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Serving patients in Ohio and Michigan including Toledo, Sylvania, Oregon, Detroit, Taylor, and Troy.

Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure designed to remove targeted fat cells from the body. During a liposuction procedure, the fat cells are suctioned out of the body. This procedure is ideal for those who find that their fat is concentrated on certain areas of the body and does not respond to diet or exercise. Our patients find that liposuction provides a way to achieve a more proportionate body by directly treating their problem areas.

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Is Liposuction Right for Me?

Liposuction is most often used to treat the thighs, buttocks, abdomen, love handles, saddlebags, and arms although it can be used to treat almost any body part, including the face.

Ideal patients for liposuction have the following characteristics:

  • Are less than thirty pounds overweight
  • Find that their fat is deposited in one or just a few body areas
  • Have no serious medical conditions or concerns
  • Have skin that is firm and elastic and that will respond well to changes in body contours

If you are at or near your goal weight but find that there are still stubborn pockets of fat remaining, liposuction may be right for you. Our surgeons advise patients not to think of liposuction as a weight loss procedure but as a way to create a more proportionate silhouette by removing five pounds of fat or less.

During liposuction, the surgeon sculpts the remaining layer of fat; this is as much an art as a science, and you should be able to trust your surgeon to sculpt your body contours in a way that you will find aesthetically pleasing.

Procedure Details

Liposuction surgeons perform liposuction under local anesthesia. During this procedure, a hollow tube (cannula) is inserted underneath the skin, into the underlying layer of fat. This tube is used to inject a solution of lidocaine (an anesthetic) and saline, which will break down the fat cells so that they are easier for the surgeon to remove. Then, a device creates slight suction while the surgeon moves the tube back and forth in the fat layer. Slowly, the surgeon removes fat while leaving natural contours in the tissue left behind. This procedure can take anywhere from one to five hours depending on the body part and the amount of fat removed.

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Recovery After Liposuction

After some patients get liposuction in Toledo they are able to return to work in as little as two or three days. Other patients stay home for about a week. Typically, larger body parts require a longer recovery time. During this period, you can expect some soreness and bruising. In about a week, the results of liposuction will begin to be apparent. You may need to wear a compression garment for a week or two to support the tissues in their new contours.

What Is the Cost of Liposuction in Ohio and Michigan?

The price of liposuction varies for each person depending on the extent of surgery necessary, including the number of target areas and the amount of fat being removed. Artisan Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery accepts CareCredit™, Surgery Loans, and Healthcare Financing Direct as plastic surgery financing options.

Additional Body Contouring Procedures

At the Artisan Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery Center, Dr. Raj K. Gupta & Dr. Manish Raj Gupta offer plastic and reconstructive surgery and non-invasive advanced skin care to patients across Ohio and Michigan including Toledo, Sylvania, Oregon, Detroit, Taylor, and Troy. Contact the Artisan Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery Center office today to schedule your liposuction consultation!


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Written by Artisan Cosmetic Surgery January 17, 2014