What is liposuction?
Dr. Payne is one of the leading doctors experienced in performing liposuction. Liposuction is a safe and proven procedure that has allowed many patients to get the smaller, thinner frame they desire by removal small fat deposits. It can contour and shape specific areas of the body by removing excess fat and improving your body shape and proportion.
What parts of the body can a benefit from Liposuction?
Liposuction techniques may be used to reduce localized fat deposits of the thighs, hips and buttocks, abdomen and waist, arms, back, and neck. It can be performed on both men and women, and in men it treats a condition called Gynecomastia.
Liposuction can either be performed alone or in conjunction with other plastic surgery procedures. These procedures include facelift, breast reduction and a tummy tuck.
Who is a good candidate for liposuction?
Liposuction does not treat obesity and patients who are good candidates will want to reach a reasonable weight before getting this procedure. Liposuction isn’t a substitute for exercise so we recommend that patients live a healthy lifestyle and exercise to get their best results from this procedure, but sometimes, stubborn fat lingers. This is when liposuction can help you achieve the toned look you are working towards.
Will liposuction remove cellulite?
Unfortunately, liposuction isn’t the “cure” for cellulite. Even though liposuction does not treat cellulite, it can decrease the fat in your areas of concern and therefore help smooth areas that are prone to cellulite.
What to expect during liposuction:
The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and Dr. Payne will perform liposuction using small incisions in the area(s) of concern with a suction cannula. Liposuction breaks down and removes the fat from the treated areas. During this process, Dr. Payne will use his artistic talents as a cosmetic surgeon to contour your body into the sleek silhouette you desire. Your improved body contour will be apparent once the swelling and bruising subsides.
What to expect during liposuction recovery?
You will be in compression garments and you can experience swelling and edema for the first couple of weeks after surgery. Recovery time is about 2-3 weeks, but most patients will see full results within 2– 3 months.
How much does liposuction cost?
Every person is different, so price varies based on what area is being treated, and how much fat is to be removed. Typically the surgery will cost around $4,000-$8,000 including anesthesia and other fees. The quality of the surgeon is also a factor in cost, and a board certified plastic surgeon is always the best option.