Liposuction in Cary and Fayetteville, NC
Liposuction is a versatile and popular body sculpting technique that helps patients eliminate stubborn pockets of fat to improve their figure. Fayetteville Plastic Surgery & Cape Fear Aesthetics offers liposuction to men and women living in Fayetteville, Sanford, Lumberton, Cary and the neighboring areas of North Carolina.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction, sometimes simply referred to as lipo, is a common body sculpting procedure that removes excess fat from the body. This procedure can be used nearly anywhere on the body, granting patients the flexibility of contouring almost any area they desire. However, it is important to note that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. Rather, it is aimed at the removal of focal fatty areas or fat deposits that are unresponsive to dieting and exercise. Thanks to the versatility of liposuction, it is can also be combined with other procedures, such as a tummy tuck, to significantly improve results. It is also commonly used as part of the fat transfer procedure. At Fayetteville Plastic Surgery & Cape Fear Aesthetics, we use the precise VASER Lipo device for liposuction treatments.
What is VASER Lipo?
VASER liposuction has optimized the liposuction procedure, allowing for precision sculpting. VASER lipo combines traditional liposuction with gentle ultrasound energy to accelerate treatment time and recovery, as well as improve comfort. The ultrasound energy helps to dislodge and heat fat cells, making them easier to remove. It also helps to tighten the skin, improving results by minimizing sagging skin that is usually left after a liposuction treatment.
What Can I Expect from the Liposuction Procedure?
The liposuction procedure usually takes one to two hours, but this time may vary depending on the number of areas and the amount of fat to be suctioned. Small incisions are used when possible to minimize scarring. The VASER Lipo device is used to dislodge and suction fat cells out of the body. Once removed, we will close the incisions to complete the procedure. We may recommend including cryolipolysis as part of your post-liposuction process to maintain a smooth, even surface on the skin.
What is Recovery Like After Liposuction?
After your procedure, you will be placed in a snug elastic garment or girdle which must be worn over the suctioned area to help control swelling and fluid accumulation. This garment may be worn anywhere from two to six weeks depending on your surgeon’s instructions and preferences. The first 24 to 48 hours of recovery may find you sore and bruised. This soreness may be controlled with medications, which we will prescribe you. You will most likely be on your feet within one to two days of the surgery, depending on how much work was performed. Any stitches that were placed are usually removed in seven to 10 days. Your follow-up visits will be scheduled as indicated by your individual recovery pattern.
Are the Results from Liposuction Permanent?
Liposuction is an extremely effective technique for creating a new body, neck, or facial contour with minimal scarring. The results are permanent, provided you maintain a routine exercise regimen and eat a sensible diet. Most patients have an improved self-confidence and self-esteem after liposuction and are very satisfied with their results. If you follow your physician’s recommendations and instructions, you will be pleased with your new appearance.
How Much Does Liposuction Cost?
At Fayetteville Plastic Surgery & Cape Fear Aesthetics, we try our best to keep our services affordable to our patients. This includes accepting many forms of payment and offering flexible financing options through CareCredit®, United Medical Credit, and Prosper Healthcare Lending. If you are considering liposuction, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation. During this consultation, one of our surgeons will assess your cosmetic goals to determine the treatment method that will best satisfy your needs. At this point, we will be able to provide you with a clear breakdown of the costs associated with your treatment.
To learn more about liposuction or to schedule a consultation, contact us today. Fayetteville Plastic Surgery & Cape Fear Aesthetics offers liposuction to men and women living in Sanford, Fayetteville, Lumberton, Cary and the neighboring areas of North Carolina.