Liposuction

Liposuction can be ideal for improving contours of the body by removing stubborn fat deposits that are out of proportion with the rest of your figure. Even after efforts to tone through exercise and slim down through a healthy diet, sometimes fat deposits remain frustratingly in place despite overall weight loss. Liposuction can expertly sculpt away unwanted fat, enhancing your shape and accentuating the efforts of your healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Lee B. Daniel is board certified in both general surgery and plastic surgery. He specializes in body contouring with liposuction. Dr. Daniel and his team at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery have helped thousands of women and men to enhance their natural physique with lipo to look and feel their very best.

If you’d like to learn more about whether liposuction is right for you, please call 541-687-8900 or contact our office in Eugene today for more details. We offer free consultations for our cosmetic surgery and medical spa patients.

Before Your Liposuction

Everyone’s body is different, and Dr. Daniel’s expert ability to assess his patients’ proportions and compare their existing anatomy against their goals is essential, and allows him to deliver flattering, natural-looking results. For this reason, Dr. Daniel will schedule a pre-operative consultation with you to review all of your options and determine how to customize your procedure to meet your needs.

During your consultation, Dr. Daniel may recommend several strategies to achieve the best liposuction results possible, such as reaching a healthy weight beforehand which can maximize your contouring. It’s important to note that liposuction isn’t a replacement for proper weight loss through diet and exercise, and will not remove large amounts of fat.

If you notice excess skin in addition to isolated problem spots, body contouring may give you better results than liposuction alone can deliver. It’s very common to include liposuction as part of a tummy tuck, or with a mommy makeover for an optimum outcome. For those patients who are good candidates for a nonsurgical alternative to liposuction, Dr. Daniel may recommend CoolSculpting® instead.

Your Liposuction Procedure

While many people may find success solely through diet and exercise when trying to reshape their body, others have resistant areas of fat that just won’t budge through traditional methods. Common areas for liposuction treatments include:

  • Ankles and calves
  • Neck, cheeks and chin
  • Inner knee
  • Thighs, hips and buttocks
  • Waist and abdomen
  • Back and chest area
  • Upper arms

Dr. Daniel performs tumescent liposuction. In this method, prior to removing fat, a solution of saline and adrenalin is injected into the target area, saturating the fat deposit. This helps loosen fat cells for easier removal. Next, a suction device is inserted through a tiny incision to sculpt the area.

Healing Process for Your Liposuction

Following your liposuction, you can expect bruising and mild swelling in the treated area. An improvement should be noticeable in as soon as 2 to 4 weeks with the final results developing between 3 to 6 months, but you can typically resume activities and even exercise in 2 to 4 weeks.

Liposuction is designed to remove fat deposits from problem spots, enhancing your natural body shape. Your final result should be sleeker and more well-defined, with more visible muscle tone. Most men and women also notice an improvement in their self-confidence as a result of getting lipo.

More Information about Liposuction Surgery

To learn more about your options for liposuction, please contact us online or call us today at 541-687-8900. Our plastic surgery practice is conveniently located near the Oakway Center.

FAQ

Am I a good candidate for liposuction?

The best candidates for liposuction are men and women who are at or near their target weight, but find that certain problem spots still have fatty bulges that won’t disappear. It’s important to understand that liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss. Many liposuction candidates have achieved major or minor weight loss, have been pregnant or simply struggle with persistent bulges due to age or genetics. Candidates should be in good overall physical and mental health and have realistic expectations about their results.

What are the most common target spots for liposuction?

Liposuction can be used virtually anywhere on the body. Some of the most common treatment areas include the love handles, double chin, stomach, thighs, buttocks, upper arms, back, ankles and waist. Many of these areas are common places for the body to store fat reserves, making them difficult to target with exercise and other traditional weight loss methods.

Can I combine liposuction with a tummy tuck?

Yes. In fact, combining liposuction with tummy tuck surgery can be an excellent option, particularly for women who have been pregnant or for anyone who has achieved dramatic weight loss. Liposuction can remove excess fat surrounding the abdomen, waist and hips, while a tummy tuck tightens the abdominal muscles and removes baggy stomach skin, resulting in a slimmer, more youthful midsection.

Are there any nonsurgical alternatives to liposuction?

Yes. For men and women with less extensive needs, CoolSculpting® can be a good nonsurgical alternative to traditional liposuction. CoolSculpting® uses a process called cryolipolysis that freezes fat cells to destroy them. The cells are then gradually disposed of through the body’s natural elimination system. Most CoolSculpting® candidates see the best results after a series of treatments. The treatment can also be used to fine-tune your liposuction results.

When will I see my final results?

Immediately following your surgery, your body will experience some degree of swelling, which can take several weeks or longer to subside. You should notice improvements in your figure after only a couple of weeks, with your final results developing within 3 to 6 months. It’s important to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle to ensure that you achieve long-lasting results.

Meet Dr. Lee B. Daniel

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Daniel is trusted by people who want a meticulous, deeply caring doctor.

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