Liposuction is surgical contouring that can reshape the way you look. If you have tried healthy lifestyle choices and regular exercise but still struggle with stubborn pockets of unwanted fat, liposuction could be the answer. Liposuction, also referred to as lipo, is a body contouring procedure that can put the finishing touches on your physique, so you can have the body you always wanted.
The experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons at Après Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Portland, OR offer this body contouring solution to their patients. They feature the added bonus of being the only practice in the area that offers “awake” liposuction performed under general anesthesia. Liposuction is a versatile cosmetic tool that can be applied to several different areas of the body to reshape the way patients look. Patients can get a tighter appearance in their chin, neck, arms, stomach, thighs, and hips to name a few. If you live in the Portland area, here is a more in-depth look from Après Plastic Surgery on what body parts liposuction can treat and how you can benefit from this body contouring procedure.
Body contouring surgery with liposuction
Both women and men can achieve long-lasting cosmetic results with this popular minimally invasive procedure, but must realize it is not a weight loss solution. While liposuction is not an alternative to moving the numbers on the scale, it can eliminate pockets of fat for a slimmer, more fit profile. The ideal candidates for lipo are individuals who are close to their ideal weight who maintain a healthy lifestyle on a regular basis. Liposuction can help patients who need a little assistance to redefine or reshape certain areas where stubborn fat as settled. Men and women seeking a slimmer, smoother body can achieve their ultimate goals with liposuction.
Areas where lipo is effective
Liposuction is a body contouring surgery that can eliminate excess fat by using a cannula device inserted beneath the skin through small incisions. The cannula tool works to loosen up fatty tissue in target areas to then be suctioned out. The desired amount of fat removed will be determined by one of our board-certified plastic surgeons for optimal body contouring results. The procedure varies in terms of duration for each patient and the number of target areas being treated.
Après Plastic Surgery & Med Spa can assist patients with liposuction body contouring in the following areas:
Neck liposuction can eliminate fat on and around the neck to reduce the appearance of a double chin. It can create a more defined jawline while giving both women and men a slimmer profile. A larger target area with lipo can also address a “buffalo” hump, which is extra fat on the back of the neck and upper shoulders. Liposuction, in most cases, can remove this excess fat to lessen the appearance of the hump (common for women with the natural process of aging) and even prevent it from expanding.
A liposuction procedure that can address excess fat in the arms also known as “bat wings.” It is an effective way to remove stubborn pockets of fat that gives individuals flabby arms after all other efforts of diet and exercise have been exhausted. Lipo will not address loose or sagging skin once the fat is removed, therefore an additional procedure such as an arm lift may be necessary and will be determined by one of our surgical experts at Après Plastic Surgery & Med Spa.
Liposuction can help both men and women in the chest area. Breast liposuction is common for women with larger breasts undergoing a breast reduction. A liposuction procedure can give women the appearance of younger-looking, shapely breasts by reducing fat. Breast liposuction can be added onto a breast reduction, breast augmentation, or breast lift procedure to give women optimal results.
Male patients can also get liposuction body contouring help with a condition called gynecomastia. A condition that can be caused by a hormone imbalance, obesity, steroid use, or certain medications where men experience an enlargement in their chest that mimics female breasts. Liposuction can remove excess fatty tissue in the breasts to restore a more masculine appearance for male patients.
Fatty pockets in the abdomen are typically difficult to be eliminated with regular exercise and diet. A belly “pooch” in the lower belly or more extensive fat removal help in the stomach area can be achieved with liposuction. The skilled, experienced plastic surgeons at Après Plastic Surgery & Med Spa can reshape and smooth out a patient’s midsection to create the right proportions for a more attractive silhouette. Lipo will not address loose or sagging skin once the fat is removed, therefore an additional procedure such as a tummy tuck may be necessary and will be determined by one of our surgical experts at Après Plastic Surgery & Med Spa.
Another common area where excess fat can settle due to age, weight gain, pregnancy, or changes in hormones. The flanks or “love handles” are located on either side of the lower back and abdomen area. It can be one of the most difficult areas to transform with diet and exercise. Liposuction can break up this unwanted fat to create a more contoured, slim appearance.
Liposuction is an extremely versatile cosmetic tool that can tackle the stubborn fat in the thighs, hips, upper back, and above the knees to name a few additional target areas. Liposuction is a safe and effective way cosmetic tool for patients in the Portland area with the right surgical care.
Surgical contouring with the right plastic surgeon
Both men and women can have a successful liposuction procedure with an experienced, qualified plastic surgeon like the ones at Après Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Portland, OR. Their board-certified surgeons are specialists in body contouring procedures. They are also the only surgical practice in the Portland area that offers “awake” liposuction, which is a cutting-edge technique to reduce the recovery time for patients. While still a surgical procedure, a local anesthetic is utilized to keep patients comfortable without the need for a general anesthetic. This reduces the downtime a patient experiences after the body contouring procedure allowing for the recovery to begin sooner rather than later.
If you are interested in a liposuction procedure and live in the Portland, Beaverton, Pearl District, or Vancouver area, then we invite you to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons at Après Plastic Surgery & Med Spa. Our plastic surgeons can rejuvenate how you look and enhance your body so you can enjoy a younger-looking, more fit and smoother appearance.