Despite the most persistent diet and exercise efforts, stubborn fat deposits can linger and distort the slim figure you’ve been working for. Liposuction minimizes these deposits to help you feel more confident in your shape. At Park Plastic Surgery in Rocky Mount, NC, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Frederick K. Park specializes in creating exceptional liposuction results for Greenville, Halifax, and Nashville-area men and women.
What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction is the use of straw-like tubes, called cannulas, to break up and suction away fat from beneath the skin. Liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits and improving your body contours and proportion. It is a wonderful technique to achieve reshaping of certain body parts.
Dr. Park generally uses small cannulas and reserves ultrasound assisted liposuction for very dense, fibrous areas, which will not respond to standard liposuction.
What Does Liposuction Achieve?
Liposuction techniques may be used to reduce localized fat deposits of the:
- Hips and buttocks
- Abdomen and waist
- Upper arms
- Inner knee
- Chest area
- Cheeks, chin and neck
- Calves and ankles
Liposuction can be performed alone or along with other plastic surgery procedures, such as a facelift, breast reduction, or tummy tuck.
What Doesn’t Liposuction Achieve?
Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity or a substitute for proper diet and exercise. It is also not an effective treatment for cellulite, the dimpled skin that typically appears on the thighs, hips, and buttocks, or loose, saggy skin.
Who Is a Candidate for Liposuction?
The ideal patient is at a stable body weight, is hopefully near their ideal weight, has good skin tone, and has limited areas which are disproportionately large despite weight loss. These patients can have outstanding results with limited Liposuction.
Dr. Park’s Approach:
“The ideal liposuction candidate is at or near their ideal weight. However, not always the case. For patients who are not at a stable weight, it is essential to clearly define the goals. Liposuction is definitely NOT a substitute for weight loss. It is a reshaping procedure, which works best in a limited area. But it can be used to reduce size in certain larger regions. Common areas for this might be the abdomen or thighs. A patient with a thick abdomen, who desires a slightly thinner appearance, may feel that his or her goals are achieved by a total abdominal liposuction procedure, even if the result is not a thin, contoured look.”
What Is Liposuction Recovery Like?
Following liposuction, many people can return to work after 3 to 7 days and resume exercise after 4 to 6 weeks. Your recovery time may vary depending on the complexity of your surgery.
How Much Does Liposuction Cost?
The cost of liposuction varies depending on the number of areas treated and the extent of the corrections achieved. The best way to determine your pricing is to visit us for a private liposuction consultation with Dr. Park.
To schedule an appointment at Park Plastic Surgery, please call us at (252) 888-2691. If you have any questions or comments, or if you want to learn more about the services we provide, please complete and submit our contact form.