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What is Liposuction?

The concept of liposuction is surprisingly simple. Liposuction is a surgical technique that improves the body's contour by removing excess fat from deposits located between the skin and muscle. Liposuction involves the use of a small stainless steel tube, called a cannula (from the Latin word for reed, tube, cane). The cannula is connected to a powerful suction pump and inserted into the fat through small incisions in the skin. Fat removal is accomplished as the suction cannula creates tiny tunnels through the fatty layers. After surgery, these tiny tunnels collapse and thus result in an improved body contour.
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Recent Liposuction News & Blog Posts

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Thursday, Apr 17, 2014

FDA Approves CoolSculpting for Removing Fat from the Thigh Area

ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc., a medical technology company, recently announced that it received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for using its clinically-proven CoolSculpting procedure for... Read more..

Wednesday, Apr 02, 2014

Finding the Best Liposuction Surgeon

Finding the Best Liposuction Surgeon When you have decided to undergo liposuction, you will probably find that this is a very exciting time. You will be... Read more..

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014

Liposuction Surgery, Numbers on the Rise

It’s not a big surprise when the numbers reported for plastic surgery continue to rise. As the economy has made steady improvements, so too has... Read more..

 

Liposuction Cost

Lowest Liposuction Price Can Be Most Expensive

Cost of Liposuction is an important factor when considering liposuction surgery. However the quality of liposuction is more important than the price of liposuction. If the ultimate goal of liposuction is to have a happy patient, then the surgeon's expertise and experience are probably more important than the price. Liposuction prices are important, but it is not the most important factor to considering lipo surgery. Be careful not to put your body on the "Discount Rack".

Choosing a liposuction surgeon based on the lowest price might ultimately be the most expensive choice, if the initial cosmetic results are so bad that another surgeon must be paid to repair the work of the first liposuction surgeon. Among the most common undesirable outcomes of liposuction are 1) incomplete liposuction with very little evidence that liposuction was actually done, 2) excessive liposuction producing an unnatural or disfigured appearance, 3) irregular and uneven results with unsightly depressions in the skin, and 4) large scars that reveal that the patient has had liposuction. Caveat emptor (Buyer beware). Read More


Liposuction Techniques

There are many ways to do liposuction, for example liposuction can be accomplished painlessly either totally by local anesthesia or with general anesthesia. In the realm of liposuction, maximum speed and maximum volume of aspirate are not criteria for excellence. Ultimately, excellence is measured in terms of patient happiness which is a function of safety, patient comfort, finesse, and quality of results. The important distinction between liposuction surgeons who are board certified is the liposuction technique that they use. The surgeon's specialty is not as important as the surgeon's technique, experience and attitude toward safety. Read More

Post Operative Care

Compression Garments

You should not plan to drive yourself home. It is recommended that you have a responsible adult at home with you on the day of surgery. Read More



Drainage

You should not plan to drive yourself home. It is recommended that you have a responsible adult at home with you on the day of surgery. Read More

Instructions

You should not plan to drive yourself home. It is recommended that you have a responsible adult at home with you on the day of surgery. Read More



Pads

You should not plan to drive yourself home. It is recommended that you have a responsible adult at home with you on the day of surgery. Read More

Liposuction Research

Liposuction Research

Surgeons: Learn how to become an investigator in this liposuction clinical trial.
Patients: Learn how to find a liposuction surgeon participating as an investigator in this clinical trial.

This study is designed answer the question: "Is there any evidence that laser liposuction is superior in any way to simple tumescent liposuction?"  Tumescent liposuction uses large volumes of very dilute solution of local anesthesia (lidocaine & epinephrine). Tumescent liposuction is now the worldwide standard of care for safe and effective liposuction surgery. Laser liposuction requires the use of tumescent local anesthesia. The only difference between laser liposuction and tumescent liposuction is the addition of laser energy after tumescent local anesthesia. Read More