What is Liposuction?
Liposuction, or Lipo, is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat from beneath the surface of the skin to improve body contour. Lipo is performed using a hollow cannula inserted through a small incision beneath the skin’s surface to suction out the fatty deposits. Lipo is ideal for body contouring and for resolving problem areas unresponsive to diet and exercise.
Lipo can be performed on multiple areas, most commonly the tummy, hips, back, thighs, upper arms, chin, and neck. Lipo can be used in conjunction with other surgical procedures to enhance results. Men and women find that lipo helps them to achieve long-lasting smoother body lines.
During your initial consultation for a liposuction, you will meet with one of our board certified plastic surgeons to discuss your goals and expectations. Your surgeon will provide you with a detailed explanation of the liposuction procedure, answer your questions, and determine a surgical plan of care based on your expected outcome. After performing an exam and reviewing pertinent health history, your surgeon may order lab work and other pre-operative tests as deemed necessary. Lastly, you will meet with a surgery coordinator to discuss fees, surgery scheduling options, and make a pre-operative appointment to meet with the nurse for final preparation prior to surgery.
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Your surgery will be performed in our AAAASF accredited office surgical suite with a qualified anesthesia provider. Operative time in most cases is approximately 1-2 hours. Most liposuction procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, and patients are discharged home the same day.
Your nurse will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions at your pre-operative visit and will review them again prior to your discharge home. Recovery time for liposuction is about 1-2 weeks, and most patients take pain medication for a few days. Patients can typically return to work within 1-2 weeks, but heavy lifting, pushing or pulling should be avoided for the first four weeks following your surgery.
Your Liposuction will be performed in Bourgeois Freel Plastic Surgery‘s surgery center located in Baton Rouge, LA.