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Liposuction

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction, or Lipo, is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat from beneath the surface of the skin to improve body contour. Lipo is performed using a hollow cannula inserted through a small incision beneath the skin’s surface to suction out the fatty deposits. Lipo is ideal for body contouring and for resolving problem areas unresponsive to diet and exercise.

Lipo can be performed on multiple areas, most commonly the tummy, hips, back, thighs, upper arms, chin, and neck. Lipo can be used in conjunction with other surgical procedures to enhance results. Men and women find that lipo helps them to achieve long-lasting smoother body lines.

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Ideal Candidates for Liposuction

Patients who are physically healthy and non-smokers are ideal candidates for liposuction. Candidates must have realistic expectations regarding the results of liposuction.

The best candidates for lipo are patients who are within 30% of their ideal body weight. Candidates must have good skin elasticity and muscle tone.

Liposuction is appropriate for patients who cannot reduce excess stubborn body fat through diet and exercise alone. Excellent candidates are committed to a healthy diet and regular exercise to maintain the results they have achieved from liposuction.

Initial Consultation

After performing an exam and reviewing pertinent health history, your surgeon may order lab work and other pre-operative tests as deemed necessary.

During your initial consultation for a liposuction, you will meet with our board certified plastic surgeon to discuss your goals and expectations. Your surgeon will provide you with a detailed explanation of the liposuction procedure, answer your questions, and determine a surgical plan of care based on your expected outcome.

Lastly, you will meet with a surgery coordinator to discuss fees, surgery scheduling options, and make a pre-operative appointment to meet with the nurse for final preparation prior to surgery.

Surgery

Your surgery will be performed by our qualified physician in our AAAASF accredited office surgical suite with a qualified anesthesia provider. Operative time in most cases is approximately 1-2 hours. Most liposuction procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, and patients are discharged home the same day.

The liposuction procedure will start by administering anesthesia. This will make the patient comfortable throughout the whole procedure. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, a small incision will be made in the chosen location. The cannula, which is a thin hollow tube, will be inserted into the target area through the incision.

The cannula will be moved back and forth, which loosens the excess fatty tissue. Medical suction will remove the fat cells from the body. After removing the target volume of fat cells, the liposuction procedure will be complete.

What is the Cost of Liposuction?

Pricing for Liposuction includes doctor fees, hospital fees, and anesthesia.

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*Prices may vary based on the specific needs of the patient and scope of the procedure

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Recovery

Your nurse will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions at your pre-operative visit and will review them again prior to your discharge home. Recovery time for liposuction is about 1-2 weeks, and most patients take pain medication for a few days. Patients can typically return to work within 1-2 weeks, but heavy lifting, pushing or pulling should be avoided for the first four weeks following your surgery.

A follow-up visit may be arranged to evaluate the results of the liposuction procedure and monitor the recovery progress of the patient.

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“I went and had liposuction done and Dr. Dean did an awesome job! I’m in love with my results and I will definitely be returning for future procedures”
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If you want to learn more about liposuction in Baton Rouge, visit Associates in Plastic Surgery for a comprehensive consultation. Contact us today to set up your appointment!

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