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What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction, also called lipoplasty or suction lipectomy, is the surgical removal of localized or regional excess fatty tissue. There are three common variations to the procedure:

  • Traditional liposuction, simply defined as surgical suctioning of excess fat deposits
  • The tumescent or super-wet technique that requires an infusion of saline solution, with added adrenaline and possibly anesthetic prior to removal of excess fat
  • Ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty or UAL, where ultrasonic energy is used to liquefy excess fat prior to surgical suctioning

These techniques may be used to reduce localized fat deposits of the:

  • Cheeks, chin and neck
  • Upper arms
  • Breast or chest area
  • Back
  • Abdomen and waist
  • Hips and buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Inner knee
  • Calves and ankles

In some cases, liposuction is performed alone, in other cases it is used with plastic surgery procedures such as a facelift, male or female breast reduction, or a tummy tuck. Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity or a substitute for proper diet and exercise. It is also not an effective treatment for cellulite, the dimpled skin that typically appears on the thighs, hips and buttocks. Liposuction can, however, permanently reshape body contours where excess fat deposits create areas that are disproportionately large in otherwise balanced figure.

Where Do I Begin?
A consultation with Dr. Novotny is the first step to learn how liposuction can enhance your body contours by removing excess localized fat deposits. A consultation is designed to fully educate you about liposuction in a non-pressure environment and will include:

  • A discussion of your goals and an evaluation of your individual case
  • The options available in liposuction surgery
  • The likely outcomes of liposuction and any risks or potential complications
  • The course of treatment recommended by Dr. Novotny
  • Dr. Novotny will also answer any of your questions


 
The surgeon inserts a cannula through small incisions in the skin. At the other end of the tube is a vacuum-pressure unit that suctions off the fat.
A snug compression garment worn after surgery helps reduce swelling. As healing progresses, a more proportional look will emerge. A slimmer body contour can help you feel more confident and comfortable.

 

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