Liposuction, or lipo, is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in Raleigh and across the country. Although it’s not a substitute for diet and exercise, liposuction is helpful in removing localized fat deposits that don’t seem affected by other weight loss techniques. If you’re at a healthy and stable weight but still have stubborn fat you’d like to get rid of, liposuction may be a good option for you.
Liposuction can remove fat deposits from many areas of the body, including the abdomen, buttocks, legs, arms, breasts, back, and neck. There are two liposuction techniques: suction-assisted liposuction and ultrasound-assisted liposuction. During suction-assisted liposuction, a solution of saline, water, and anesthesia is injected into the fat cells that will be removed. Then, using a cannula similar to an IV needle, the fat is sucked out. Ultrasound-assisted liposuction uses a special cannula that vibrates rapidly and gives off ultrasound energy to remove fat cells. The cannula is inserted into the area to be contoured and as it passes through the fat cells, the fat is liquefied by the energy and the cells are suctioned out. During your consultations, Dr. Ortiz will discuss these methods with you and decide which would be most appropriate for your procedure. Both methods are outpatient procedures with minimal scarring and a downtime of less than two weeks. Dr. Ortiz also performs lipo 360, which is liposuction around the entire torso instead of just on the abdomen or back. You can find more information about lipo in our liposuction FAQs .
For those at a healthy weight who just want a little help improving their figure, liposuction is a great option. Dr. Ortiz has helped countless men and women smooth their figure and boost their confidence with liposuction. His goal is to educate you about every step of the procedure and keep you informed so you always feel comfortable. Ready to discuss liposuction? Schedule your personalized consultation at our Raleigh plastic surgery center by calling us at 919-532-2270 or send us an email using our easy-to-use online contact form below.
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