Do you feel unhappy with your body shape? Do you struggle with stubborn fat deposits that resist diet and exercise? Do you wish you could have a more defined and sculpted figure? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be interested in learning more about liposuction, a cosmetic procedure that can help you achieve your desired body contour and boost your body confidence.

Understanding Liposuction

Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess fat from specific areas of the body, such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, arms, neck, and chin. The purpose of liposuction is to improve the body contour and proportion by eliminating unwanted fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. Liposuction is not a weight-loss surgery, but rather a body-shaping procedure that can enhance your appearance and self-image.

Liposuction is performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon who uses a thin tube called a cannula to suction out the fat from the targeted areas. The procedure can be done under local or general anesthesia, depending on the extent and location of the fat removal. The duration of the procedure can vary from one to four hours, depending on the number and size of the areas treated. The recovery time can also vary from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the individual healing process and the post-operative care.

Liposuction at Kansas Plastic Surgery

If you are considering liposuction, you want to choose a reputable and experienced plastic surgeon who can deliver the best results possible. At Kansas Plastic Surgery, we are proud to offer liposuction as one of our most popular and effective procedures. Our plastic surgeon, Dr. Kenton Schoonover, is a board-certified and fellowship-trained specialist who has performed hundreds of liposuction procedures with outstanding outcomes. Dr. Schoonover is committed to providing personalized and compassionate care to each of his patients, and he will work with you to create a customized treatment plan that meets your goals and expectations.

At Kansas Plastic Surgery, we use the latest techniques and technologies to ensure the safety and quality of our liposuction procedures. We also provide comprehensive and attentive follow-up care to ensure your recovery is smooth and comfortable. If you want to learn more about liposuction at Kansas Plastic Surgery, please visit our Liposuction Procedure page for detailed information.

Life-Changing Benefits of Liposuction

Liposuction can offer a number of benefits that can improve your physical, psychological, emotional, and health aspects of your life. Here are some of the most common and significant benefits of liposuction:

Physical Benefits

  • Targeted Fat Removal: Liposuction can remove excess fat from specific areas of your body that are bothering you, such as your belly, love handles, saddlebags, bra rolls, double chin, or upper arms. This can help you achieve a more balanced and harmonious body shape that matches your ideal image.

  • Improved Body Contour: Liposuction can enhance your body contour by creating a more defined and sculpted silhouette. This can help you fit better in your clothes, look more attractive in your swimsuit, and feel more confident in your skin.

Psychological and Emotional Benefits

  • Enhanced Self-Esteem: Liposuction can boost your self-esteem by improving your appearance and self-image. When you look good, you feel good, and you can enjoy a more positive and optimistic outlook on life.

  • Increased Body Confidence: Liposuction can increase your body confidence by helping you overcome your insecurities and dissatisfaction with your body shape. When you feel good about your body, you can express yourself more freely, pursue your passions, and embrace new opportunities.

Health Benefits

  • Reduction of Health Risks: Liposuction can reduce the health risks associated with excess body fat, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. By removing the excess fat, you can lower your body mass index (BMI) and improve your metabolic health.

  • Lifestyle Improvement: Liposuction can motivate you to adopt a healthier lifestyle that includes a balanced diet and regular exercise. By maintaining a healthy weight and a fit physique, you can prevent the recurrence of fat accumulation and enjoy a longer and happier life.

Patient Experiences

One of the best ways to understand the benefits of liposuction is to see the results the patients who have undergone the procedure and experienced the results firsthand. At Kansas Plastic Surgery, we have helped many patients achieve their body contouring goals and enhance their body confidence with liposuction. Check out our Before After Gallery to see pictures of our happy patients.

Considerations and Precautions

Liposuction is a safe and effective procedure that can help you achieve your body contouring goals and enhance your body confidence. However, like any surgery, liposuction has some considerations and precautions that you should be aware of before deciding to undergo the procedure. Here are some of the most important ones:

Eligibility for Liposuction

Liposuction is not suitable for everyone, and there are some criteria that you need to meet to be eligible for the procedure. Some of the general requirements for liposuction are:

  • You are in good overall health and have no medical conditions that could impair your healing or increase your risk of complications.

  • You are within 30% of your ideal body weight and have realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure.

  • You have firm and elastic skin that can adapt to the new body shape after the fat removal.

  • You have localized and well-defined areas of excess fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.

  • You are a non-smoker or willing to quit smoking at least six weeks before and after the procedure.

If you meet these criteria, you may be a good candidate for liposuction. However, the only way to determine your eligibility for sure is to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon who can evaluate your medical history, physical condition, and aesthetic goals.

