Liposuction can permanently reshape body contours in very specific areas.
Even if you are in good health and at a reasonable level of fitness, you can have disproportionate contours due to localized fat deposits. These are usually due to heredity or family traits rather than a lack of weight control or fitness, and there’s not much diet and exercise can do for them.
A fit and well-proportioned body is often a sign of health and vitality, so self-image can be adversely affected by these deposits of excess fatty tissue. Liposuction, also called lipoplasty or suction lipectomy, is the surgical removal of localized or regional excess fatty tissue to slim and reshape specific areas of the body.
Liposuction can be performed alone, or along with procedures such as a facelift, male or female breast reduction, or a tummy tuck. Lipo can be used to recontour the lower body, hips, thighs, knees, calves and ankles, creating a slimmer and better-proportioned figure. It can also treat double chins, fatty upper arms, love handles, and excess fat in the abdomen.
Lipo is performed through small, inconspicuous incisions hidden within the natural creases and contours of the body. A thin hollow tube, or cannula, is inserted through these incisions to loosen excess fat. The dislodged fat is then suctioned out of the body using a surgical vacuum or syringe attached to the cannula.
Your first step should be a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon to express your goals and expectations, and learn all your options. Our practice sees patients from across the region, not only in the Lehigh Valley but from Phillipsburg, NJ to Reading, PA. Our physicians have hospital admitting privileges in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and Quakertown.