Excess fat is bothersome for a significant number of patients. It occurs for many reasons, from genetics to inactivity and diet to gradually slowing metabolisms. Regardless of the cause, diet and exercise are not always enough to remove excess fat around the stomach, thighs, hips, neck, chin, and other areas. Many types of liposuction are marketed today and with over 25 years of experience as a plastic and cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Whetstone incorporates only techniques that are truly useful and safe with the most desirable long-term results.
WHAT IS LIPOSUCTION?
Liposuction is the removal of excess fat deposits that tend to not go away with diet and exercise, resulting in a better body contour. Each individual’s history, concerns, and goals vary greatly, which Dr. Whetstone takes into consideration while constructing a unique treatment plan. Dr. Whetstone utilizes the Vaser system to conduct ultrasound liposuction and provide patients with optimal results. Vaser is the newest medical technology more accurately targets fat deposits, resulting in rapid removal of unwanted fat. In addition to precision, Vaser liposuction is associated with reduced recovery time and less post-surgical discomfort.
CANDIDATES FOR LIPOSUCTION
The best way to decide whether or not liposuction is right for you is to meet with Dr. Whetstone for a complimentary consultation.
RECOVERY FROM LIPOSUCTION
Recovery from any surgery is different for every patient, as each individual heals differently. After surgery you can expect some discomfort and swelling which can be controlled with oral pain medication. You will be advised to avoid strenuous activity for about 2 weeks after surgery. You will be placed in a compression garment to compress the skin to your new body contours. Before surgery, you will be given specific postoperative instructions to follow for a smooth recovery.
RESULTS FROM LIPOSUCTION
The swelling will gradually subside over the next few weeks and you will experience noticeable results as final contours become visible. The results of liposuction will be long lasting provided you maintain a stable weight and general fitness.