Can All Problem Areas be Treated in One Liposuction Session?- Charleston, SC

Liposuction is a type of plastic surgery that removes fatty deposits on specific areas of the body. Some patients wonder if all problem areas can be treated in one session with their plastic surgeon. The answer is: yes! If you have several fatty deposits that are extremely hard to get rid of, Dr. O’Neill can help. He performs this surgery regularly and his liposuction patients get dramatic, body contouring results, that ultimately enhance your self-confidence and body image! Liposuction can also be combined with other procedures for overall body contouring improvement. Typically, people in good health are better candidates for liposuction surgery.

Liposuction

Problem Areas

The surgery targets localized fatty deposits all over the body, slimming and reshaping body contours, improving body shape and proportion. These techniques may be used to reduce localized fat deposits of the back, stomach, waist, hips, buttocks, upper arms, chest, face, calves, and ankles. 

The Liposuction Procedure

The tumescent or super-wet liposuction technique requires an infusion of saline solution with adrenaline and possibly anesthetic prior to removal of excess fat. During the outpatient plastic surgery procedure, Dr. O’Neill will make a series of incisions and inserts the fat-targeting cannula into the fatty deposits. Those fatty deposits are then sucked out using vacuum attached to the cannula.

After Surgery 

After the procedure is complete, you may experience swelling and bruising. You can expect results from your liposuction surgery in two to four weeks, with final results appearing anywhere between 2 to 6 months. Be careful, though, because if you experience significant weight gain after your surgery, the fatty deposits that were removed could come back.

O’Neill Plastic Surgery

Here at O’Neill Plastic Surgery, we want you to look and feel your best. If you are considering any plastic surgery procedures, feel free to contact us. For any questions about these procedures, call (843) 881-2130 or contact us online. 

A picture of Patrick J. O’Neill, MD wearing his doctor attire.

About the Author

Upon completing medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, Dr. O’Neill completed nine years of residency training. These nine years included a full general surgery and a plastic surgery residency, both at the Medical University of South Carolina, and a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery. Dr. O’Neill has extensive certifications, training, skills, and knowledge that make him a successful physician who can carry out your next plastic surgery procedure. His expertise and technique will result in the beautiful and natural look you desire post surgery.

Board Certified:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Sub-Certification in Hand and Microsurgery

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