Liposuction is the go-to procedure to remove fat that diet and exercise just won’t take care of.
“Lipo,” as it’s often referred to, is a versatile operation that can be performed anywhere from the thighs, buttocks and hips to the cheeks, chin, neck and arms.
Unfortunately, liposuction is not a treatment for cellulite or obesity. Patients should be within 30 percent of their ideal weight.
The idea isn’t to drop pounds, but instead target “trouble areas.”
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported the average cost of liposuction in 20128 was about $3,500.
This price can go up or down depending on what part of the country you’re in.
Other fees that can drive the price up are anesthesia fees, medical tests, prescriptions for medication and a surgeon’s fee that in and of itself varies on their experience.
Your consultation is a perfect time to go over individual goals and medical history, including allergies and current medication.
You will want to confirm your doctor is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Feel free to ask about their experience in the field and look over before-and-after photos of their patients in the past.
Your doctor should also be familiar with the general risks associated with liposuction.
They can expand on what kind of bruising to expect, possible fluid accumulation, infections, irregular pigmentation, swelling, and any damage to nerves, muscles, lungs, blood vessels or abdominal organs.
You will be administered a selection of local, general anesthesia or intravenous sedation.
Then following incisions a tube called a cannula will be used to suction out fat.
Before heading into the the accredited office-based surgical facility, make sure you have a friend or family member prepared to drive you to and from the office. Surgery like this that required anesthesia requires some downtime.
Swelling can last for months. But not to worry.
You will be instructed on how to best take care of yourself: how to apply any prescribed medications, any telltale signs to look out for, and when to follow up with the office.
To learn more about Liposuction treatments in Easton, Maryland, please call our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sheilah A. Lynch.