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Issues with obesity abound all across the United States. This can cause a wide range of issues with general health as well as an individual’s sense of self-esteem. Of course, the first step in dealing with a personal obesity issue is with an improved diet and exercise.

Liposuction is a cosmetic treatment, meant to alter or improve a body part, by removing a small-to-modest amount of fatty tissue. It’s important to understand that it cannot improve your general health and should not be viewed as an effective treatment for obesity.

Indeed, one of its greatest benefits is to improve the appearance of a stubborn body part during or after the process of losing a significant amount of weight.

The liposuction procedure can be performed at Dr. Otis Allen’s Bloomington, Illinois clinic in a single outpatient appointment. The level of sedation that he recommends will be based on the location of the area and the amount of fat being removed. If Dr. Otis Allen recommends full sedation, you will need to arrange a ride home from a family member or trusted friend.

The liposuction procedure starts with Dr. Otis Allen making a small incision in the area that needs to be addressed. Then he will carefully insert a special tube called a cannula into the local fatty deposits. A modest suction will help to carefully extract the unwanted fat, without harm to any other tissues in the area.

The total duration of the liposuction procedure will vary depending on the area and the volume being removed. Afterward, Dr. Otis Allen will explain any other postoperative care requirements, such as the cleaning and care of a potential drainage tube.

If you live in the Bloomington, Illinois area and you have a stubborn area that needs adjustment, you should call 309.827.3881 to schedule a consultation at Institute for Plastic Surgery’s clinic.