Liposuction / Board-Certified Reconstructive & Plastic Surgeon Alicia Sigler MD

step1When to Consider Liposuction?

If you have localized areas of fat deposits that are disproportionate with the rest of your body.

If you would like more definition or a sleeker contour in certain areas of your body.

If your skin elasticity is good (Liposuction removes fat, but does not tighten skin).

 

s2Am I a good candidate?

You have a minimal amount of excess skin and good skin elasticity. Loss of skin elasticity with age can compromise liposuction results, but if your skin maintains elasticity, age alone is not a contraindication for liposuction surgery.

You have localized deposits of fat in your abdomen, arms, thighs and/or neck, which may be the result of heredity and do not disappear with exercise and diet.

 

3What about price?

Costs vary widely and depend on the complexity of the procedure, where the surgery takes place and which anesthetic is administered. Please feel free toask a personalized quote here

  • Liposuction one area:  1,900 US Dlls
  • Liposuction 2 areas:  2,800 US Dlls
  • Liposuction 3 areas:  3, 500 US Dlls

4How do I prepare for this procedure?

Your surgeon will provide you with preoperative instructions, answer any questions you may have, take a medical detailed medical history and perform a physical exam to determine your fitness for surgery.

In advance of your procedure, your surgeon will ask you to:

  • Stop smoking before undergoing surgery to better promote healing.
  • Avoid taking aspirin, certain anti-inflammatory drugs and some herbal medications that can cause increased bleeding.
  • Regardless of the type of surgery to be performed, hydration is very important before and after surgery for safe recovery.
  • If your surgeon recommends weight benchmarks or lifestyle changes, do your best to achieve them to ensure the best results and minimize the chance of complications.

 

5How is Liposuction performed?

Liposuction removes fat from your body using suction. In this procedure, small, thin, blunt-tipped tubes (cannula) are inserted through small cuts in the skin. Your plastic surgeon moves these tubes under your skin to target fat deposits and then suction them out.

6What will my recovery and healing from this procedure?

Your surgeon will discuss how long it will be before you can return to your normal level of activity and work. After surgery, you and your caregiver will receive detailed instructions about your postsurgical care, including information about:

  • Drains, if they have been placed
  • Normal symptoms you will experience
  • Any potential signs of complications

7Liposuction Results