Individual results may vary.Case ID: 3334
Front: Liposuction of the abdomen and flanks
Left: Liposuction of the abdomen and flanks
This cosmetic surgery patient desired liposuction. She discussed treatment of her flanks, sides and abdomen with Dr. Medalie. Surgery was performed and 4 liters of fatty tissue was removed in an outpatient surgery at University Suburban Health Surgery Center. Her post-operative results were excellent and she was very happy with her new contour.
*Plastic Surgery results can vary from patient to patient and are not guaranteed
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.