Excess fat deposits in the arms, inner and outer thighs, buttocks, back, knees, or abdomen, especially those that have been treated unsuccessfully with diet, exercise, and weight loss.
For men, enlarged breasts (gynecomastia.)
Desire for a smoother, more fit-looking body contour.
Outpatient procedure performed under local, MAC (twilight,) or general anesthesia in our AAAHC accredited surgery center.
Tiny incisions are made in the skin, usually in the natural creases of the body, and a small cannula attached to a suction device is inserted. The unwanted fat is loosened with a local anesthetic solution and by moving the cannula back and forth. The excess fat is then suctioned from the body.
The procedure lasts anywhere from thirty minutes to several hours, depending upon how many areas of the body are treated.
After the fat is removed and the incisions are closed, a compression garment is applied to reduce swelling and provide support for the treated areas.