LIPOSUCTION

OVERVIEW

Liposuction (“Lipo”) is a procedure that removes your unwanted or excess fat from a number of different areas of the body. It is commonly used to remove fat from the neck, backs of the arms, abdomen, thighs, buttocks, neck, and other regions. With excess fat deposits removed through liposuction, a slimmer figure is created and body contours and proportions dramatically improve.  Liposuction can be used to treat isolated small areas or multiple larger areas where pockets of unwanted fat exist, reshaping what diet and exercise alone cannot always achieve. With small incisions, limited downtime, and a focus on your safety, comfort, and lifestyle, the Plastic Surgery Center of Stockton can help you reduce excess fat and achieve a body that’s custom sculpted to fit your proportions.

PROCEDURE

Liposuction is a procedure where an incision is made in the treatment area.  A small tube – known as a cannula – is placed through the incision and used to break up fatty tissue.  The fat is then suctioned out of the body, thus providing significant contouring to the treatment area. The most common liposuction areas for male patients are:

  • Chin
  • Neck
  • Face
  • Abdomen (upper and Lower)
  • Chest (removal of unwanted male breast tissue)
  • Back (upper and lower)
  • Thighs

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AFTERCARE

This surgery is performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility. It is considered an outpatient procedure. On average, each body part (i.e. tummy, thighs, etc.) will take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. After the surgery, patients will wear a compression garment on the treated areas. It will take approximately 1-2 weeks for the bruising and swelling to dissipate, and can take several months for the final results to appear. Liposuction will produce scars where the cannula incision was made, but these are quite small and will fade over time.