Discover if our Kirkland Liposuction Treatment is Right for You
Gavin Dry, MD, FRCPS, PLLC, offers liposuction in Kirkland and Bellevue, WA. Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, is a body-sculpting procedure used to remove fat from various areas of the body, often, during a single procedure. Liposuction is generally used to remove persistent fat deposits that have not responded to diet and exercise so you can achieve a smoother, more flattering silhouette.
Benefits of Liposuction
Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that results in slimmer and better proportioned figure. By removing stubborn love handles, saddlebags, a double-chin, a bulge around the waistline, or other unsightly fatty deposits, liposuction can sculpt the smooth figure you’ve hoped for and help you feel more confident. Many patients choose liposuction from our Kirkland plastic surgery experts in order to develop a better shape and create a more beautiful body.
It should be noted that liposuction is not a replacement for proper exercise and diet; it is used to treat stubborn fat deposits that diet and exercise have not been able to address. Ideal candidates for liposuction are in good physical condition, but have fatty areas that have not diminished with healthy eating habits and regular physical activity.
Types of Liposuction
Several different types of liposuction procedures are available -- recent advancements in liposuction technologies have made it possible to undergo liposuction under local anesthesia, which makes the procedure more accessible to patients who are struggling with problem areas on their body.
Liposuction is commonly used to remove fat from the following areas:
• Chin and neckline
• Upper arms
• Stomach and waistline
• Hips and buttocks
• Thighs and knees
• Calves and ankles
What to Expect with Liposuction Treatment
Liposuction is also used to create a more proportioned figure; no matter what type of liposuction procedure you have in mind, Dr. Dry works with you to determine the best plan, based on your current condition and areas that need to be treated. Cost for liposuction treatment from our Kirkland plastic surgery office can vary, as does the duration of the procedure. Most liposuction procedures typically last from thirty minutes to a few hours, depending upon the amount of fat to be removed.
Liposuction can be done under general or local anesthesia. During treatment, Dr. Dry inserts a narrow tube or "cannula" into a small incision, which is used to remove the fatty tissue under the skin. Once the excess fat has been removed, Dr. Dry closes the incisions and dresses the area to reduce swelling and provide support.
Recovery time from liposuction treatment varies depending on the extent of care needed for your cosmetic surgery goals, however new liposuction techniques allow for faster recoveries. In general, Dr. Dry will prescribe plenty of post-operative rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and reduce the recovery time.
You may need to wear a support garment for several weeks after the surgery and minor discomfort can be treated with oral medication. Liposuction patients can minimize the risk for potential problems by carefully following Dr. Dry's post-operative instructions.
Is liposuction right for you? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Dry today to learn more about your options or inquire about the cost of liposuction in Kirkland and Bellevue.