Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee of Huntington Station, NY, describes liposuction as a surgical procedure used to remove excess fat from the body. It is often used to contour the shape of the body and can improve the appearance of stubborn areas of fat cells that are resistant to diet and exercise.
How is liposuction performed?
Liposuction is done using a small tube called a cannula. The cannula is inserted into the fatty tissue through a small incision in the skin. The fat is suctioned out using a vacuum or syringe.
What are the risks associated with liposuction?
Liposuction is considered a safe procedure, but like any surgical procedure, it carries some risks. These risks include:
- damage to surrounding tissues
- fluid accumulation (swelling)
- irregular or lumpy contours
- skin necrosis (death)
- nerve injury
What are the benefits of liposuction?
Liposuction can provide many benefits, including:
- improved contours of the body
- reduced areas of stubborn fat
- enhanced self-confidence and self-esteem.
How do I know if I am a good candidate for liposuction?
The best candidates for liposuction are those who are in good overall health and have realistic expectations for the results of the procedure. If you are thinking about liposuction, consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your goals and concerns.
What should I expect during and following my liposuction procedure?
Liposuction is typically performed as an outpatient procedure, which means you will be able to go home the same day. The surgery takes only about one to two hours, depending on the amount of fat being removed and the treatment area. After the procedure, you will see some swelling, bruising, and soreness. These side effects typically resolve within a few weeks. Recovery times vary between individuals, but most people take one or two weeks off from work before resuming their everyday activities.
How do I schedule a consultation appointment?
Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee of Huntington Station, NY, is pleased to offer liposuction as one of her many procedures available at her office. Call 631-424-6707 to request an appointment with our board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon.