Liposuction has been one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures at our practice for many years.
Dr. Priti Patel performs various liposuction techniques.
While liposuction at our cosmetic plastic surgery practice is not a replacement for a healthy diet and exercise, it can make you look and feel better.
During the procedure, Dr. Priti Patel uses a specially-designed surgical instrument known as a cannula to break up and remove excess pockets of fat. The procedure requires only small incisions and, with modern techniques, swelling and bruising during the recovery period can be minimized.
It is important for plastic surgery patients to remember that this procedure is meant for body contouring and is not weight loss. The most ideal candidate is one who is within the normal range for Body Mass Index (BMI).
This procedure requires a patien to have the right goals in mind – specifically contouring and reshaping, rather than weight loss.
To receive a private consultation, request your appointment online and schedule your visit to discuss your specific areas of concern.
The tumescent technique is used during most liposuction procedures performed by Dr. Priti Patel.
Liposuction may be a good choice for you if you have dieted and exercised but there are still stubborn areas of fat that will not go away.
Candidates for body sculpting through liposuction have realistic expectations about the procedure and are only slightly to moderately overweight. You will be able to achieve the best results if you have firm, elastic skin and are in good health. Tumescent liposuction can address distinct areas of localized fat that are disproportionate to the rest of your body. It can provide sculpted and smooth appearing areas to keep you looking your best.
Power-assisted liposuction (PAL) is an important technology for body sculpting. It is an excellent method for removing unwanted fatty bulges and creating more attractive body contours. Our cosmetic patient’s select this as one of our most popular procedures. The advantages of PAL are on the minds of many people considering body contouring.
Power-assisted liposuction refers to a new technology in which the tip of the suction tube vibrates at a rapid speed. This vibration loosens the fat cells during liposuction so that they may be suctioned away gently with less trauma to the surrounding tissues. PAL is performed using the tumescent technique, which involves infusing large volumes of saline, local anesthesia and adrenaline. This maximizes the effectiveness of the fat removal and patient comfort, and it helps to minimize bruising.