Liposuction (Lipoplasty) Baton Rouge
Have you been thinking about getting liposuction? Are you just an inch or two away from your ideal figure? Do you have just a bit of extra bulk around your thighs or upper arms that you can’t seem to get rid of? Targeting specific areas of fat can be an incredibly difficult thing to do using traditional methods of fat reduction like dieting and exercise.
However, that doesn’t mean you have to let that stubborn fat prevent you from attaining your ideal body. Liposuction is an excellent choice for targeting stubborn fat in areas all around the body. At Associates in Plastic Surgery, Dr. John Dean has provided numerous patients with outstanding results from their liposuction in Baton Rouge.
While liposuction is not intended for massive fat reduction, it is perfect for eliminating precise amounts of fat to create attractive contours and enhance the tone of specific areas of the body.
Liposuction can be performed in various areas, including:
- Upper arms
Is Liposuction Right for Me?
Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, 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. Despite good health and a 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.
While liposuction may be a good solution for individuals who are close to their ideal body weight, it is important to know that this is not a treatment for obesity or a substitute for a proper diet, exercise, or weight-loss surgery. It can be an excellent choice for providing the finishing touches to your body once you have lost a lot of weight but still have small deposits of stubborn fat left over.
It is also not an effective treatment for cellulite, the dimpled skin that typically appears on the thighs, hips, and buttocks, or loose, sagging skin. If loose skin and cellulite are issues you are trying to address, talk to Dr. Dean so that he can recommend a procedure that will provide you with your desired results. In cases where there is excess fat along with loose skin, liposuction can be performed along with other surgical body contouring procedures like an arm lift, thigh lift, or tummy tuck.
What to Expect from Your Liposuction
There are various forms of liposuction that utilize different techniques to make the process easier or more effective. The most common form of liposuction involves the use of a thin hollow tube known as a cannula. A special tumescent fluid is injected into the body to reduce bleeding, minimize discomfort, and reduce swelling.
Once the tumescent fluid is injected into the area, the cannula is inserted into the body. Dr. Dean will then manipulate the cannula to scrape and loosen the fat from the surrounding tissues. Once the fat cells have been loosened, the fat cells and tumescent fluid are sucked up through the cannula and out of the body.
Recovering from Liposuction
The length of your recovery following your liposuction in Baton Rouge will vary based on the extent of the work performed, the areas of the body treated, and other factors. You can expect to experience some swelling and bruising. Pain should be minimal and can be managed with medication. Compression garments may need to be worn during the recovery process.
Dr. Dean can go over the details of your liposuction including the expected cost of your procedure during your consultation at Associates in Plastic Surgery. The price of your liposuction in Baton Rouge will depend on things like the areas of the body being treated and the overall amount of work required.
Schedule a Consultation for Your Liposuction
Associates in Plastic Surgery offers proven and time-tested liposuction techniques. To determine if liposuction is right for you, contact Associates in Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Dean for your liposuction in Baton rouge.