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Craig S Rock, MD, FACS
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-designed to remove localized areas of excess fat

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a body contouring procedure designed to remove excess fat from beneath the skin by using a thin cannula inserted through a small incision. The goal is an improvement in contour with minimal scarring.

General information:

  • Purpose:  To remove localized areas of excess fat
  • Types of liposuction
    • traditional
    • tumescent - saline solution containing a local anesthetic is infused into the area prior to suctioning, to decrease post-operative discomfort, bruising and swelling
    • power-assisted (PAL)
    • ultrasound-assisted (VASER)
  • Treatment areas:  Areas commonly treated include the chin, abdomen, back, waist, flanks, hips, thighs and knees
  • Incisions:  Approximately 1/4" in length, can usually be placed within natural skin creases
  • Length of surgery: 1 - 3 hours, depending on the number of areas treated - outpatient
  • Anesthesia:  General
  • Recovery: Patients generally return to work within a few days. Most activities can be resumed within a few weeks, while strenuous exercise will take longer. A compression garment is worn for four weeks after surgery. Final results may take up to a year.