Liposuction Information

There are several options in liposuction. The most common are tumescent and ultrasonic liposuction. Both procedures have similarities. During Tumescent liposuction the physician first fills the fat with a tumescent fluid and then suctions the fat with a small cannula. During Ultrasonic liposuction the physician also fills the fat with tumescent fluid, the fat is then liquified with ultrasonic energy and then the fat is suctioned out with cannulas.

Liposuction removes fat but does not tigten skin or muscle. If you have loose skin and weak abdominal muscles, you may want to consider a tummy tuck instead of liposuction. You should discuss your particular case with a board certified cosmetic surgeon.

After liposuction surgery, you may have some pain, swelling, and numbness. For the first few days or weeks, you may require pain medication. Your doctor may have you wear a body-compression garment to reduce swelling. For the fastest recovery and best results, follow your surgeon's recovery instructions.

Although liposuction permanently removes fat, it is still possible to put weight back on after surgery. After your recovery is complete, to see the best results of your new shape, you will want to maintain a healthy diet and take time to exercise.

According to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for Statistical Data, the national average for surgeon's fees for liposuction was $3,176 in 2015. These figures do not include fees for the surgical facility, anesthesia, etc.