Liposuction

Learn More About Liposuction at Aurora Health Care

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, is a procedure that slims and reshapes the body by removing excess fat deposits from specific areas.

Liposuction can help reduce fat in many areas of the body, including:

  • Ankles
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Buttocks
  • Calves
  • Cheeks
  • Chest
  • Chin
  • Inner knee
  • Thighs
  • Waist

Liposuction may be performed alone, or it can be done in conjunction with other plastic surgery procedures, such as a tummy tuck, breast reduction or facelift.

Why Consider Lposuction?

Some people have localized fat deposits that can cause disproportionate body shape and contours. Some people, despite exercise and a healthy diet and lifestyle, cannot get rid of stubborn fat pockets. Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity. If you’re severely overweight and are considering surgery to help you reduce your weight, learn more about major weight loss surgery.

General Overview of Procedure

How is liposuction performed?

Before your liposuction procedure, you will be given medication to keep you comfortable. The choices include IV sedation (often called “twilight” sedation) and general anesthesia. Your surgeon will discuss options with you and make a recommendation about which is best for you.

During the procedure, your surgeon will make small incisions in the area where fat removal will occur. Before removing the fat, your surgeon will infuse the area with a sterile liquid that will help reduce bleeding and trauma to the tissue. Then, your surgeon will insert a thin tube, known as a cannula, into the area to loosen excess fat. Once the fat is dislodged from the tissue, it will be suctioned out of your body in one of two ways – with a syringe or a surgical vacuum that will be attached to the cannula.

Because the incisions are so small, they likely will not require stitches to close them, and you shouldn’t have any noticeable scars.

Why Should I Choose Aurora Health Care for Liposuction?

At Aurora Health Care, you’re not just another patient. Your health is our first priority, and we want what’s best for you – even if that means you choose not to have liposuction.

When you choose Aurora for cosmetic surgery, you’re choosing more than just a surgeon. You’re choosing an entire health care system that offers you much more than surgery. We offer a multidisciplinary team of doctors who work together to provide you with care that stands above the competition.

  • Every procedure is performed by a surgeon

Every person who performs cosmetic surgeries at Aurora is a surgeon who specializes in cosmetic surgery. That’s not always the case at cosmetic surgery centers.

You can also count on Aurora’s liposuction surgeons because:

  • We’re experienced experts

Cosmetic plastic surgeons at Aurora have years of experience. We understand what an important decision you have in front of you, and we will work with you to make the decisions that are best for you. Once you’ve decided to go ahead with liposuction, you can feel confident knowing that an entire team of physicians throughout the hospital is in your corner to ensure you get the best care possible. And our staff will be with you every step of the way to help and support you through the process.

  • Success and safety are our goals

At Aurora Health Care, your safety is our first priority. We go to great lengths to make sure that every procedure we perform is both safe and successful.

Is Liposuction Covered by Insurance?

Most cosmetic plastic surgery procedures are considered elective procedures, and thus are not often covered by insurance. However, there are some exceptions. If you have questions about whether your liposuction would be covered by insurance, contact your insurance company directly.

How Do I Find a Cosmetic plastic Surgeon at Aurora Health Care?

Learn more about our board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeons or schedule a consultation.

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