Liposuction can be beneficial for all kinds of people—from those who are overweight to those who are actually very slim, but have targeted fat deposits in areas that exercise won’t eliminate. There is one important note though: this procedure is not designed for people who are massively overweight and is not meant for weight loss.
Here at Denver Plastic Surgery, Dr. Rodgers uses Vaser Lipo®, an advanced technology that is both less traumatic to the patient and results in less bruising and swelling. During the procedure, Dr. Rodgers inserts a slim tube called a cannula, which uses ultrasonic waves to destroy fat cells. The fat cells are then suctioned out with a set of small cannulas.
Liposuction is a surgery that offers an instant, visible improvement, and it is often combined with other body contouring procedures. It requires a skillful hand and eye, because overdoing it can create unsightly indentations. That’s why it is no wonder so many people visit our practice for the ultimate in safe, beautiful results.
At a Glance
|Procedure||Outpatient surgery typically takes 1–3 hours or more depending on the size and number of areas being treated. Process involves destroying and vacuuming out fatty tissues.|
|Benefits||Improved body contouring and a slimmer appearance.|
|Recovery time||Most patients can resume most regular activities within 1–2 weeks and heavier activities within a month. Procedure requires patients to wear compression garments for several weeks. Bruising and swelling may last up to 5–6 weeks.|
|Potential risks||Infection; soreness; bruising, skin rippling; fluid retention; dimpling; burns.|
|Tips||Patients should monitor their dietary intake for best results.|
As with all surgeries, there are certain risks involved. That’s why Dr. Rodgers will be sure to discuss your procedure in detail—describing the realistic potential results and any possible risks—during your initial consultation. Dr. Rodgers performs all surgeries in the safety of a hospital and hand selects board-certified anesthesiologists to provide the best possible care.