What is Liposuction?

December 5, 2019

Liposuction has been a leading procedure in the plastic surgery field for decades. This is because it is versatile, able to treat many areas of the body, and can be done in combination with other procedures. It is often part of a mommy makeover surgery, tummy tuck, breast reduction, or an arm lift. Liposuction can slim and re-shape the body to give patients their ideal look. Dr. DiFrancesco offers liposuction to patients who want to remove stubborn fat for a slimmer appearance.

What Does Liposuction Treat?

Liposuction can remove fat and contour various areas of the body. These are:

  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Buttocks
  • Calves and Ankles
  • Cheeks
  • Chest
  • Chin and Neck
  • Knee
  • Thighs
  • Waist
  • Thighs

The fat cells that are removed can never come back, so you do not need to worry about re-gaining fat in the area treated.

How is Liposuction Done?

Liposuction was first developed 50 years ago. Since then, there have been many advancements in how the procedure is done as well as in the instruments that are used. Traditional liposuction is usually performed under general anesthesia. It involves making small incisions near the fat removal site where the surgical cannula can be inserted. The cannula is used to break up the fat and suction it out. This is the most common type of liposuction done. Now there are many various modalities of liposuction.

Types of Liposuction

  • Traditional Liposuction
  • Power-Assisted Liposuction
  • SmartLipo Laser Liposuction
  • SafeLipo

Schedule a Consultation

If you have fatty pockets that are causing you to feel self-conscious, consider getting liposuction. Dr. DiFrancesco can help to recommend the best type for you in order to achieve your desired look. To get started, contact the office to schedule a consultation.

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