Remove Stubborn Fat with Liposuction
Despite following strict diet and exercise guidelines, many patients retain fat in areas such as the chin, neck, stomach, buttocks, hips, upper arms, or ankles. Liposuction can remove these fat deposits to give you leaner, more defined contours. Dr. Peter Fisher expertly performs traditional and ultrasonic liposuction, consistently delivering results that exceed patient expectations. To learn more about how liposuction can benefit you, contact us at our San Antonio, TX, practice.
During liposuction, a special suctioning tool called a cannula is inserted through small incisions to remove pockets of fat. Since the procedure was introduced in the 1980s, cannulas have become more sophisticated, requiring small three- to five-millimeter incisions that result in minimal scarring.
Dr. Fisher performs liposuction on an outpatient basis using general anesthesia. Patients will need to have a friend or loved one drive them home following the procedure. Liposuction surgery lasts from one to three hours, depending on the amount of fat removed and the number of areas treated. Follow-up visits with Dr. Fisher are necessary to monitor the healing process.
After surgery, bruising, swelling, and discomfort are the most common side effects. These will subside within two to four weeks. Many patients take one week off work following liposuction. Patients are often advised to avoid vigorous exercise for up to six weeks.
In addition to standard liposuction, Dr. Fisher uses a form of ultrasonic liposuction called VASERlipo®. The VASERlipo® device can treat delicate areas and make muscles appear more defined, in addition to offering beautiful results with minimal risks.
Liposuction can provide many physical and emotional benefits. Dr. Fisher can remove unwanted fat and refine your contours, creating a tighter, leaner physique. Along with enhanced body contours, many patients experience improved body image, self-confidence, and self-esteem. As you feel more comfortable with your new body, you may notice benefits in your social life and intimate relationships. The best way to ensure excellent results from liposuction is to choose a reputable board-certified surgeon.
Not everyone is a good candidate for liposuction, which is why Dr. Fisher will conduct an in-depth review of your health and medical history before recommending surgery. Liposuction can remove fat from areas such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, arms, buttocks, back, chest, neck, calves, ankles, and face. However, it is not appropriate if your goal is to lose a significant amount of weight.
If you are within 30 percent of your ideal body weight, are in good health, and have realistic expectations about the procedure, you are likely a good candidate for liposuction. In addition, Dr. Fisher only performs surgery on non-smokers, or those patients who are willing to quit smoking.
Dr. Fisher now offers liposculpture. This technique involves removing fat from one area, purifying the fat, and transferring the fat to a different area of the body. The fat can be injected to add volume to the face, buttocks, hips, and breasts.
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Dr. Fisher has been available to answer all of my questions and provide me with not only professional medical expertise, but also a much appreciated level of personal empathy. I would 100% recommend Dr. Fisher to anyone who is considering plastic surgery.Brandi