Robert Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
in Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Bentonville Arkansas
Liposuction, also referred to as liposculpture, is a plastic surgery technique that removes stubborn deposits of excess fat, achieving a more defined and pleasing body contour. Liposuction can be used to slim hips, thighs, tummies, love handles, eliminate double chins, and in many other areas of the body. Liposuction is frequently combined with other procedures, including tummy tuck or body lifts.
Reasons to Consider Liposculpture
- If you have stubborn areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.
- If you desire a smoother, more proportional figure.
- If you want to eliminate specific fat deposits in many areas of the body.
What areas can be treated with Liposuction?
The most common areas treated with liposuction, include:
- Hips and Buttocks
- Stomach and Waistline
- Upper Arms
- Chin, Jaw or Neckline
What can I expect with liposuction consultation?
It is important for your consultation that you are prepared to discuss your medical history, which may include medical conditions, allergies, previous surgeries, and current medications. If you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease, this procedure may not be ideal for you. Dr. Taylor will also examine factors for evaluation, including how much you currently weigh and whether you’re planning on losing or gaining more weight in the near future.
Dr. Taylor will evaluate the specific areas you would like to contour, based on prior weight loss. He will also assess the elasticity of your skin and estimate the amount of fat to remove for a slimmer, toner body physique.
What can I expect during liposuction procedure?
Liposuction procedures are performed in our fully accredited, state-of-the-art on-site surgery center in Fayetteville, Arkansas. During the operation, you will be closely monitored to ensure your safety. Before your procedure, you will be medicated with either a local anesthetic or general anesthesia, depending on your preference and the amount of treatment areas.
After surgery is complete, you will be further monitored for a few hours in a recovery area. You may experience some discomfort, but this is generally controlled with prescription pain medication. You will be dressed in a compressive dressing, wrapped around suction areas to ensure a positive recovery and maintain your results. Dr. Taylor will give you specific aftercare instructions for recovery. In most cases, liposuction patients are permitted to go home a few hours after surgery.
When can I return to my normal activities?
Patients can generally return to work within just a few days after liposuction procedure. Within one to two weeks, you can resume most activities, with extraneous exercise coming soon after. Recovery times greatly depend on the extent of your liposuction procedure.
How long will my liposuction results last?
Liposuction results are permanent, as long as you maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine to stabilize your weight. However, even when you gain some weight, you may find the weight is distributed evenly, opposed to accumulating in problem areas. Occasionally, touch-up procedures may be recommended to further improve your body contour.