In-office Liposuction FAQ

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In-office Liposuction FAQ

For patients who want a quick procedure to remove unwanted fat deposits, here are the answers to common in-office liposuction FAQs in New Haven. Offering convenience and minimal downtime, this body contouring treatment involves minimally invasive techniques. It has become a popular choice for individuals wanting shapely figures due to the reduced risks of complications.

  • How Quick Is an In-Office Liposuction Procedure?
    Usually, the whole procedure only takes 60 to 90 minutes to complete. Other factors like number of target areas and complexity of treatment can impact the length of time.
  • How Much Fat Can Be Removed?
    In general, the amount of fat that can be removed in a single procedure can be as much as 500cc depending on the treatment plan. That is about 12 to 20 ounces.
  • Can I Drive After My In-Office Lipo Treatment?
    You may need someone else to drive you home. It is also recommended to have a responsible adult with you for the next 24 hours after surgery.
  • What Type of Anesthesia Is Used?
    A local anesthetic with light sedation is administered at the target areas to eliminate discomfort during the procedure.
  • Is It Safe?
    Yes, in-office liposuction is a safe and quick minimally invasive procedure for fat removal. Side effects are typically minor and temporary.
  • Is It Effective?
    Definitely. In-office liposuction does have its limitations, but the results are similar to traditional liposuction.
  • What Parts of the Body Can I Treat with In-Office Liposuction?
    Areas that are usually treated with in-office lipo are the arms, thighs, lower abdomen, and breasts. It can also be performed for facial cosmetic enhancements in the neck and chin for well-defined contours.
  • How Long Is the Downtime?
    The downtime or recovery period after in-office liposuction may only be for a few days. Patients usually are able to bounce back after a day or two.
  • When Can I Get Back to Work?
    You may be able to get back to work a week or less after the procedure, but you may be recommended to wear compression garments for several weeks.
  • How Soon Can I Exercise?
    Light movement, such as walking, is encouraged after your treatment. You may be able to return to the gym after several weeks.
  • Will There Be Visible Scars?
    In-office liposuction involves creation of minute incisions that heal rapidly and fade away over time. The scars are in areas that can be easily covered and camouflaged.
  • Is There an Age Requirement for In-Office Lipo?
    Age can be a determining factor for eligibility for in-office liposuction. Ideal candidates are 18 years old or older.
  • Will In-Office Liposuction Remove Excess Skin?
    In-office liposuction can only remove underlying fat deposits and can only do so much when it comes to excess skin. In fact, you may be recommended for other procedures if you have sagging skin.


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