For removing excess fat in problematic areas, liposuction is one of the most popular procedures worldwide. At J. Anthony Stephens Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, we offer safe, effective liposuction with real results and minimal recovery time.
Located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Dr. J. Anthony Stephens is board certified in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how liposuction can improve your body contours.
What is Liposuction?
In some areas of the body such as the thighs and stomach, stubborn body fat does not respond well to diet and exercise. Liposuction is the surgical removal of this excess fat, slimming and improving the contours of the body for a more natural figure.
Although liposuction has many techniques, Dr. Stephens utilizes Tumescent liposuction, which mixes lidocaine with a small amount of adrenaline in order to numb the area and reduce bleeding during the procedure. This technique has also been proven to reduce recovery time and bruising for the patient.
During a typical liposuction procedure, Dr. Stephens will create a tiny incision and insert a cannula, which is a hollow tube that is moved back and forth to gently break fat apart. It is then extracted through vacuum suction.
The particular techniques used can depend on the individual as well as the extent of the procedure and the area being treated. During your consultation, Dr. Stephens will discuss your treatment options with you and help you determine which one best fits your cosmetic goals.
Some patients may benefit from minimally invasive liposuction, where the area to be treated is injected with local anesthetic requiring minimal or no sedation. In some cases, the patients actually will stand while the procedure is performed to achieve the best result.
Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
Although liposuction can safely and effectively remove stubborn fat from the body, it is not a substitute for diet and exercise nor is it a solution for weight loss. Liposuction is ideal for men and women who are at or near their target weight and who have areas of excess fat that do not respond to other methods.
During your consultation, Dr. Stephens will evaluate several factors such as your overall health, medical history, cosmetic goals and expectations and determine if liposuction is right for you.
What is the Recovery Like?
Most patients are up and walking shortly after the procedure and can return to work within a few days, but strenuous activity should be avoided until healing has completed. Doctor Stephens will provide you with post-surgical instructions and inform you of any and all risks associated with this procedure.
Contact Dr. J. Anthony Stephens today to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for liposuction.