Liposuction in Boston MA
Liposuction is a procedure, for men and women in Boston, that removes fat deposits present under the skin from different parts of the body using a vacuum-suction cannula (a hollow pen-like instrument).
Reasons For Considering Liposuction
- Eliminate fat from any of the following areas:
- Upper Arms
- Stomach and Waistline
- Hips and Buttocks
- Thighs and Knees
- Calves and Ankles
- Create a more proportional figure
Anesthesia for Liposuction procedure
General or local anesthesia with sedation medication.
General Procedure for Liposuction
This procedure can take thirty minutes to several hours depending on the amount of fat to be removed. A small incision is created through which a narrow tube or “cannula” is inserted and used to vacuum out the fatty tissue beneath the skin. The amount of fat removed is determined by the surgeon. Following removal of excess fat, incisions are closed and the dressing consists of applying a compression dressing or bandage to the area.
What is The Recovery Process for Liposuction?
Recovery time is dependent on the extent of the procedure. The first one to two hours following surgery are spent in the recovery room. In order to speed up the healing process, rest and limited movement are advised. An elastic garment or body stocking will be worn over the treated area for two weeks. Patients may report pain following surgery which can be treated with oral medication. Although the occurrence of complications is rare, Dr. Lin’s patients in Boston can reduce the risk of developing potential problems after their liposuction procedure by carefully following the post-operative instructions.