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Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes fat deposits in disproportionate areas of the body. The traditional technique is called suction-assisted liposuction (SAL). Fat in unwanted areas is injected with a solution of saline and epinephrine and then removed with small medical tubes called cannula. Other techniques include power-assisted liposuction (PAL), ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL), and laser-assisted liposuction (LAL). Each patient receives careful review to determine the ideal procedure.

Am I a good candidate for liposuction?

Liposuction is typically performed on patients who are within 15-20 pounds of their ideal body weight. However, it is not a substitute for weight loss, a healthy lifestyle or exercise. Instead, this plastic surgery procedure for the body complements a healthy lifestyle by addressing stubborn, disproportionate areas.

What can I expect during a consultation?

The first step with our staff is a consultation. You will be asked to discuss your medical history including medications, allergies, prior surgical procedures and smoking history. You will also need to share your goals so that Dr. Surek can make recommendations to work best for you.

You will be examined standing up, in front of a full-length mirror, which allows you to discuss all areas of concern. At the end of the visit, you will receive informed consent documents and expected costs for your planned procedure.

If you decide to schedule the surgery, you will need to schedule a preoperative appointment to receive prescriptions, schedule follow-up visits, review your surgical consent, and be photographed for your medical record.

Measuring trouble areas

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How is liposuction surgery performed?

Liposuction surgery is performed while the patient is under full anesthesia in an accredited operating facility. After the patient is fully under, practitioners mark the body to prepare for incisions. The patient will be turned during the procedure to address both the front and back of the body.

After the surgery is complete, the surgical nurse helps dress the patient in a compression garment. The patient will need at least 24 hours of drains to help rid the body of excess fluid and swelling. The patient will need to return to the office the next day for the first follow-up appointment.

Ready to schedule a consultation, or have additional questions about the procedure? Contact Surek Plastic Surgery today and we’d be happy to help.