Do you eat right and exercise faithfully, yet still struggle with excess fat that just won’t go away? Does it seem like these stubborn fat deposits are immune to any health regimen or work out?
You sacrifice your favorite meals, you push yourself with physical training, but the fat just stays. You feel good – but you want to look better!
Many people, active or not, become frustrated after multiple attempts to lose areas of stubborn fat around their thighs, hips, abdomen, love handles, knees, back, arms, neck, and chin.
By using new liposuction technology, we can eliminate those areas of fat that are unresponsive to typical weight-loss methods, and with gentler, state-of-the-art techniques, we can do it with less bruising, less pain, and a shorter recovery time. Once you’ve fully recovered, you should see a slimmer, more proportionate figure.
Consultation for Liposuction in Orland Park
At Dr. Adan Plastic Surgery, we involve you in your liposuction experience—which starts the moment you contact us. Our entire staff believes in helping every patient have a clear understanding of how liposuction works and what its expected results are. At your first visit, you will have the undivided attention from Dr. Adan himself.
Your initial visit is valuable. We will administer a medical exam to determine if you are an appropriate candidate and we will discuss your goals concerning liposuction, explore your liposuction options, and determine a liposuction procedure which best suits you. Please bring photos to show the results you wish to attain. This will help us understand what your aesthetic goals are and help us determine if they’re reasonable.
We will consult you on the benefits, risks, and healing during recovery in detail. This initial visit is a great time for you to discuss your concerns and ask any questions you have about liposuction.
If you exhibit stubborn fat deposits – localized areas of fat – then you may be a good candidate for liposuction. To be a candidate, it’s crucial that patients be close to their ideal weight or have a healthy body mass index before undergoing liposuction—it is not a weight loss procedure. Patients should not expect to lose a significant amount of weight through the procedure.
The chief purpose for liposuction is the removal of stubborn fat—not skin. It’s why the most ideal candidates for liposuction are the ones who have good skin elasticity; we don’t want the liposuction procedure to result in loose, excess skin.
The most common liposuction areas for women are:
- Thighs, back, and hips
- Calves and ankles
The most common liposuction areas for men are:
- Chest (gynecomastia)
Optimal liposuction candidates are:
- Within thirty percent of their ideal weight and possess good body tone and skin elasticity.
- Patients who have no serious health issues.
- Patients who don’t smoke.
- Patients who understand the risks and have realistic expectations on what liposuction can do and not do.
Dr.Adan Plastic Surgery provides liposuction for patients who are frustrated with stubborn fat deposits. You can get a realistic picture of what liposuction achieves by viewing our liposuction before and after photos.
How Liposuction Works
Your liposuction surgery will be performed under epidural or general anesthesia. In most cases, we perform liposuction under general anesthesia. Since tumescent liposuction is the most trusted body contouring method available, Dr.Adan frequently performs it. First, Dr. Adan will make small incisions in the target area to allow the liposuction device to access the unwanted fat cells. The incisions are small enough that they’ll look inconspicuous when they heal—almost like small moles.
Before the procedure begins, Dr. Adan saturates the fat with a special tumescent solution. Through a very small incision, he inserts a tiny tube (cannula). The cannula manipulates the tissue and removes fat using suction. The anesthetic-containing tumescent solution reduces bleeding, reduces pain and makes it easier to collect fat without damaging the tissues.
The recovery time for liposuction will vary depending on the extent of the procedure. The average recovery time is 2-3 weeks. Although you should expect some bruising, swelling and discomfort during your liposuction recovery, patients typicallyn to work o returr school within seven days. A special compression garment is usually provided to reduce swelling and ensure a smooth result. After about four weeks, patients can typically return to their exercise regimen. Dr. Adan will help map out a recovery plan for you.
It is important to understand that diet and exercise are critical to maintaining the results you achieve with liposuction.