Liposuction in Worcester, MA
When it comes to weight loss and body contouring, it’s those last few stubborn bulges that pose the biggest challenge, when diet and exercise just can’t seem to eliminate them. Liposuction is a safe and effective treatment that permanently eliminates stubborn bulges and streamlines your body contour. Salisbury Plastic Surgery in Worcester, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom, provides liposuction and other related procedures for patients residing in and around Worcester, and the surrounding communities in Massachusetts.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a vacuum extraction process to eliminate stubborn fatty deposits from the face and body. Liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss and is not recommended for patients who are more than 30 pounds overweight, but it is an excellent treatment following weight loss for those who seek to eliminate the last, stubborn fatty deposits that still cling on, unresponsive to diet and exercise. Liposuction is a safe and popular procedure that extracts excess fat from stubborn areas, and streamlines you facial and body contours. Liposuction may be performed on almost any area of the body, including the following:
- Inner Thighs (Thigh Gap)
- Outer Thighs
Why Should I Consider Liposuction
There are plenty of reasons to choose liposuction as a treatment for facial or body contouring. Dramatic weight loss, surgery, pregnancy, or aging can cause fatty deposits that make us look less attractive. Liposuction provides safe, permanent extraction of this fatty tissue, and creates smoothness, definition, and contour. Liposuction helps men and women who want to eliminate stubborn bulges that detract from their appearance.
How Does Liposuction Work?
A liposuction treatment requires either local or general anesthesia and uses a suctioning technique to extract excess fat from specific areas through a small incision. You may choose to target one or more areas, and liposuction may be combined with other procedures. Typically you will be at our facility for about 3 to 7 hours although the actual procedure usually takes only 2 to 3 hours, depending on the number or size of treatment areas, and the type of anesthesia required.
Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Since the tummy tuck is a much more comprehensive surgical procedure than liposuction, the recovery period after liposuction is much shorter. While a tummy tuck surgically tightens abdominal muscles and removes excess loose and sagging skin, liposuction simply extracts stubborn fat through a tiny incision, A tummy tuck is recommended for patients who have larger areas of fat to eliminate, or those who have undergone massive weight loss to tighten loose and sagging skin. Liposuction, on the other hand, is ideal for patients who are much closer to their ideal weight but have unsightly bulges of fatty tissue that they want to eliminate. Liposuction may be performed in many areas of the body.
Thanks to new technological advances, liposuction recovery has become more comfortable and the time required for it reduced significantly. While it is normal to experience some minor discomfort after the procedure, most patients recover very quickly. Dr. Ekstrom and out team will be on hand with medication and information to help you manage the recovery period. You may have to wear a supportive garment during recovery to support and tighten delicate tissue as you heal.
How Much Does Liposuction Cost in Worcester?
The cost of liposuction depends on the size of the area and varies from patient to patient. Some patients also choose to combine liposuction with another procedure for a total makeover. Although liposuction is not usually covered by health insurance, our office accepts cash, credit card, and checks, and proudly provide financing for our patients.
If you’re considering liposuction or body contouring, your best bet is to visit Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom at Salisbury Plastic Surgery to inquire about all the options offered. Residents of Shrewsbury, Worcester, and the surrounding communities in the state of Massachusetts are invited to visit us to learn more about liposuction and other procedures available at Salisbury Plastic Surgery.