Despite good health and a reasonable level of fitness, some people may still have a body with disproportionate contours due to localized fat deposits. These areas may be due to family traits rather than a lack of weight control or fitness. Liposuction surgery (also known as lipo) involves the removal of fat cells from the body. Liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits, improving your body contours and proportion, and ultimately, enhancing your self-image.
Liposuction may be used to reduce localized fat deposits within the:
Cheeks, chin and neck
Calves and ankles
Hips and buttocks
Abdomen and waist
THE BEST CANDIDATE FOR LIPOSUCTION
If you are bothered by excess fat deposits - located anywhere on your body - that don't respond to diet or exercise, liposuction may be right for you. Ideal candidates for liposuction are:
Adults within 30% of their ideal weight who have firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone
Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for body contouring
Following the doctor’s instructions is key to the success of your surgery. It is important that the surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, swelling, abrasion or motion during the time of healing.
Step 1 - Anesthesia
Anesthesia is administered for your comfort during the procedure. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Dr.Tittle will recommend what is best for you.
Step 2 - The Incision
Liposuction is performed throughs mall, inconspicuous incisions. First, sterile liquid solution is infused to reduce bleeding and trauma. Then a thin hollow tube, or cannula, is inserted through these incisions to loosen excess fat using a controlled back and forth motion. The dislodged fat is then suctioned out of the body using a surgical vacuum and syringe attached to the cannula.
Step 3 - See The *Results
Your improved body contour will be apparent when the swelling and fluid retention commonly experienced following liposuction subside.
Before + After Gallery
This is a collection of before and after pictures of Liposuction procedures performed by Dr. Tittle.
6 months post-op
Liposuction of the lower back, flank and bra roll.
Once your procedure is completed, a compression garment or elastic bandages may cover treatment areas. These help to control swelling and compress the skin to your new body contours. In addition, small temporary drains may be placed in existing incisions beneath the skin to remove any excess blood or fluid.
THE *RESULTS WILL BE LONG-LASTING
It may take several months for the swelling to fully dissipate. As it does, your new contours and enhanced self-image should continue to develop. The fulfillment you feel from the initial results of liposuction should continue as long as you control your weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. A significant weight gain can reverse your results. Following liposuction, your slimmer and better-proportioned body should more accurately reflect the healthy and active life you lead.
ALL SURGERY CARRIES SOME UNCERTAINTY & RISK
The decision to have liposuction is extremely personal and you'll have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential complications are acceptable. Your plastic surgeon and/or staff will explain in detail the risks associated with surgery. You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure you will undergo and any risks or potential complications.
*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person.