When dieting and exercise have been unsuccessful in eliminating areas of excess fat, liposuction (lipoplasty) may be the ideal treatment. Liposuction slims and reshapes certain areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits and improving body contour. Dr. Broderick can perform liposuction on areas including the thighs, abdomen, flanks, and arms. Ideal candidates for liposuction have firm, supple skin, and good muscle tone, do not suffer from any illnesses or medical conditions that can impair healing. They do not smoke, are a healthy weight, and have a positive outlook and specific goals they wish to achieve with the body contouring treatment.
Liposuction has been used for many decades to help remove unwanted fat on the body through a special cannula that suctions out the fat cells and provides patients with better body contours. While weight loss may occur during this procedure due to the removal of the fat cells, it is for a reduction in overall body weight. It is suited for patients who want to improve their contours by reducing fat around specific areas of the body.
Liposuction is done under local or general anesthetic depending on the desires of the patient, and patients may want to speak to their doctor about the necessary downtime needed for recovery.
Patients can ask questions about the procedure and about what they can expect following surgery, and we provide post-surgical aftercare instructions. Some patients may need prescription pain medications after their procedure while others may be able to use over-the-counter medications to enhance their comfort. Patients are advised to come back for a follow-up appointment to ensure all is healing as expected and there is no risk of infection.
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