Liposuction Body, Thigh, Leg, Arm, Buttock, Tummy, Ankle, Knee, Armpit | Axillary
Vanderbilt Trained Plastic Surgeon Rikesh Parikh MD. See his 5.0 Real Patient Verified Star Google reviews.
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Liposuction is a procedure that involves the removal of fat deposits from different areas of the body. Your surgeon will be able to reduce fat in these following areas: Thighs, Hips, Buttocks, Abdomen, Waist, Upper arms, Back, Knees, Chest, Face, Neck, and Lower Legs. Liposuction can be performed alone or it can be combined with other procedures. A facelift, tummy tuck, body lift, neck lift, or arm lift can all be done and enhanced with liposuction. Liposuction is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise, and a well-balanced healthy diet. Liposuction will not remove skin can be done by including a tummy tuck, arm lift, thigh lift, body lift, etc.
Am I a good Candidate? You should be relatively healthy. You should relatively good skin elasticity or recoil. After liposuction the skin recoil takes time to occur and the final results are usually not seen for months. If your skin elasticity is poor or there is poor recoil of the skin your results from liposuction may not be as dramatic or aesthetic in appearance. This is something that our Plastic Surgeon Dr. Parikh will figure out for you during consultation. Liposuction should be used in areas that do not respond to weight loss and exercise.
Liposuction is the most common cosmetic procedure performed. It is competitive and it is performed by physicians trained in different specialties or disciplines all over the world. Please do not underestimate liposuction procedures. Complications can occur and undesirable results can happen. Here at AFB plastic surgery liposuction is performed by our trained plastic and reconstructive surgeon. It is important to set the goals and expectations for your body in a thorough consultation with our plastic surgeon Dr. Parikh prior to your procedure. We can offer liposuction either awake or asleep.
How much does Liposuction cost?
The total cost of surgery usually includes 3 main components;
1. Surgeon’s fee
2. Facility/Hospital fee and
3. Anesthesia fees.
Fees may be given to you as separate or all included.
Price for procedures can vary based on many factors. The average price for an upper Liposuction in this area can range from $5500-7000. Liposuction cost varies widely due to the variety of ways it is performed. It can be performed; awake with local anesthesia with or without sedation or it can be performed asleep under general anesthesia. The cost is also dependent on how many regions are treated. For example belly, arms, thighs or a combination of regions will change the cost.
(this is an estimation, every case is unique and have different levels of complexity that may affect the price, our Plastic Surgeon Dr. Parikh will determine what you need to achieve your desired goals)
How do I prepare for Liposuction surgery?
Safety is the number one priority with any surgery. In preparation for your liposuction surgery you should have your expectations and desired outcomes set, your medical and surgical history reviewed as well as any medications you are taking. All this is completed during the consultation with our Plastic Surgeon Dr. Parikh. Most importantly medications that thin your blood can increase bleeding risk during or after surgery. Some of the common medications are: aspirin, ibuprofen or motrin, coumadin or warfarin, and plavix. Some over the counter medications or herbal medications may also contribute to blood thinning and increase bleeding risk. During your consultation, these medications will be reviewed and discussed in more detail with regards to stopping them. Sometimes, these medications may involve consulting your primary care provider on whether this is safe to do or not.
What is the postoperative care after Liposuction surgery?
After liposuction, our plastic surgeon Dr. Parikh will contact you and keep a close follow up during the initial phase. Postoperative medications will be reviewed with you in detail. Monitoring of your progress after surgery is very important. Complications although uncommon can occur early or later in the postoperative course. We encourage patients to contact us immediately if there are any concerns after surgery.
What are the possible complications after Liposuction surgery?
Contour irregularities (indentations in the area)
Loss of skin
Altered sensation to the area
Burning the skin (more common with ultrasound or laser)
Risks of the procedure are outlined above and will be discussed with you in detail at the time of your consultation. Our Plastic Surgeon Dr. Parikh encourages you to have questions ready and is always available to answer questions regarding your safety in terms of procedure and anesthetic risks.