Liposuction is one of our most popular procedures for men and women. Dr. Barbour recommends lipo for contouring areas of the body with pockets of fat. You may want to consider liposuction if you tried to eliminate fat with diet and exercise yet had little to no success.

The best candidates for lipo are those who are near their ideal weight. If you recently lost a significant amount of weight or had a baby, you should delay the procedure for at least one year. This helps to ensure the treatment area does not gain fat and affect the results of your procedure.

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What are the Benefits of Liposuction?

  • May be a better alternative than surgery
  • Can be combined with other procedures
  • Removes stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise
  • Appropriate for many areas of the body

What is the Procedure for Liposuction?

Lipo works by dislodging fat cells from the tissues with a flexible tube and suctioning it out of the body. The incisions for the surgery are very small, often not requiring sutures. Preparing the fat for removal can be achieved using several techniques that loosen or melt the fat. These techniques simplify the process and minimize downtime and the time that it takes you to recover.

What Should I Expect After Liposuction?

You will see noticeable contouring of the treatment area after the procedure, but there may be some swelling and bruising that masks the full results. Healing can take several weeks or months, and you should follow the aftercare instructions carefully. The area may be wrapped in a compression bandage to hold the tissues in place and minimize swelling.