For patients who are generally fit and have maintained a steady weight, liposuction may seem like an attractive solution to their concerns about isolated fat pockets, like a “belly pooch.” Lipo is not right for everyone, however, and O’Neill Plastic Surgery works hard to ensure our patients are aware of their options. We will work with you to help identify liposuction alternatives that could be right for you and create the best treatment plan to help you meet your goals.
Is Liposuction Right For You?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure. Under anesthesia, a thin, hollow tube called a cannula is inserted into the problem area. The tube is then gently manipulated to break up the fat. The fat cells are suctioned out through the cannula. If the area of concern is more a matter of loose skin than stubborn fat deposits, liposuction may not be the right choice.
Even if fat removal is the goal, there are liposuction alternatives to consider. If you have recently undergone significant weight loss or pregnancy, and have areas of sagging skin causing bulges, liposuction may not be the appropriate procedure. A body lift, tummy tuck, or CoolSculpting treatment may be a better option for you.
The CoolSculpting procedure, for example, involves using cryogenic therapy to break up fat cells, which are then reabsorbed into the body, leaving the targeted area smoother and more toned-looking. CoolSculpting requires no surgery, no needles, and no downtime. If you want to eliminate stubborn fat through a noninvasive procedure, this treatment may be right for you.
Appointments at O’Neill Plastic Surgery
Schedule a consultation with Dr. O’Neill to find out which procedure is right for you! Call us at 843-881-2130 or use our online contact form. When you come in to O’Neill Plastic Surgery for your consultation, we’ll discuss your concerns and the alternatives that will best fit your specific needs. We are dedicated to educating our patients about the latest techniques and procedures, and ensuring that they enjoy their results for a lifetime.