Unfortunately, we are not programmed to lose weight uniformly throughout our body. For many people, despite dieting and exercise, some areas of the body simply do not lose the fat. Don’t despair: options are available to help you lose the fat.
Liposuction, also known as body contouring, is a safe and effective procedure that removes unwanted fat, resulting in a tighter, slimmer appearance.
Liposuction is designed to remove areas of fat throughout the body through small incisions placed in natural skin creases. Common areas treated with liposuction include the chin, abdomen, hips, flanks, thighs, back, and arms.
Liposuction is performed either in the office under local anesthetic or in the operating room under general anesthesia. Oral sedatives, if needed, also can be prescribed. During the procedure, tiny incisions are made and a diluted numbing medicine is placed in the area to be treated.
Recovery is quick. Mild swelling and bruising around the treated area is expected, and soreness, similar to what is experienced following a strenuous workout, may occur. Exercise may be resumed within a few days. The skin will continue to tighten and improve over several months. A post-operative compression garment also may be used.
To learn more about liposuction, and whether this procedure will benefit you, contact us today or call at 402-483-8530 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mitchell.