Who is a Candidate?
Adults who have localized areas of fat that are disproportionate to the rest of your body and have good skin elasticity can often benefit from liposuction. It is important that patients be physically and mentally healthy, be nonsmokers, and have a positive attitude towards to the outcome of their procedure. The best way to determine if this procedure is right for you is through a consultation with Dr. Chao.
The Liposuction Procedure
During the liposuction procedure, small, blunt-tipped tubes called cannulas are inserted through tiny incisions. The cannulas are then moved under the skin to target and remove fat deposits. After the fat is eliminated, incisions are closed.
There are a number of liposuction techniques that can be applied today. These may include tumescent liposuction, suction-assisted liposuction (SAL), Power-assisted liposuction (PAL), and laser-assisted liposuction (LAL). The type of liposuction that is right for you can be discussed with Dr. Chao during your consultation and examination to ensure the best possible outcomes.
Results and Recovery
Patients will need to wear special compression garments to help reduce swelling, as well as support the new body contours. Any discomfort can be controlled with pain medication. The length of recovery will depend on the extensiveness of the procedure. It is important to follow Dr. Chao’s specific post-op instructions to ensure optimal results.
If you live in the Latham, NY area and are interested in slimming down with liposuction, contact our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Chao.
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