No matter how much you diet and exercise, you may still see stubborn pockets of fat that keep you from being confident in your body. Après Plastic Surgery offers the most advanced treatments to effectively remove fat from your body. Liposuction surgery is a body contouring treatment that reduces pockets of fat from areas, like your flanks, tummy, buttocks, and thighs, to create a more defined appearance. This cosmetic procedure at Après Plastic Surgery can be combined to treat multiple body parts. When they see you for your consultation, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Aric Aghayan will assess your areas of concern so they can create your custom body contouring plan with liposuction. For an easier recovery, Dr. Aghayan has developed a liposuction technique that uses local anesthesia rather than general, which can be used on most patients. Contact Dr. Aghayan’s office in Portland, OR to schedule your appointment.
Fat removal surgery is a great treatment if you are at an ideal weight but have stubborn pockets of fat that cannot be lost with diet and exercise. You should have good skin laxity because liposuction is not a treatment for loose skin. It’s also important to understand that liposuction is not a treatment for weight loss. To avoid compromising their results, female patients should not be planning to become pregnant after liposuction surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Aghayan will discuss what you can expect and ensure you have realistic expectations.
Dr. Aghayan usually performs liposuction with local anesthesia and a mild sedative. A punch-hole incision is placed through the skin so a cannula can be inserted. A cannula is a tool that makes it easier to work loose the fatty tissue that is being suctioned out. After the desired amount of fat deposits have been removed, Dr. Aric Aghayan will seal the small incision. Based on the number of sections treated, your procedure may take several hours. In the separate area for recovery, your post-operation nurse will assist you with managing your pain and look after your treated areas until you are discharged.
WHAT TO EXPECT
You may be in recovery at home from liposuction for several weeks based on the number of areas treated and the amount of fat removed. It’s typical to have bruising and swelling for 1 – 2 weeks, and you should have stitches taken out 7 – 10 days after surgery. The most important thing to do after liposuction is to give your body time to rest and heal. Once you go back to your job or daily activities after your surgery, you should do your best to take it easy. To increase your strength and stamina, try light workouts and go for walks as approved by Dr. Aghayan. Remember, you may notice some improvements soon after your surgery, but it will take around 6 – 10 months until your new body contour and shape is complete.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- How much does liposuction cost?
The liposuction varies depending on the technique selected and how many areas are being treated. In your consultation, Dr. Aghayan will create your unique treatment plan to meet your needs and goals. They will also consider your budget. When your plan is ready, estimated costs will be discussed. To help make your cosmetic surgery easy to afford, Après Plastic Surgery takes several payment methods and we will help you find low-interest medical financing.
- What about nonsurgical liposuction?
There are several nonsurgical procedures to reduce body fat. Some of the most popular brands are CoolSculpting, Vanquish, UltraShape, Kybella, and Liposonix. Although some of these nonsurgical procedures can help some patients reduce mild to moderate fat pockets, surgical liposuction is still best for most people. Liposuction surgery produces more dramatic and consistent results. Ask Dr. Aghayan about nonsurgical liposuction in your consultation. They can explain the benefits of all your options and help you choose which is best for you.
- What about loose skin?
Liposuction surgery only corrects excess fat. For loose skin, Dr. Aghayan may recommend combining liposuction with a lift surgery. Liposuction is often done along with skin tightening surgery, like a tummy tuck, thighplasty, or arm lift, to give you your best results. During your consultation, talk to Dr. Aghayan about all your concerns, like loose skin, so your best treatment plan is created.
- Will I have scars?
Since liposuction is an invasive surgery, incisions will need to be made and sutured. This will leave scars; however, Dr. Aghayan does his best to reduce the appearance. This starts with making small, thin incisions in less visible areas or the natural folds of your body. After your surgery, Dr. Aghayan, or a member of their team will go over how to care for your incisions so they heal properly and fade.
- Will my results last?
Before liposuction, it is important to be prepared to maintain your results. Although liposuction reduces the amount of fat cells in an area, you can still lose and gain weight. Dr. Aghayan suggests that you be at or close to a healthy weight prior to liposuction. Afterward, it’s best to remain within 5 – 10 pounds of your post-surgical weight. Getting pregnant after liposuction will also affect your results; however, another surgery, like a mommy makeover, may be done to refresh your body.
- Do you offer other types of liposuction like VASER?
Yes, we offer what is known as VASER liposuction. VASER refers to a type of liposuction that breaks apart fat cells and loosens them from your deeper tissues so that fat can more effectively be removed during the treatment. It is an acronym for vibration amplification of sound energy at resonance. This ultrasound technology uses powerful waves to disrupt the bonds between fat cells. VASER is considered a more controlled and gentle kind of cosmetic procedure, and it requires a skilled and experienced provider to do it right.
LOOK FIT AND TONED
Fat removal with liposuction at Après Plastic Surgery offers individuals the chance to have annoying fat diminished almost instantly. Without the help of liposuction, it can be difficult to get the slimming outcomes you desire. We can recommend various options for liposuction treatment, depending on your individual aesthetic desires. We invite you to contact our office in Portland, OR and set up your personal consultation with Dr. Aric Aghayan.