Liposuction, performed in Kansas City, Missouri, at our cosmetic surgery facility, is an effective method of reducing accumulations of fat in specific areas of the body. While it is not a substitute for overall weight loss, liposuction is effective at removing stubborn pockets of fat that are not responding to a reasonable diet and exercise program. Liposuction results in a more defined and sculpted body contour and a reduction of body fat.
At Genesis Plastic Surgery in Kansas City, Missouri, we use liposuction to create a more proportional shape for both men and women. Liposuction is an effective method to remove “love handles” or the fat that has accumulated around the waist and “saddle bags” or fat that has accumulated around the hips and thighs. Liposuction is also used to remove excess fat in the knees, calves and ankles.
Liposuction can slim the face by removing fat in the cheek, neck and jowl areas. When liposuction is used to remove fatty deposits in the face, the procedure is often combined with other facial procedures such as facelift, to prevent the face from having a sagging appearance. Patients who undergo liposuction of the face at our Kansas City, Missouri, facility consult thoroughly with Dr. Thompson beforehand to determine which combination of treatments will give the best results.
Liposuction of the abdomen can be combined with an abdominoplasty (also known as “tummy tuck”) when it is likely there will be excess or sagging skin in the abdominal area after the liposuction procedure. In Kansas City, Dr. Thompson can advise you as to which cosmetic surgery procedures will provide you with results that will best meet your expectations.
Liposuction at our Kansas City, Missouri, practice is performed on an outpatient basis. Medications or anesthesia are administered for patient comfort during and after the liposuction procedure. After liposuction, the area is usually bruised and swollen for a few days, so the results of the procedure may not be immediately evident. Follow-up care including ultrasound treatments are provided for liposuction patients at our Kansas City, Missouri, plastic surgery facility.
Liposuction results will be evident once the bruising and swelling begins to subside. Depending on the body area that underwent the liposuction procedure, the results are typically a more contoured and less fatty appearance. With a healthy diet and exercise, liposuction results can be maintained for a long time.
If you’re interested in liposuction, please contact our cosmetic surgery facility serving Kansas City and Liberty, Missouri, to learn more about liposuction and schedule a consultation.