Even though you try to lose weight, you probably still have pockets of fat that are keeping you from being completely confident in yourself. Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge offers the most advanced techniques to effectively rid fat from certain body parts. Lipo, or liposuction surgery, is a body reshaping procedure that reduces pockets of fat from the flanks, tummy, buttocks, and thighs to create a trimmer appearance. This treatment at Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge can be combined to treat multiple body parts. When we see you for your consultation, Baton Rouge, LA plastic surgeon Dr. John Williams will assess problematic areas so you can attain your personal goals. We want you to feel and look the best you can be.
Fat removal surgery is a good treatment for both women and men who are at an ideal weight but have pesky areas of fat that have been hard to lose with exercise and diet. Those contemplating liposuction should have skin that is taut because liposuction is not a treatment for loose or sagging skin. It's also important to realize that liposuction is not an answer for weight loss. Females undergoing liposuction should be past pregnancies as this may compromise the results. At the time of your consult for surgery, Dr. Williams will set realistic expectations.
Surgical liposuction is completed in an outpatient setting with the patient under general anesthesia. A punch-hole incision is placed through the skin so a cannula can be inserted. The cannula is a tube that makes it easier to work loose the fatty tissue that is being removed. After the fat deposits have been suctioned out, Dr. Williams will seal the small incision. Based on the number of sections being addressed, your procedure may take several hours. In the separate area for recovery, your post-op team will assist you with managing any pain and look after your treated areas until you are discharged.
What to Expect
You may need to recover at home from lipo for several weeks based on the number of areas treated and the amount of fat removed. It's typical to have bruising and swelling for one or two weeks, and you should have stitches taken out 7 – 10 days after surgery. The most important thing to do following lipo surgery is to give your body time to heal and recover. When you are ready to go back to your job after your surgery, you need to remember to go slow. To increase your strength and stamina, try short walks and light workouts as advised by Dr. Williams. Remember, you may notice some improvements soon after your surgery, but it will take around 6 – 10 months until your new body contour and shape is complete.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does liposuction cost?
The liposuction varies, depending on the technique selected and how many areas are being treated. In your consultation, Dr. Williams will create your custom treatment plan to meet your needs and goals. He will also consider your budget. When your plan is ready, estimated costs will be discussed. To make your surgery easy to afford, Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge takes several payment methods and we will help you find low-interest financing.
What about loose skin?
Liposuction does not tighten the skin as it removes fat to improve the shape and contour of the body. If you have loose skin that you'd like to address, talk to Dr. Williams during your consultation so he can understand your cosmetic goals. Typically, a surgical lift procedure is recommended to eliminate any unwanted skin laxity. Common lift surgeries include a tummy tuck, thigh lift, and lower body lift.
Will I have scars?
Since liposuction is an invasive surgery, incisions will be made and sutured. This will create scars; however, Dr. Williams does his best to reduce their appearance. This starts with making small incisions in less visible areas or the natural folds of your body. After your surgery, Dr. Williams or a member of his team will explain how to care for your incisions so they heal properly and fade.
Will my results last?
Before liposuction, it is important to be prepared to maintain your results. Although liposuction reduces the number of fat cells in an area, you can still lose and gain weight. Dr. Williams suggests that you be at or close to a healthy weight prior to liposuction. Afterward, it's best to remain within 5 – 10 pounds of your post-surgical weight. Getting pregnant after liposuction will also impact your results; however, another surgery, like a mommy makeover, may be done to refresh your body.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $3,000 - $9,500
- Recovery Time
- 2 – 6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 – 5 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Look Fit and Toned
Fat removal with liposuction at Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge offers patients the chance to have unwanted fat diminished almost instantly. Without the help of liposuction, it can be seemingly impossible to attain the slimming outcomes you desire. We can recommend various choices for liposuction treatment, depending on your individual concerns. We welcome you to contact our office in Baton Rouge, LA and schedule your private consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. John Williams.