(Facial and Body Contouring)
Fat Suctioning is a procedure in which the unwanted fat cells are removed through tiny incisions. Patients with localized fat deposits are candidates for this operation. It is done under general or local anesthesia and takes 1-3 hours depending on the extent of the areas involved. Special garment is worn for 1-3 weeks. Minimal pain is associated and the swelling and bruising disappears in 2-3 weeks. Ambulation begins on the day of surgery. Return to work is usually in one week. Complications are rare and are discussed in consultation. In select cases addition of laser to liposuction is used whereby stubborn areas such as the male breasts, bra rolls, neck humps and back are treated. This procedure takes longer and is more prone to complications. The rate of skin tightening is slightly more with this technique but except for the areas discussed is usually not necessary.