What is Liposuction?

No doubt, you are already aware that Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures. Liposuction is a highly effective way to give your figure a helping hand, by removing those stubborn pockets of fat that a good diet and healthy exercise can't seem to diminish. Liposuction, technically known as suction-assisted lipectomy, is a technique to remove unwanted fat deposits from specific areas of the body, including the chin, neck, and cheeks; the upper arms and above the breasts; the abdomen, buttocks, hips, and thighs; and the knees, calves, and ankles. The result is a sculpting of bulging areas into more attractive contours.

What Does the Treatment Involve?

Through a tiny incision, a small tube is inserted and used to vacuum the fat layer that lies deep beneath the skin. The small tube is pushed then pulled through the fat layer, breaking up the fat cells and suctioning them out by a vacuum pump or a large syringe. The incision sites are carefully chosen so that scarring is as inconspicuous as possible. Suction assisted lipectomy usually takes an hour to four hours, but the time required may vary depending on the area and amount being suctioned.

Getting Back To Normal After Liposuction Surgery

Dr. Lambeth will probably tell you to start walking around as soon as possible (to help prevent blood clots from forming in your legs), but to avoid more strenuous activity for two to four weeks. Any stitches will be removed in five to ten days, and you should be back at work in two to three days, or as much as two weeks after your surgery. While most swelling and discoloration will be gone a month or two after surgery, some subtle swelling can remain for six months or more.

What Will Be Covered During the Initial Consultation?

At the initial consultation you will be asked your reasons for wishing to undergo Liposuction and what your expectations are from the treatment. You will be asked questions about your medical history, whether you are taking any medication or have any drug allergies.

Dr. Lambeth will discuss details of the procedure, what to expect during your hospital stay and during your recovery period. He will also discuss the potential risks and complications associated with the Liposuction procedure. As with any surgery, you will have many questions. Dr. Lambeth will be glad to answer all of your questions during your consultation.

Do You Offer A Suite of Liposuction Services?

Lambeth Plastic Surgery does offer a combination of procedures for both men and women. Please contact our office for details.

If you are considering Liposuction in the Raleigh-Durham area, please contact Lambeth Plastic Surgery by filling out an inquiry form or speaking to our friendly staff directly. Please visit our Vectra FAQ page to learn more about our advanced consultation including razor-sharp 3D imaging.


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