Removes stubborn fat deposits from the
body that are resistant to diet and exercise with a tube and
vacuum device. Liposuction can be performed either using the
tumescent technique or through ultrasound-assisted
lipoplasty (UAL). Common locations for liposuction include
the chin, cheeks, neck, upper arms, above breasts, abdomen,
buttocks, hips, thighs, knees, calves, and ankles.
1 to 2 hours, or more. The UAL type
liposuction (see below in Technology) can take 40 percent
longer than regular liposuction procedures.
Back to work: 1 to 2 weeks. More
strenuous activity: 2 to 4 weeks. May take 6 months or more
to fully recover from swelling and bruising. polo ralph lauren shirts The use of
tumescent technique or UAL may decrease post-operative
swelling and bruising.
Permanent, sensitive to diet and
The surgeon makes small
incisions in the skin near fatty areas and inserts a long,
hollow tube (known as a cannula) which vacuums out fatty
tissues. Using the tumescent technique, targeted fat cells
are infused with saline containing solution with a local
anesthetic before the procedure to reduce post-operative
bruising and swelling. Using UAL, an ultrasound probe is
inserted under the skin to liquify the fat before it is
Outpatient - Usually outpatient
in the surgeons office. polo ralph lauren shirts However, liposuction of several
areas may require a short hospital stay.