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Do you follow a healthy diet and fitness routine but still see stubborn pockets of fat that seemingly do not respond to your weight loss efforts? If so, you may be an ideal candidate for liposuction. Liposuction removes unwanted body fat to create slimmer and better sculpted body contours. Board-certified plastic surgeons Drs. Mark A. Foglietti and Alanna Foglietti Fostyk have performed hundreds of liposuction procedures, using advanced techniques and artistry to consistently deliver noticeable yet natural-looking results.
What Does Liposuction Accomplish?
Liposuction can be used to remove pockets of fat on various body areas, including the abdomen, waist, back, hips, thighs, buttocks, knees, chest area, face and neck. Not to be confused with bariatric (weight loss) surgery, liposuction is ideal for individuals who are near or at their ideal weight but struggle with “trouble” areas or spots. In addition, liposuction does not significantly tighten skin or reduce cellulite. If, in addition to fat, you struggle with loose skin, Drs. Foglietti and Foglietti Fostyk may recommend combining liposuction with a lift procedure, such as tummy tuck, or as part of a comprehensive cosmetic treatment like mommy makeover. During your initial consultation, your surgeon will discuss your cosmetic options and design a treatment plan that suits your goals.
Liposuction is performed as an outpatient procedure, typically with anesthesia for full patient comfort. There are many techniques for liposuction. Drs. Foglietti and Foglietti Fostyk have found great success with tumescent liposuction, a fat removal technique with a proven safety record and success rate. During tumescent liposuction, a special fluid is injected into the treatment area to make it easier to remove more fat during the procedure and decrease the incidence of bruising. Next, a series of small incisions are made to access the fat. A narrow tube called a cannula is used to suction the fat cells from the body. Drs. Foglietti and Foglietti Fostyk are meticulous in their approach, being careful to not over-correct or under-correct the treatment areas. Once the surgeons have achieved the desired results, they will close the incisions with sutures. The treatment area will be dressed with soft bandages and a compression garment to support the healing tissues.
The initial recovery period allows the patient to return to work in 48 hours and resume exercise in two weeks, depending on the extent of surgery and your personal healing progress. Immediately after surgery, the treatment area(s) will be swollen, bruised and sore. These side effects are temporary and gradually subside after the one- or two-week mark.
Once you are fully healed, you will notice that the treatment area(s) is slimmer and flatter. With good lifestyle habits (e.g., eating healthily and exercising regularly), the effects of liposuction can be permanent.
Transform your body and self-confidence with liposuction and the expert plastic surgeons at Foglietti Fostyk Plastic Surgery. To schedule a personal consultation, please contact our Cleveland office today.