Do you struggle to get rid of excess fat around your stomach, back, or thighs despite a healthy diet and regular exercise?
Tumescent liposuction at our Minnetonka, MN, practice can be a safe way to achieve the kind of body contours you’re after.
Learn how our board-certified surgeons at SP Plastic Surgery can help you restore form, function, and beauty.
What Is Tumescent Liposuction?
Liposuction is a terrific way to remove unwanted pockets of fat from different parts of the body, although many don’t realize there are different types. Special cannulas and techniques can improve the treatment process and end results. A particularly safe, effective option for fat removal is tumescent liposuction.
This procedure involves the injection of a special fluid that firms up fat cells in the targeted area. Then, our plastic surgeon proceeds with performing liposuction as normal, inserting a cannula into certain parts of the body to suction out fat.
Results You Can Rely On
at a Trusted Minnetonka, MN, Clinic
Are you tired of stubborn fat near your abdomen, legs, or buttocks? Is an enhanced figure one of your weight loss goals? Whatever your circumstances, we want you to be comfortable in your own skin — and we are here to help.
Dr. Stephanie Peng has years of experience providing exceptional liposuction to patients just like you at our clinic in Minnetonka.
For more information about cosmetic procedures or if you want to schedule a consultation, get in touch with us today.
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Is It for You?
You may be a good candidate for liposuction if you are an adult and:
- Are within 30% of your ideal body weight
- Have firm, elastic skin
- Have specific body contouring goals and realistic expectations
- Diet and exercise haven't worked for you
You may not be a good candidate for liposuction if you:
- Are overweight; liposuction is not a weight loss procedure
- Are a smoker
- Have a medical condition that may impair healing
- Have skin with poor elasticity
A Look Into the Procedure
Step-by-Step Treatment Timeline
Our plastic surgeons in Minnetonka, MN, perform liposuction under local or general sedation; we will determine which one best suits you and your needs.
How Long Does Liposuction Last?
Liposuction is permanent, but you can still gain weight in the treated areas if you do not keep your eating habits in check. When fat cells are removed through liposuction, they’re gone for good, but the remaining fat cells can still grow larger down the road.
Our board-certified surgeons take great care to ensure the treated areas are properly contoured, so even if you gain weight, they will stay proportionate to the rest of your body.
Liposuction Recovery Tips
Do Not Drive Immediately
Unless you received a small amount of liposuction and were not sedated, you will not be able to drive after the procedure; the anesthesia used can cause drowsiness. Ask someone you trust to be available to drive you back home after the procedure.
Take it Easy
Fortunately, the tumescent liposuction technique produces minimal discomfort when stacked up against other methods. However, you’ll want to avoid strenuous exercise and consider taking a day or two off of work. Take slow and gentle walks to promote blood circulation.
Keep Swelling at Bay
While your body will return to normal in time, swelling is a common side effect of liposuction. Stay hydrated, reduce your sodium intake, and avoid alcohol for approximately 48 hours after the procedure.
How Much Does Liposuction Cost?
Liposuction is one of a handful of elective surgeries that can apply to several areas of the body. Since its application is versatile, no two procedures are billed exactly the same; different variables factor into the cost, including the treatment area, anesthesia used, and more.
Many of our patients opt to schedule liposuction on several areas of their bodies at the same time to consolidate healing. We can determine if this would be ideal during your consultation.
Combine Procedures For Maximized Results
Patients at our plastic surgery clinic commonly combine liposuction with cosmetic procedures or incorporate it into a more comprehensive plan, including everything from fat transfers and arm lifts to mommy makeovers, breast surgery, and more. With our suite of solutions, achieving the figure you’ve dreamed of has never been more attainable!