What is lipoplasty?

The most often requested plastic surgery operation is liposuction. Simply said, liposuction entails the removal of undesirable fat from different bodily areas. This includes the belly, hips, thighs, upper arms, buttocks, cheeks, neck, and knees. Additional medical terminology for liposuction include “lipoplasty” and “suction lipectomy.” In the proper patient, liposuction is a great method for enhancing definition by removing stubborn fat deposits.

How does liposuction work?

Depending on the size of the surgery, liposuction is done under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation the majority of the time. Multiple minute incisions are made in a triangular pattern around trouble regions. Through the incisions, a thin tube (or cannula) is introduced to suck away layers of subcutaneous fat. Typically, Dr. Lyle and Dr. High use Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL) to aid the suctioning and lysis of fat cells. After the initial section has been completed, the procedure is repeated via the next incision to feather the shape.

Prior to commencing the actual suctioning operation, a considerable amount of a particular local anesthetic formulation is delivered via each incision. This is known as the tumescent method. This successfully reduces blood loss during liposuction and improves pain management.

After liposuction is completed, the patient is fitted with an elastic compression garment that will be worn for many weeks.

What is the restoration?

Depending on the degree of the operation, liposuction is often performed on an outpatient basis. A compression garment is worn consistently for six weeks. You may remove the clothing to launder it periodically. Prescriptions for drugs to manage postoperative pain are offered. Highly suggested is having a friend or family help you in the first week.

On the day following operation, walking is suggested, but intense activity, sports, and heavy lifting should be avoided for six weeks. Plan on taking a minimum of one week off from work to recover.

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