Liposuction in Raleigh, NC
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This 31 year old woman had a previous abdominoplasty by another plastic surgeon and wanted more improvement in her physique. She wanted liposuction of her abdomen, flanks and thigh. She initially wanted fat grafting to her buttock but decided against it. She underwent standard liposuction of her abdomen, flanks and thighs- removing close to 1200 cc of fat. She was pleased with the outcome and felt her buttock looked better despite no fat transfer. Her umbilical scar was improved although it needed steroid injection to make it better. Liposuction is a frequently requested procedure. It is not as straightforward as it appears. Careful contouring requires experience and the appropriate tools. This patient had power assisted liposuction but this still breaks up fat mechanically and suctions the loose fat out. Final results take over 3 months to become apparent. Other non invasive modalitlites such as Coolsculting and Sculpture can be effective for smaller deposits. Recently Dr Lyle obtained Vaser liposuction which can target fat more superficially and may help tighten skin a bit more than standard liposuction. It uses ultrasonic energy to break up fat and is appropriate for more sculpting of fat rather than simple debulking.