for more details.
Who Can Benefit from Liposuction?
If you have persistent, localized fat deposits and your efforts to correct them with diet and exercise have been unsuccessful, you may be a good candidate for liposuction.
There are many areas of the body that can be treated with liposuction. The following areas are commonly addressed at our Bellevue plastic surgery practice:
- Chin or neck
Which Type of Liposuction Is Best?
You have probably heard about many of the latest liposuction methods – water assisted liposuction, laser liposuction, ultrasonic liposuction, and more – and many of these platforms are very useful, but the most important factor in seeing the best liposuction results is choosing an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Rand.
Most plastic surgeons perform tumescent liposuction. This method uses a special solution that saturates the targeted area of fat before removal. Within the tumescent solution, anesthetic helps control discomfort as the fat swells up, making it easier to remove with a small suction tube called a cannula, which is inserted through incisions in the skin.
After Liposuction: What to Expect
After liposuction, you may experience some fluid drainage from the incisions. In some, a tiny drainage tube may be placed beneath the skin for a few days to prevent fluid buildup. To control swelling and promote skin contraction, you will be given an elastic compression garment to wear over the treated area for a few weeks. Dr. Rand will also prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection and pain medications to manage discomfort.
Even though newer liposuction techniques may be able to reduce post-operative discomfort, you may still experience some pain, burning, swelling, bleeding or temporary numbness. It is normal to feel a bit anxious or depressed in the days or weeks following liposuction, but if you maintain a positive attitude and try to relax, you should feel better in a short time.
How to Proceed
If you’re interested in liposuction contact us today for more information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rand at our Bellevue office.