Joseph Serota, MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Liposuction

Deposits of stubborn, excess fat anywhere on the body can make otherwise confident people feel insecure about their appearance. If diet and exercise programs fail to help you achieve your desired body contours, Dr. Joseph Serota may be a viable alternative.

The Solution: Liposuction in Aurora

Liposuction is a procedure in which localized deposits of fat are removed to re-contour one or more areas of the body. Although not a substitute for dieting and exercise, this procedure can greatly help in improving body contour. The procedure can produce excellent results for people who have deposits of excess fat that make certain body areas appear disproportionately large. Liposuction can slim your hips and thighs, flatten your abdomen or eliminate a double chin. The results of liposuction can have a positive effect on the way you feel about yourself and the way you look.

Liposuctions Were a Top 5 Cosmetic Surgical Procedure in 2017

What to Expect During Liposuction

A liposuction procedure typically takes 1.5-4 hours.

  • General or local anesthesia is administered.
  • Through a tiny incision, a narrow tube or cannula is inserted and used to vacuum the fat layer that lies deep beneath the skin. The cannula is pushed then pulled through the fat layer, breaking up the fat cells and suctioning them out.

Liposuction Recovery

Your recovery after liposuction will depend on how many areas are treated and your own unique healing ability. On average, you should expect to recover a few days at home and limit any strenuous activities for about 2 weeks. You may be instructed to wear a compression garment for a short time to minimize swelling.

Swelling and bruising is normal and temporary. Full results may take several months to achieve. It is necessary to continue a healthy lifestyle in order to maintain your great results. Liposuction should not be viewed as a weight loss procedure.

Remember, the best and most long-lasting results from liposuction are in those patients committed to a healthy lifestyle, which includes proper nutrition and physical activity. Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity or a way to lose weight quickly. Proper recovery routine is equally important to the success of the surgery. It is a surgical procedure that is sometimes the only way to eliminate fatty deposits that do not respond to diet and exercise.

Potential Risks of Liposuction

Following Dr. Serota’s post-op instructions will help to minimize the risk of complications.

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Nerve damage or skin sensation changes
  • Bruising and swelling
  • Blood clots
  • Fluid loss or accumulation
  • Anesthesia risks

Procedures Often Performed With Liposuction

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