Liposuction Michigan Specialists
Liposuction is a treatment used to contour the body by liquefying fat cells and removing them using a cannula. At SurgeonGate, you can learn the risks and benefits of liposuction and work with one of our surgeons who specialize in lipsuction and body contouring. If you would like to speak with someone about your options, or you simply have some questions about liposcution, give us a call at 855-248-2220 to speak with a specialist or request a free consultation below.
What can liposuction treat?
Liposuction is typically used to treat fat in the following areas: Abdomen, waist, lower back, thighs, upper arms, neck, gynecomastia, and more. Fat around the abdomen is the most common area of focus for patients especially when the treatment is combined with a Brazilian butt lift.
Where can I get Liposuction in Michigan?
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How much does Liposuction cost in Michigan?
The average liposuction cost in Michigan is $5,875 for a single day treatment. The exact price depends on how many areas of your body will be treated and how much fat is removed. If only one area is treated, your fees will be substantially lower than if you were to have multiple areas treated.
Prices range from $2,000 to $8,000 for liposuction performed in one day and range from $12,000 to $19,000 for multiple treatments over a span of several months. To get an accurate estimate you must go in for a consultation, as all our surgeons offer financing options that allow you to pay over a period of 6 months, 12 months or more. When it comes to price, you should never bargain shop. Very low prices are typically used to lure in patients who will overlook their lack of credentials and rush into surgery.
How is Liposuction performed?
How long is the recovery from Liposuction?
Most liposuction patients return to work within 2-3 days and resume their regular physical activities within 10-14 days. After liposuction, you will experience some swelling, bruising and overall soreness for a few weeks. The results of a liposuction procedure, regardless of the technique used, will remain unnoticeable until the inflammation subsides. The majority of inflammation tends to subside about 3 weeks into the healing period, making the treated area appear significantly less bulgy and swollen. Walking and light acitvity is typically fine the day after surgery but intense excercise should be avoided for 2 weeks.
Who is a candidate for lipo in Michigan?
The ideal candidate for liposuction is in good general health has a few areas of fat that have been resistant to diet and exercise efforts. Both men and women can be candidates. Before undergoing Liposuction, the surgeon will perform a few basic health and physical examinations. This examination will be to ensure that you are in proper health and are not suffering from any medical conditions that may affect your safety or your results.
People who frequently take contraceptives, aspirin or anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen are recommended to halt their usage at least 2 weeks prior to the procedure as they may interfere with healing. Women must not be pregnant or nursing in order to undergo liposuction. In addition, patients who suffer from anemia are often required to utilize iron supplements to help with recovery.
What types of liposuction are available?
Dry liposuction: During a dry liposuction procedure, no fluid is inserted into the tissue prior to the fat being removed. This technique is rarely used nowadays, as it involved much greater risk of bruising and bleeding.
Power-assisted liposuction (PAS): The PAS technique utilizes an advanced cannula (surgical tube) featuring a mechanical system that moves back-and-forth at a high speed, making the fatty tissue much easier to remove. This is a much more advanced form of liposuction and allows the surgeon a greater ability to remove fat precisely and accurately.
Tumescent liposuction: During this technique, a solution consisting of saline, lidocaine (a local anesthetic) and epinephrine (a vasoconstrictor) is gently pumped below the surface of the treatment area. The fatty tissue is then suctioned out via small surgical tubes. Tumescent is the standard and most commonly used technique of liposuction. Two advantages of this form are that the lidocaine acts as an anesthetic leaving the patient with very little pain and the technique allows for very little bleeding. Because blood loss is minimal with this technique, the chances of post-surgical bruising are greatly reduced.
Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL): During a UAL, the surgical tube inserted into the tissue is energized with ultrasound waves. This causes fat tissue to liquify upon contact. The vibrations of the ultrasound technology break down the rigid cell walls, emulsifying the fat and making it significantly easier to suck out. This technique is very effective in fibrous tissue areas such as the male breast area, upper back, as well as in areas where previous liposuction treatments have been performed.
Laser Assisted Lipolysis (LAL): This advanced liposuction technique utilizes the same fluid combination as tumescent liposuction. Laser-assisted liposuction is far less invasive than conventional liposuction and is also a very popular method. Laser guided energy and heat is delivered into the fatty tissue through a small tube inserted beneath the skin.
What happens after the surgery?
- Returning home: Most patients go home the same day of surgery unless otherwise required. Painkillers are often prescribed to help with discomfort.
- Antibiotics: Your surgeon may provide you with antibiotics immediately after surgery in order to avoid unnecessary risk.
- Bandages: After your procedure, the surgeon will either outfit you with a supporting corset for your abdomen or general bandages for the treatment area.
- Numbness: You may experience slight numbness in the area of treatment. This is normal and will typically dissolve a few days after the operation.
- Stitches: You will leave on the procedure with small stitches in the treatment area. They will be removed during a follow-up when your incisions have healed.
- Bruising: Slight bruising is commonly experienced after liposuction and should subside within a few weeks after the procedure.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Fat Can Be Removed?
Due to safety, the maximum amount of fat tissue that most surgeons are willing to remove in one treatment is about 5 liters, or 11 pounds. Removing more fat than this in a single session raises the chances of complications, excessive bleeding, and bruising after the procedure. Patients with more fat to remove should wait until they are fully healed before undergoing a second surgery.
More often than not, it’s not the amount of fat that limits people but the number of areas that can be treated in a single procedure. Your surgeon will work with you to decide the most important areas to focus on and what can be achieved during a single treatment.
How Painful Is Liposuction Surgery?
A thorough anesthetic process is performed in order to minimize the pain and discomfort of liposuction. Patients are often provided with general anesthesia and placed under sedation during the procedure.
A local anesthetic is also utilized in the area of the procedure to help minimize pain after the surgery and reduce bleeding. The local anesthetic can last up to 24 hours after your procedure and will significantly help to minimize pain and discomfort after surgery. Patients should expect some soreness and swelling after the procedure, but this will subside as liposuction does not provide a very challenging recovery for most patients.
Can Liposuction Treat Obesity?
Liposuction is intended to remove small amounts of fat from stubborn areas of the body in otherwise healthy individuals and is extremely effective at doing so. Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity and should not be seen as a weight loss solution. If you are seeking liposuction, you should already be close to your ideal weight, ideally less than 30 lbs away. Liposuction should not be seen as a tool to shed pounds but rather a procedure to help target stubborn areas of the body and sculpt a proportional fat distribution.
What If I Gain Weight After The Procedure?
Liposuction not only removes fat tissue from the body, but it permanently alters one’s body contours and regional fat distribution. After Liposuction, your altered body proportions will significantly improve the way fat is deposited and distributed on your body. If you gain weight, for example, your overall body proportions should remain the same and if you lose weight, you will regain the post liposuction proportions once again. Liposuction is most recommended for those who do not anticipate losing or gaining weight in the near future and whose weight has stabilized leaving few stubborn areas left.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is not a unique surgery but rather a collection of surgeries. A mommy makeover refers to the goal of restoring a woman physique to the proportions they had before pregnancy and delivery. Your Michigan plastic surgeon may utilize a set of different procedures to help you achieve this goal. Most commonly, your surgeon will incorporate a breast augmentation and possibly a tummy tuck along with your liposuction surgery. When you request a consultation you can speak with your surgeon about other surgeries that may help restore your figure.