Are stubborn fat deposits keeping you from reaching your target body shape? Liposuction can help you get rid of that extra fat that doesn’t respond to diet or exercise.
Get Your Desired Shape with Liposuction
Liposuction can help you smooth out your form and eliminate those fatty deposits that stick around regardless of your diet and exercise regimen.
Despite the fact that liposuction removes fat, it is not intended as a treatment for obesity. The ideal liposuction candidate is already close to his or her target weight, and the procedure may not result in significant weight loss. Request an Appointment
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How Does Liposuction Remove Fat?
Liposuction is performed through small inconspicuous incisions in the body. The doctor inserts a thin tube, called a cannula, into the incision. This cannula serves a dual purpose. First, it loosens the fat cells. Once free, the fat cells are suctioned out through the cannula using a vacuum.
Liposuction is a very targeted procedure and will work on most places where fat deposits. Commonly treated body parts include:
- Love Handles
The less invasive SmartLipo® Laser Liposuction system is also available for some patients. Visit our Jacksonville or Morehead City, North Carolina, office to find out if you’re a good candidate.
Downtime and Discomfort
Once the procedure is over, the incision is closed, and you will be free to return home. A compression garment will be placed over the treated area to reduce swelling. You should continue to wear this for three to six weeks after the procedure.
Most patients can return to work five to seven days after the procedure, although bruising and swelling will likely continue past this point. Loosened skin will begin to tighten after about 12-24 weeks.
Find out if liposuction can help you reach your target body shape. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Klainer at our Jacksonville or Morehead City, North Carolina, office to learn more.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Patients who have good skin elasticity
- Patients who haven’t been able to eliminate fat deposits through diet or exercise
- Patients who have defined areas of excess fat which may be disproportionate to other areas of their body
- Patients who are in good health
No. The body finishes creating fat cells after puberty. Any new weight gain will evenly distribute throughout the body.
Most surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Small areas or “touch-ups” can be performed using local anesthetic with or without sedation.
No. Liposuction is not meant to deal with this problem, though some patients experience improvement as the skin tightens.
The procedure is performed at either Carteret General Hospital, The Surgical Center of Morehead City, or in the office. It is usually done on an outpatient basis.