Ask the Doctor: How Does Liposuction Work?

Ask the Doctor: How Does Liposuction Work?


Fall is closing in, and with cooler weather comes the holiday season. With parties and celebrations fast approaching, patients are striving to look their best. For those who are dealing with stubborn areas of fat that cannot be eliminated despite a healthy diet and exercise, liposuction may be able to help. Read on to learn about liposuction and how it is done.

The Procedure

Liposuction can be done under a number of anesthesia options including local, intravenous, and general. Dr. Rosenberg will help to determine which option is best for you and your individual surgery.

In general, this procedure is done with a thin hollow tube, called a cannula. The cannula is inserted through small incisions to loosen fat using a precise back and forth motion. Many people choose liposuction due to the procedure’s small, inconspicuous incisions. Once the fat is loosened, it is suctioned out using a surgical vacuum.

Patients commonly only need one week of downtime for this procedure, and can expect to see full results in six to eight weeks.

Problem Areas

The most common treatment areas for liposuction include the abdomen, waist, hips, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, neck and more.

Liposuction is a versatile treatment option in that it can be performed on a variety of different areas. If you are interested in eliminating stubborn areas of fat just in time for the holiday season, contact us today to schedule your consultation.