Enhancing your appearance with liposuction:

Despite good health and reasonable level of fitness, some people may still have a body with disproportionate contours due to localized fat deposits. These areas may be due to family traits rather than a lack of weight control or fitness. Liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits, improving your body contours and proportion, and ultimately, enhancing your self-image.

Liposuction techniques may be used to reduce localized fat deposits of the:

  • Thighs
  • Hips and Buttocks
  • Abdomen and Waist
  • Upper Arms
  • Back
  • Inner Knee
  • Chest Area
  • Cheeks, Chin, and Neck
  • Calves and Ankles

In some cases, liposuction is performed alone; in other cases it is used with plastic surgery procedures such as facelift, breast reduction, or a tummy tuck.

What it won’t do:

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.

Procedural Steps:

Liposuction is performed through small, inconspicuous incisions. First, sterile liquid solution is infused to reduce bleeding and trauma. Then a thin hollow tube, or cannula, is inserted through these incisions to loosen excess fat using a controlled back and forth motion. The dislodged fat is then suctioned out of the body using a surgical vacuum or syringe attached to the cannula.

Your Results:

Your improved body contour will be apparent when the swelling and fluid retention commonly experienced following liposuction subside. With continued practices of healthy diet and fitness, the loss of excess fatty tissue should be permanently maintained. However, substantial weight gain can alter an otherwise permanent result.

To learn more about liposuction in Bloomington, Illinois, we welcome you to contact our experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Otis Allen, and our team today at Institute for Plastic Surgery.