Many people find themselves examining their body in a mirror noticing pinches of fat that they wish would go away. They may have tried some weight-loss methods and have kept to a healthy diet and a regular fitness routine but may still be unsuccessful in getting rid of stubborn pockets of fat. Even with rigorous effort, some areas with excess fat are unresponsive to diet and exercise. Having fatty deposits throughout the body can be frustrating and can make a person feel self-conscious.
Liposuction can be performed to target specific areas of the body with excess, unwanted fat. It is an effective fat-removal solution that is minimally invasive and can remove inches of fat from the body. Liposuction is not a replacement for weight loss but can help a person to get rid of those last few inches, helping them to complete their body goals. Dr. Taranow can safely perform liposuction on a patient to reduce fatty areas of the body while sculpting and defining their body contours.
Thinking about getting Liposuction?
Reduce Fat From Trouble Areas
Liposuction can treat multiple areas of the body, including the stomach, thighs, hips, buttocks, arms, back, calves, ankles, and neck. Whether a patient has always had trouble with excess fat in a particular area or accrued fat due to aging or body changes such as pregnancy, liposuction can target even the most stubborn areas of the body.
Sculpt the Body Contours
When performing liposuction, Dr. Taranow incorporates the liposculpture technique, which involves fat removal and body sculpting. With this method, he can safely and effectively create a slimmer, more proportionate figure in a gentle manner. Patients can achieve body contours that are complementary to the entire physique.
Restore Your Confidence
Excess fat throughout the body can create an uneven silhouette. Many people with contours that are unflattering to the rest of the body steer away from showing off their bodies or wearing certain fashions. Once fatty areas are reduced and the contours of the body are sculpted, a patient can feel more comfortable in their skin. They will have their confidence restored and want to show off their new curves with clothing they were once reluctant to wear.
What to Expect from the Procedure
Dr. Taranow will evaluate your natural body type and shape to discuss the best options to help you achieve your liposuction goals.
- Liposuction is an outpatient procedure performed under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia.
- Small, inconspicuous incisions are made in the target area(s).
- A tumescent solution containing a local anesthetic and medication is injected into the treatment area(s), which helps the blood vessels shrink and reduces pain and bleeding.
- A thin, hollow tube (cannula) attached to a vacuum device is inserted through the incisions and used to suction out the fat.
Incisions are closed with sutures.
- A compression garment should be worn to reduce swelling and help the body retain its new shape.
What should I expect during recovery?
Most patients will be able to return home one to two hours after the procedure. Dr. Taranow will provide patients with instructions on how to achieve optimal results, including proper care of surgical wounds and incisions. Swelling is maximum the first 48 hours and will dissipate over a two to three-week period. Bruising is normal and disappears within seven to 10 days. Patients can return to work in a few days but should avoid strenuous activity for a few weeks.
How long will my results last?
Results are technically permanent because liposuction permanently removes the fat cells. Although for lasting results, a patient should stick to healthy habits and maintain a stable weight. The shape and size of the body can be affected by weight gain, aging, pregnancy, genetics, and lifestyle factors.
Will I experience any pain?
Dr. Taranow utilizes the tumescent liposuction method, which helps to control post-surgical pain and bleeding. However, patients will experience some discomfort due to swelling and bruising. Oral medications can be prescribed to help with the pain, aid in healing, and reduce the risk of infection.
Will there be any scarring?
Liposuction involves multiple incisions, but they will be small and inconspicuous. After incisions heal, scarring should fade over time and become less noticeable, if even visible at all.
Are there any risks or potential complications?
As with any surgical procedure, there are some possible risks and complications associated with liposuction, which may include:
- Damage to underlying structures
- Loose or wrinkled skin
- Indentations in the skin
- Allergic reactions
- Anesthesia risks
- Changes in skin sensation
How much does liposuction cost?
The cost of liposuction varies based on many factors, including the extent of fat removal and all associated fees. After you meet with Dr. Taranow, a customized quote will be provided for your procedure.