Men and women alike have been amazed by the capabilities of liposuction to remove stubborn fat when exercise, diet, and other attempts have been unsuccessful. Liposuction works by surgically eliminating excess fat using a device that suctions it from underneath the skin. The results from liposuction can stay for many years as long as the patient adheres to a healthy lifestyle. Baton Rouge plastic surgeon, Dr. Erick Sanchez, is a specialist in fat removal, smart lipo, 360 lipo, body contouring, methods of reducing fat and reshaping the body. Liposuction is commonly used on the hips, neck, thighs, abdomen, flanks, inner knees, and arms. Each body is different, and a patient consultation with Dr. Sanchez will help gain clarity on the best possible approach to meet your aesthetic goals.
Best Liposuction Candidates
Surgical liposuction is reserved for patients who are near or at their ideal weight. It is not a solution for weight loss and should not be looked at as a weight loss method. Good candidates for liposuction are men or women who demonstrate:
- A healthy skin tone with minimal to no excess or sagging skin
- A reasonable and stable weight
- Localized excess fatty deposits that diet and exercise cannot improve
What to Expect
Our acclaimed doctor will evaluate the areas of fat that the patient wishes to improve upon. Our team will tailor an individualized treatment plan that lists the areas to address, as well as the desired amount of fat to be removed. During surgery, a device known as a cannula is inserted through the skin and gently removes fat cells. A solution containing local anesthetic and tumescent fluid is introduced beneath the area of concern to help minimize bleeding, bruising and overall patient discomfort. Controlled removal of fluid and fat is accomplished in layers to produce an improved contour. During liposuction, a motor helps control how much fat is removed and at what speed. Fat removal can range from several ounces to a few pounds.
Liposuction is an outpatient procedure that is performed under general anesthesia. The results will not be evident for several weeks as there will be some swelling after surgery. Compression garments will be required to control the swelling and to help the overlying tissues adapt to the new contour. Patients can return to light activities within 1-2 weeks and can expect a full recovery within about 4-6 weeks. Liposuction does leave a small scar where the cannula was inserted, but it is not noticeable once it fades over time.
Liposuction Treatment Areas
Liposuction is an outpatient procedure that can be performed on many parts of the body such as: Neck, Hips, Mons Pubis, Back, Stomach, Bra Roll, Flanks, Thighs, & Arms
This cost varies depending on the location for fat removal and how much fat was removed. Average cost is $7,600 for abdomen, flanks & back (360 lipo). Because this surgery is considered cosmetic, medical insurance does not apply.
Remove Pesky Fat!
Liposuction is a safe and effective way to remove unwanted fat from the body. If you are battling pesky bulges and areas of fat and are ready for a little assistance to help achieve the look you want, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our surgeon to learn how liposuction can benefit you. Our talented staff will discuss the various options and create a tailored approach specific to your aesthetic goals.
I researched abdominoplasty for months before I had a consultation with Dr Sanchez and his team. They were so available and patient with me through all of my questions even before I finally secured my surgery date. My husband attended my post op appointment with me and I was so impressed with how attentive Dr Sanchez was while he educated him on what was about to happen. I knew I would be pleased but my results exceeded my expectations and I’m so extremely happy!
Dr. Sanchez is extremely honest, helpful, accommodating, and skilled. He is upfront about expectations as well as understanding of a patient’s wants. His bedside manner is collected, patient, and overall just wonderful. I really love this plastic surgery clinic and I definitely recommend!!
Dr. Sanchez performed tummy tuck with 360 lipo I am currently 11 weeks post op and I cannot thank him enough for the awesome job he done and with the great bedside manner.... prior to choosing Sanchez I consulted with several local physicians and also surgeons in Miami and Dominican Republic. Decided on Sanchez due to his warm and welcoming and patient manner during my initial consultation. My surgery was on a Friday Dr. Sanchez gave my husband his personal cell phone number to contact him if I had any issues over the weekend that itself made me know that i had chosen the right doctor for my procedure..., I have absolutely no complaints about Dr. Sanchez or his entire staff and my results are amazing.
Simply the BEST. If you are checking reviews to make your decision on a Dr. stop here. Dr. Sanchez is hands down the best. My results are amazing, his talent speaks for its self. I look forward to trips to the office, his staff is super friendly and Dr. Sanchez always makes you feel so comfortable. 10/10 all of the time!
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