Dr. Brent R. Rosen

Liposuction Philadelphia & Doylestown PA

Liposuction is a method of surgical body fat removal. The procedure improves the contour of specific body areas, slimming down areas that carry persistent fat. You can have almost any area of the body treated with our liposuction Philadelphia procedure, but for safety reasons there is a limit to the amount of fat that can be removed.

Choosing the Right Candidates for Liposuction

Liposuction procedure is not a weight loss solution. Good candidates are at a stable and healthy body weight, but they are dissatisfied with persistent areas of fat. If diet and exercise have failed to smooth out an area of your body, you may want to consider liposuction. Skin elasticity is a factor. After the procedure is finished, the skin must contract to provide a satisfactory result. Those with good skin tone and elasticity will get the best results.

Liposuction Treatment Areas

Listed below are some of the most common areas treated with liposuction:

  • Tummy
  • Back
  • Love handles (flanks)
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Neck
  • Chin
  • Arms
  • Chest
  • Knees
  • Ankles

The Procedure: How Liposuction Works

Liposuction procedures vary widely. The most common method in practice today – the gold standard – is tumescent liposuction. With this technique, Dr. Rosen uses a tumescent solution to infiltrate the targeted area before removing fat with suction. The solution, which contains anesthetic, firms the fat for easier removal. Small incisions are made and a narrow tube called a cannula is inserted to dislodge and vacuum the fat. As bodily fluid is inevitably lost during the procedure, intravenous fluids are administered to the patient. Minor procedures are performed under local anesthesia, while major procedures will use general anesthesia.

After Your Liposuction Procedure

Immediately after your liposuction, a small drainage tube may be placed to prevent any buildup of fluid. This will be removed in 2 days or less. An elastic garment is provided for you to wear, which will promote skin contraction and help control swelling. You will be advised to walk around shortly after the procedure. During this time, medications will help manage discomfort. Numbness, swelling and a slight burning sensation are normal during recovery from liposuction.

What happens if I gain weight after liposuction?

Fat does not return to the area treated with liposuction. However, it is strongly recommended that you initiate a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and regular exercise -- before and after your liposuction.

What are the possible complications of liposuction?

The risk of complications increases when large volumes of fat are removed. Adverse events include but are not limited to: infection, lidocaine toxicity, unsatisfactory cosmetic results, delayed healing, clot formation, excessive fluid loss, trauma to surrounding tissues and unfavorable drug reactions.

To learn more about liposuction liposuction in Philadelphia, contact our cosmetic surgery Philadelphia practice today.


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