Liposuction

Do you have an unwanted bulge or layer of fat that is hard to get rid of? Unsightly bulges are annoying. Not only are they ugly, but they are unhealthy as well. Worse still, it’s impossible to control where these bulges turn up. Often, these bulges cannot be gotten rid of with diet and exercise. But what if you could get rid of these unsightly bulges with contouring? Thanks to Dr. Stanley Harper’s liposuction procedure, you can now show a chiseled look.

An extremely common complaint is a bulge of fat that is resistant to weight loss, diet, or exercise. Patients who share this complaint may benefit from suction-assisted lipectomy, otherwise known as liposuction! Dr. Stanley Harper, a board-certified Plastic Surgeon, has helped many patients overcome this complaint and successfully achieve the look they desire.

Choosing Liposuction: Who’s a Good Fit?

Will I benefit from liposuction? Is the procedure guaranteed to be successful? How long before I see results? If these are some questions that concern you, you are not alone. Everyone who undergoes liposuction is concerned about the prognosis of the procedure and if they are a good candidate for liposuction.

As with all surgeries, liposuction works best on patients who are appropriate candidates. People with complaints of bulges and fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise may consider liposuction to improve these areas.

So, if you have been unsuccessful at getting rid of unsightly bulges through diet and exercise, you are most likely a candidate for liposuction.

Will Liposuction Help You Reduce Weight?

It is important to realize that liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure, but rather a contouring procedure that will improve the patient’s overall appearance and self-confidence. Often, liposuction can succeed in helping patients who have not seen results with other options.

Though it might seem like you have lost weight after the liposuction, the procedure has simply perfectly contoured your body to give you a perfectly sculpted look.

If you are worried about whether liposuction will dramatically change your looks, the answer is simple. It all depends on how close you are to your ideal body weight. From experience, we know that the best candidates are patients who do not use tobacco, who are generally healthy, and who are within 30% of their ideal body weight. These patients can expect an excellent improvement in the areas of concern.

So even before you get in touch with us, you know what you can expect, but we encourage you to get in touch with our team for a more realistic idea of what you can expect when Dr. Stanley Harper and his magnificent team of surgeons perform the procedure on you.

What Areas Can I Have Liposuction On?

If you are wondering what areas can you have liposuction on, the answer is simple – on any area of your body. Here are some common areas that people want contoured to give them a leaner, sexier, and healthier look:

  • The chin: Get rid of double and triple chins. Show the perfect jawline when you get rid of unsightly jowls of fat.
  • The neck: Have you always had a short and fat neck? Now you can change that and have a slender and long neck. Our procedure will change this for you. Through a couple of very tiny incisions under the chin or behind the ears, Dr. Stanley harper will insert a fine liposuction cannula to remove all the excess fat gently.
  • The abdomen: A bulging abdomen is a sign of an inactive lifestyle. Liposuction gets rid of excess fat from areas that refuse to respond to diet and exercise.
  • The chest: Liposuction is a common solution for men and can effectively correct problem areas. Men also tend to have firmer and more vascular fat which is easy to get rid off from areas such as the chest.
  • Thighs: Removing excessive fat from the inner thighs alone can improve your silhouette. If you have dark inner thighs from the fat around these areas rubbing against each other, removing excess fat from the inner thighs will help. We also ensure that we perform liposuction on the inner knees during this procedure to maintain symmetry.
  • Hips: bulging hips, also referred to as love handles or muffin tops are removed to create a smooth and more natural transition area from the flank, down to the butt area.
  • Buttocks: Rather than the buttock cheeks, most patients benefit from liposuction of the upper and outer butt, the outer thigh, and the hip/flank region.
  • Arms: Gain shapely arms from arm liposuction – a procedure that gets rids of unsightly fat under the skin on the upper arms.

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Liposuction: Recovery and Results

Recovery from liposuction requires the use of compression garments in most cases. These garments help encourage the skin to return to an appropriate appearance and to minimize swelling that will occur. It is important to note that liposuction does not produce an immediate result! In fact, patients should expect swelling that would last up to 6 months, also bruising and inflammation that may last up to 4 weeks.The ideal candidates should maintain their weight with diet and exercise after surgery. A common misconception exists that fat somehow “redistributes” to other areas of the body after liposuction. This is simply not true! If an individual gains weight following treatment, they may perceive this weight gain to be more prominent in areas NOT treated by the liposuction.

Liposuction: What to Expect

Before the procedure: Under Dr. Stanley Harper’s care, you can expect to undergo strict preoperative and postoperative care to ensure your comfort before and after the procedure. Preoperatively, you will have a chance to go over your goals and talk about any concerns you have. The risks and benefits of the procedure would have been explained to you well in advance. So, now, before the procedure, the doctor might mark the areas that will be treated. Photos may be taken to be used later for before-and-after comparisons. Dr. Stanley Harper prefers to perform liposuction in the operating room. This allows the patient to be carefully monitored during the procedure, and comfort is ensured. The overall process consists of an injection of fluid, called tumescence, followed by the actual removal of fat. Tumescence is essential to the process, ensuring minimal blood loss and maximal comfort for the patient. After the fat has been removed, the small incisions created will be closed, and the patient will be placed in a supportive garment to ensure comfort and reduce swelling.

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