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.
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 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.