|Liposuction surgery, or lipoplasty, reshapes specific areas of the body through the removal of fat deposits from beneath the skin using a hollow stainless steel tube (called a cannula) with the assistance of a powerful vacuum.
There are a number of liposuction techniques in use today. The tumescent technique is performed under local anesthesia and is the most common technique. The wet technique and superwet technique both require general anesthesia.
Ultrashape® is an alternative to liposuction. It is a non-invasive fat reduction and body contouring solution that uses "non-thermal" selective focused ultrasound to break down fat deposits in the treated area.
Lipodissolve, or mesotherapy, involves a series of medicated injections meant to reduce or eliminate small localized areas of unwanted fat. Love handles, saddlebags, muffin tops are common target areas for lipodissolve
Liposuction is not used for weight loss, rather to correct problem areas or fat bulges. The ideal candidate will be close to his/her ideal weight, with the goal of reducing fat volume in a specific area that has not been effecitvely reduced through diet and exercise.
It is important to remember that the fat removed through the liposuction procedure does not weigh a lot, therefore liposuction patients should expect a shape change rather than a weight change. Patients should discuss the benefits and risks of these techniques with the cosmetic plastic surgeon.
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According to the Consumer Guide to Plastic Surgery, the average cost to have liposuction performed in one area of the body is around $4,000. The Health Travel Guides extensively credentialed provider network price for liposuction on one area starts as low as $1,800. Contact us for a personalized quote today.