Sometimes, no matter what you do through dieting and exercise, you may still have areas of fat that are resistant to weight loss, leaving you self-conscious about your body. You may have excess bulk on your neck, arms, under your arms, thighs, tummy, lower back, upper back, or hips. Liposuction in Toledo can offer a solution for patients seeking to re-sculpt their figures and to re-contour their physique. Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty or body contouring, is a surgical procedure that uses a suction technique to remove fat from specific areas of the body. It can also shape and refine these areas. At pekoMD we use liposuction to define your ideal contour, called liposculpture or high definition liposuction. This technique combines multiple liposuction techniques such as Vaser liposuction, power assistend liposuction, fat transfer, and traditional liposuction.
At pēkoMD, our team is ready to help you get the look you want. Ivy League educated and double fellowship trained ABPS board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Peter Koltz can help you revitalize your look. With Dr. Koltz, you discuss your needs and he will recommend the best way to achieve your goals. We have a newly equipped cosmetic surgical and rejuvination center available for your procedure. Reach out to our team at pēkoMD to learn more about how liposuction can help you improve your confidence.
Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction
Liposuction is not an alternative to weight-loss methods, and Dr Koltz recommends that patients try a weight loss program through diet and exercise or sometimes weight loss surgerybefore considering liposuction or liposcultpture. If you have tried other avenues, have stable body weight, and still have too much body fat in specific spots, liposuction at pēkoMD in Toledo may be the next logical alternative. To be considered the right candidate for liposuction, patients should be in overall good health without any conditions that could complicate surgery. It is also important to have good skin quality so your skin can tighten up after the fat removal. We have several modalities that can help this skin tightening when your skin is not optimal quality but you do not desire the skin removal.
How Can Liposuction Help?
Liposuction can remove fat from areas of the body that have not responded to diet and exercise, such as the abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, neck, chin, upper arms, chest, back, calves, and ankles. When people put on weight, the body’s fat cells increase in size and volume to store energy. Liposuction works by reducing the number of fat cells in certain areas. The good news about this procedure is once the fat is removed, the results are generally permanent as long as the patient’s weight does not fluctuate.
After a liposuction procedure, the skin’s surface naturally adheres to the new contours of the treated areas, giving you improved shape, creating a more ideal contour. In patients with thin skin, liposuction may cause the skin to appear loose after treatment, but this can be corrected with several different options.
What Happens During a Liposuction Procedure?
Depending on your specific medical background, treatments may require only a local anesthetic but may general anesthesia. Our team places an IV, you are given a sedative to keep you relaxed, and the surgical team monitors your vital signs such as heart rate and oxygen saturation. Patients undergoing general anesthesia will awake in a recovery room and you may spend a couple hours in the facility while you recover. After the procedure, most swelling typically disappears in a few weeks, and the area will look smoother and less bulky.
What Techniques Are Used During a Liposuction Procedure?
Before a liposuction procedure, Dr. Koltz will mark areas on your body with a marker and take photos to compare before and after images. The liposuction technique used may differ based on your anatomy and goals.
There are several different liposuction techniques that exist but Dr Koltz only uses the safest techniques with the best outcomes. It is important to know that there are many unsafe techniques and technology that exist and many unqualified professionals perform liposuction. Choose wisely. Dr Koltz typically uses power assisted liposuction for both fat removal and fat injection (fat grafting). He will frequently combine liposuction with Vaser (ultrasound) liposuction or Renuvion (J-Plasma) in order to achieve certain outcomes. These modalities are the most proven technologies currently to provide optimal outcomes WITHOUT all of the complications that are commonly associated with techniques like laser liposuction and the dangerous complications associated with fat transfer.
Schedule a Confidential Consultation with Our Toledo Liposuction Team at pēkoMD
If you have tried everything and wish to remove bulk and excess fat from specific areas of your body, liposuction can help. Dr. Koltz would be more than happy to discuss your goals and options, and together we can develop a treatment plan that will meet your needs. Call today to learn more about your options for liposuction in Toledo.