Liposuction of sides and thighs
Individual results may vary.Case ID: 2339
Front: Liposuction of flanks and sides and thighs
This 28 year old patient from Cleveland, Ohio came to see Dr. Medalie at his Beachwood office to discuss liposuction of her sides and thighs. After a careful consultation she decided to proceed with the surgery. It was performed as an outpatient at University Suburban Health Surgery Center on the east side of Cleveland, and the patient is shown three months after her body sculpting liposuction procedure. She is very pleased with her new, slimmer 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.