Liposuction of Flanks with Body Contouring
- Posted on: Oct 9 2018
This pleasant 36 year old patient came to see me at my Beachwood practice. She desired full tummy tuck with revision of a previous breast reduction and lift as well as liposuction of the flanks. This post only shows the results of the flank liposuction and a later post will show the rest. The suction was performed with the tumescent technique and power assisted cannulas. It is easy to see the excellent loss of volume with enhanced contour in the flank and hip regions. Instead of a square buttock and hip region , she now has a curvier and more slender appearance. The body contouring has dramatically improved her waist line. Please remember that plastic surgery can have variable results. Below is information from the American Society of Plastic Surgery:
What are the steps of a liposuction procedure?
The liposuction procedure includes the following steps:
Step 1 – Anesthesia
Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include local anesthesia, intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.
Step 2 – The incision
Liposuction is performed through small, inconspicuous incisions.
First, diluted local anesthesia is infused to reduce bleeding and trauma. Then a thin hollow tube, or cannula, is inserted through the incisions to loosen excess fat using a controlled back and forth motion. The dislodged fat is then suctioned out of the body using a surgical vacuum or syringe attached to the cannula.
Problem areas that can be addressed with liposuction
Step 3 – See the results
Your improved body contour will be apparent once the swelling and fluid retention commonly experienced following liposuction subside. Get more information about liposuction results.
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