Potential Risks and Complications

Liposuction is a safe and effective procedure that has a high success rate and a low complication rate. However, like any surgery, liposuction has some potential risks and complications that you should be aware of before deciding to undergo the procedure. Some of the possible risks and complications of liposuction are:

  • Bleeding, bruising, swelling, and infection

  • Numbness, tingling, or changes in skin sensation

  • Irregularities, asymmetry, or dimpling of the skin

  • Damage to the nerves, blood vessels, muscles, or organs

  • Fluid accumulation or leakage

  • Blood clots, embolism, or pulmonary complications

  • Allergic reaction to anesthesia or medication

  • Unsatisfactory results or need for revision surgery

These risks and complications are rare and can be minimized by choosing a reputable and experienced plastic surgeon who follows the proper surgical protocols and safety standards. You can also reduce the risk of complications by following the pre-operative and post-operative instructions given by your plastic surgeon and reporting any signs of infection

Alternatives and Complementary Approaches

Liposuction is a great option for improving your body contour and enhancing your body confidence, but it is not the only option available. There are some alternatives and complementary approaches that you can consider if you are not ready for surgery, or if you want to optimize your results. Here are some of the most common and effective ones:

Non-Surgical Options

If you are looking for a non-invasive or minimally invasive way to reduce your body fat and improve your body shape, you may want to explore some of the non-surgical options that are available at Kansas Plastic Surgery. These options use different technologies and methods to target and eliminate fat cells without surgery, such as:

  • CoolSculpting: CoolSculpting is a FDA-cleared procedure that uses controlled cooling to freeze and destroy fat cells in the treated areas. The frozen fat cells are then naturally eliminated by the body over time, resulting in a noticeable and lasting reduction of fat. CoolSculpting can treat multiple areas of the body, such as the abdomen, flanks, thighs, arms, chin, and bra fat. CoolSculpting is a comfortable and convenient procedure that requires no anesthesia, incisions, or downtime. You can resume your normal activities immediately after the treatment, and you can expect to see the full results in about two to four months.

  • SculpSure: SculpSure is an FDA-cleared procedure that uses laser energy to heat and destroy fat cells in the treated areas. The heated fat cells are then naturally eliminated by the body over time, resulting in a noticeable and lasting reduction of fat. SculpSure can treat multiple areas of the body, such as the abdomen, flanks, thighs, arms, chin, and back. SculpSure is a comfortable and convenient procedure that requires no anesthesia, incisions, or downtime. You can resume your normal activities immediately after the treatment, and you can expect to see the full results in about six to twelve weeks.

If you want to learn more about these non-surgical options, please visit our Non-Surgical Body Contouring page for detailed information.

Healthy Lifestyle Choices

Liposuction can help you achieve your desired body contour and enhance your body confidence, but it is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. To maintain and improve your results, you need to make some healthy lifestyle choices that include a balanced diet and regular exercise. Here are some tips to help you adopt a healthy lifestyle after liposuction:

  • Eat a balanced diet: Eating a balanced diet can help you control your weight and prevent the recurrence of fat accumulation in the treated areas. You should eat a variety of foods that provide you with the essential nutrients, such as protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. You should also limit your intake of processed foods, added sugars, saturated fats, and sodium, as they can contribute to weight gain and health problems. You can consult with a nutritionist or a dietician to help you create a personalized diet plan that suits your needs and preferences.

  • Exercise regularly: Exercising regularly can help you burn calories, tone your muscles, and improve your cardiovascular health. You should aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise per week, such as walking, jogging, cycling, or swimming. You should also include some strength training exercises at least twice a week, such as lifting weights, doing push-ups, or using resistance bands. You can consult with a personal trainer or a physical therapist to help you create a personalized exercise plan that suits your goals and abilities.

Combining Procedures for Optimal Results

Liposuction can help you improve your body contour and enhance your body confidence, but it may not address all of your aesthetic concerns. If you have other issues that affect your appearance and self-image, such as sagging skin, loose muscles, or small breasts, you may want to combine liposuction with other procedures for optimal results. Some of the most common and effective procedures that can be combined with liposuction are:

  • Tummy Tuck: A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen and tightens the underlying muscles. A tummy tuck can help you achieve a flatter and firmer abdomen, especially if you have experienced pregnancy, weight loss, or aging. A tummy tuck can be combined with liposuction to enhance the contour and proportion of your waist and hips.

  • Breast Augmentation: A breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that increases the size and shape of the breasts using implants or fat transfer. A breast augmentation can help you achieve fuller and more symmetrical breasts, especially if you have small, uneven, or deflated breasts. A breast augmentation can be combined with liposuction to enhance the balance and harmony of your upper body.

  • Mommy Makeover: A mommy makeover is a combination of procedures that address the common changes that occur in the female body after pregnancy and breastfeeding, such as sagging breasts, loose abdomen, and stubborn fat. A mommy makeover can help you restore your pre-pregnancy figure and enhance your body confidence. A mommy makeover typically includes liposuction, along with a breast lift, a breast augmentation, a tummy tuck, and/or a vaginal rejuvenation.

If you want to learn more about these procedures, please visit our Procedures page for detailed information. You can also schedule a consultation with Dr. Schoonover to discuss your goals and expectations, and he will recommend the best combination of procedures for you.

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TL;DR

Liposuction is a safe and effective way to get rid of stubborn fat and improve your body contour. Liposuction can have a positive impact on your body confidence, which can improve your quality of life. If you are interested in liposuction, you should consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who can evaluate your condition and recommend the best treatment plan for you. One of the best surgeons in Kansas is Dr. Kenton Schoonover, who has extensive experience and expertise in liposuction and other cosmetic procedures. You can learn more about Dr. Schoonover and his practice here.

Liposuction is not a magic solution, but rather a tool that can help you achieve your goals and enhance your body confidence. Liposuction requires proper preparation, recovery, and maintenance to ensure optimal results and satisfaction. You should also have realistic expectations and a positive attitude towards your body and yourself. Remember that you are beautiful and unique, and that liposuction can help you enhance your natural beauty and confidence.

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