Well… are you ready for summer? Prepared to be seen in your old bathing suit, new bathing suit….birthday suit?
Welcome. Sometimes despite our best intentions and New Year’s resolutions our busy lives can cause our “love handles”, tummy, thighs or arms to grow right before our very eyes! We can get you ready for this summer with results that will last through every summer by helping give your body the proper shape, “curves in all the right places”, a flat tummy all to provide a more pleasing figure.
Liposuction is an effective, safe, reliable procedure that removes unwanted fat from areas of the body that may be resistant to exercise and weight loss. These areas of fat excess are usually genetically determined and make certain areas of the body more full (and frustrating!) compared to the surrounding areas. Liposuction can “balance the scales” and reduce stubborn areas of fat to provide pleasing contours to your body with proper proportions…and a better selfie!
When it comes to excess fat, here are some of the ways we can help get you the body you desire and likely have thought about for a very long time.
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In office liposuction
In office liposuction is a method by which small and moderate areas of excess fat can be effectively addressed in an office procedure room without the need for general or intravenous anesthesia. An anesthetic solution is gently and slowly distributed under the skin in the areas to be treated through very small, 3mm incisions which are approximately equal in length to the tip of a sharpened pencil. Once the area is completely numb you can enjoy listening to music while the procedure is performed usually lasting approximately 15 minutes per area. Once the fat has been quickly and permanently removed, the small cut is closed with one or two dissolvable sutures and a Band Aid. The results are immediate and continue to improve over time as the skin may tighten. A pressure garment is applied to the treated areas and is usually worn for 3 to 6 weeks and is “invisible” under a loose shirt. The cost savings for in-office liposuction is usually in the range of a few thousand dollars as an operating room is not required!
Common areas treated in-office: arms, neck, knees, thighs, tummy, “saddle bag” area of thighs, inner thighs, bra rolls
Operating room liposuction
Some patients who have more significant amounts of excess fat are better treated with an intravenous or general anesthetic in an operating room. The procedure itself is the same as in-office, whereby the same solution is used which helps provide post operative pain relief and comfort.
Commonly areas treated in an operating room: arms, neck, knees, thighs, tummy, “saddle bag” area of thighs, inner thighs, bra rolls
Fat grafting: Many patients choose not to waste the removed fat and choose to have it placed in areas of the body where fat is wanted! The most common areas include the face and the buttocks. Visit our fat grafting page for more information on fat grafting to the face, here for fat grafting to the buttocks known as a “Brazilian butt lift”.
Call or click to arrange a consultation with Dr Reilly who will answer all your questions and help explain options suited to you and your desires.