What is liposuction?

Often simply called lipo, liposuction is a procedure Dr. Peck uses to transform his patients’ bodies. During liposuction, he suctions the fat from targeted areas on your body, shaping them as he goes to ensure you get a natural, aesthetically pleasing body shape. 

Dr. Peck performs liposuction on virtually any part of the body where you have excess fat and want to see reshaping. He treats the:

  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Upper arms
  • Back
  • Chin and neck
  • Ankles
  • Buttocks
  • Chest
  • Calves

Clearly, liposuction is versatile. If any part of your body is bothering you, don’t hesitate to talk with Dr. Peck about this treatment to find out if it’s right for you. 

Can anyone get liposuction?

The ideal liposuction candidate is a healthy adult. 

Liposuction is an extremely effective body contouring procedure. It’s not, however, a weight loss treatment. Obese patients should look to other treatments and procedures (like gastric banding surgery or a gastric bypass) to help them achieve their weight loss goals. 

Dr. Peck uses liposuction to help patients who have a stable body weight but have areas of excess fat they want to eradicate. By removing the fat and reshaping the area, Dr. Peck transforms both the targeted body area and your overall appearance. 

What should I expect during and after liposuction?

Dr. Peck personalizes the liposuction procedure to you. He lets you know what to expect beforehand. For example, if he’s only treating a specific area, he may use localized anesthetic, while he may use general anesthesia for more comprehensive liposuction procedures. Either way, he ensures you’re comfortable during your entire procedure. 

After liposuction, you will likely experience some swelling and bruising at the surgery site. Dr. Peck recommends wearing compression garments to help minimize the swelling. Expect to take a few days off of work and a few weeks away from exercise. 

If you notice any uneven contours in the days or weeks following your procedure, don’t worry. The fat that remains after your liposuction takes time to settle into place, leaving you with your new svelte frame. Over the coming weeks and months, your results take shape, and you get to enjoy your new slimmer, contoured body. 

Are you interested in liposuction? Call Richard Peck Plastic Surgery to schedule an appointment