Nothing is more frustrating than eating right and working out regularly and still being left with unwanted lumps and bumps or fatty areas that won’t reduce. Liposuction is the ideal procedure to resolve stubborn fat deposits that resist your best diet and exercise efforts. Best of all, the results last decades, or a lifetime, as long as you continue to maintain a stable weight.
Liposuction is a body contouring technique; it is not about weight loss. In fact, most patients do not lose a significant quantity of weight with liposuction. The benefit is your clothes will fit better, as the contour of your waist to your hips to your buttocks or another body area will be more attractive and in proportion.
Dr. Helen Allison offers his patients the full range of liposuction options:
Each option removes fat, yet each performs differently and is appropriate for certain body areas and fat quantities. The right type of lipo for you will depend on your anatomy, excess fat, and the areas to be sculpted.
Regardless of the device or technique, Dr. Helen Allison performs what is called tumescent liposuction.
With this technique, a solution of lidocaine, epinephrine, and saline are injected into the subcutaneous fat in the area to be contoured. This helps to numb the area, making the procedure easy to experience without the need to be put under general anesthesia unless extensive work must be performed. The volume of the lidocaine causes can cause the fatty area to become swollen and firm, and fat easier to remove.
The tumescent technique not only delivers a safer, better-looking outcome, but there is significantly less post-op bruising. This is a huge plus for all patients as it means that you can more quickly return to your daily life.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Helen Allison will do a full physical exam. She will listen to your desires and discuss your lifestyle. Together you will come up with a body sculpting plan that is best suited for you.