Liposuction / Body Contouring
Suction lipectomy removes subcutaneous fat while simultaneously recontouring to create a more aesthetically appealing body. Bothersome fatty deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise can be found in the face, neck, breast, abdomen, upper arm, hips, thighs, knees, and ankles. A thin tube called a cannula is inserted through small, inconspicuous incisions in your skin and loosens the deposits by moving back and forth. The loosened fat is then removed with a surgical vacuum or syringe.
Liposuction can be performed on multiple areas at one time – Dr. Robinson will follow accepted guidelines regarding safe volumes which may be removed in one session.
While some results are noted immediately, your final shape and form will continue to improve as your swelling subsides. You will be encouraged to be up and about the night of your surgery and progressively increase your activities. Usually light work duties may be resumed within three to five days and vigorous exercise within two to four weeks. You will be required to wear a compression garment for 4 weeks after the procedure to optimize the recontouring of your overlying skin and minimize swelling, bruising, and discomfort.
Fat cells is permanently removed with liposuction, but with weight gain, remaining fat cells can enlarge, reversing the benefits of the liposuction. It is important to maintain your weight afterward. It is also important to understand that liposuction is neither a cure for obesity nor a substitute for a healthy lifestyle: the right combination of dietary changes and an exercise plan are ideal to address this.
Cellulite is a challenging condition that may require a thighplasty.
General or local with sedation
Temporary swelling, bruising, and some pain
Pain, bleeding, infection, incomplete improvement, contour irregularity, persistent numbness
Light duties: 1 week. More strenuous activity: 3-4 weeks
1-3 months for swelling to completely resolve
Permanent if weight is stable