Liposuction is a very popular procedure to remove excess subcutaneous fat. It can be performed just about anywhere on the body. It is generally performed with sedation. Fluid (tumescent fluid) is instilled into the tissues, this expands the fat cells, and reduces bruising. Liposuction is performed through several small holes in the skin about the size of a pencil eraser. These holes are placed where they are difficult to see, such as inside the belly button, low in the pubic area or beneath the panty line on each side. With different sized cannulas, the fat is removed and the area is sculpted to a nice shape. Some areas respond better than others. If loose skin is not an issue, then liposuction can give amazing results that can be permanent. Usually a compression garment is worn post-operatively to help with swelling.
If surgery is something that a patient does not desire, then CoolSculpting may be an option! CoolSculpting removes unwanted excess fat without surgery by freezing it. Schedule your consult to learn which procedure is right for you!