If you’ve ever considered a body contouring surgery such as liposuction, you’re not alone. Interest in cosmetic surgery is higher than ever, with men and women achieving slimmer, swimsuit-ready bodies with amazing results. Après Plastic Surgery & Med Spa offers this advanced fat removal treatment for the abdomen, flanks, buttocks, and thighs so patients can have a more defined appearance.
During your private consultation, our plastic surgeons will determine your areas of concern to create a custom body contouring strategy. To make your recovery easier, our physicians have developed a technique that uses local anesthesia for your liposuction treatment instead of general anesthesia. To learn more about the benefits of this alternative method, reach out to our clinic in Portland, OR, to schedule an appointment.
What to know if you’re considering fat surgery
During an in-person exam, our plastic surgeons will listen to your goals and issues before coming up with the best treatment plan for your body. Anyone considering liposuction should speak with a trusted physician about the factors that affect cosmetic surgery, including age and weight, skin elasticity, and your overall health. Ideal candidates for liposuction fat surgery should also understand the procedure details before moving forward.
While liposuction is an excellent body contouring treatment, it should not be mistaken for a weight loss solution. Instead, fat surgery is appropriate for individuals close to their goal weight who struggle with trouble areas such as the abdomen and thighs. Since liposuction surgery only removes fat, we may also suggest surgery to tighten loose skin. Popular skin tightening surgeries include a tummy tuck or thighplasty to give you great results. Après Plastic Surgery & Med Spa will walk you through the process and give you realistic expectations about surgery.
Before committing to liposuction, patients should be prepared to maintain their results on their own. While liposuction does reduce the number of fat cells in your body, it is still possible to gain back the weight with a poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle. Since pregnancy will also affect your results, you may want to wait until you have finished building your family before undergoing body contouring.
What is awake liposuction?
Over the years, cutting-edge advancements in cosmetic surgery have paved the way for patients to enjoy reduced recovery time with optimal results. One of the techniques we use at Après Plastic Surgery & Med Spa is called awake liposuction. While still a surgical treatment, awake liposuction is performed with local anesthesia, allowing individuals to stay awake during the procedure. One of the advantages of awake liposuction is that patients experience less downtime after treatment.
Our clinic understands that it sounds daunting to undergo surgery without general anesthesia, but the body contouring specialists at Après Plastic Surgery & Med Spa are some of the most skilled professionals in this method. Patients won’t need to give up as much control when they are awake, which is what normally happens when it comes to general anesthesia. Many individuals find that awake liposuction allows them to stay in control of their surroundings, making them feel safer and more comfortable. Here’s a quick summary of the benefits that come with undergoing awake liposuction.
- Patients can move and provide feedback during treatment
- Patients return home within a few hours
- Minimal scarring, swelling, and bruising
About the procedure and recovery
To perform awake liposuction, one of our physicians in Portland, OR, will administer local anesthesia and create a small punch-hole incision in the skin. The cannula is then inserted, breaking down the unwanted fat layers and suctioning them out of the body. Once the fat has been eliminated, we will seal the incision. Surgery generally takes a few hours based on the treatment areas. Our helpful team will offer postoperative instructions to make your recovery time a little easier.
Awake liposuction is an outpatient procedure that does not require a lengthy hospital stay after surgery. Recovery may take several weeks based on the amount of fat removed and the areas treated. Swelling and bruising are common for 1 – 2 weeks, so it is important to give yourself time to rest appropriately. Light walks are approved to increase circulation, but strenuous exercise is prohibited until you have been cleared by your doctor at Après Plastic Surgery & Med Spa. While the surgery will leave some scarring, we place the incisions in natural folds so they are not noticeable. A member of our team will review care instructions so your incisions will heal and fade.
Get toned with liposuction fat surgery
If you live in the Pearl District, Beaverton, or Vancouver areas, fat removal surgery at Après Plastic Surgery & Med Spa offers the chance to remove annoying fat with just one procedure. When diet and exercise are not giving you results, we can recommend various options based on your aesthetic desires. We encourage you to contact our office in Portland, OR, to set up your private consultation. With extensive training and experience, our plastic surgeons know how to rejuvenate the face and enhance the body so you can enjoy a smoother, younger-looking appearance.