Unwanted fat can develop on various areas of the body on both men and women. While improving diet and increasing exercise can ensure patients lead a healthier lifestyle and address their overall weight and size, there are areas of the body where fat reduction can be difficult to address. To target these areas of unwanted fat, patients will want to consider the benefits of cosmetic surgery treatments such as liposuction.

Understanding liposuction

Liposuction is a procedure provided for patients at the Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads for patients in the state of Virginia. This treatment involves the removal of unwanted fat from specific areas of the body. This may include the:

  • Stomach
  • Flanks
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Upper arms

Patients should be fully aware that liposuction is not a weight loss solution, but rather a body contouring treatment. By targeting areas of excess fat, patients can reduce their overall size and improve specific areas of concern.

What happens during liposuction?

Patients are properly anesthetized with local or general anesthesia to ensure comfort throughout the process. Then, the doctor will use a small tube called a cannula to enter into the treatment area and access the fat cells. The cannula is connected to a specialized device to suction out the fat cells and reduce body contours. The entire procedure is done during a single session, and the results and transformation can be dramatic!

What can I expect for recovery time?

Recovery depends on the area treated, the amount of fat removed, and the patient’s overall health and wellness. Patients should expect to take some time off of work and social activities to heal. Patients will also experience some bruising and discomfort, which is often managed with rest and prescription medications for pain.

Speak to our provider today to learn more about liposuction

Patients in the areas of Newport News, Norfolk, Williamsburg, and Virginia Beach, Virginia ready to enhance their appearance and improve their contours with liposuction are invited to schedule a consultation visit with Drs. Vonu, Blanchard, Zwicklbauer and Lofgren. The Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads offers several locations with a primary number at (757) 873-3500 to schedule a visit at any practice. Our AAAASF Certified surgery center is committed to providing a wide selection of services to new and current patients who are interested in cosmetic surgery.



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