Liposuction surgery improves the contour and proportion of your body by removing excess fat from a wide variety of areas. It slims and reshapes for an enhanced self image.

Liposuction is not an alternative to weight loss, but through plastic surgeons at La Visage Beauty Center, the procedure offers a way to a smoother, trimmer body for those with areas of fat that won’t go away with weight loss or exercise.

How is liposuction performed?

A number of liposuction techniques are currently being performed at La Visage Beauty Center and they all borrow from surgical principles developed over many years. In most cases, the first thing the surgeon does is inject a solution into the treatment area. The solution is comprised of salt water, local anesthetic and a solution to reduce bleeding. This wetting solution also contains epinephrine, a medication that shrinks blood vessels, which helps to decrease bleeding and bruising. The solution also usually includes a local anesthetic to temporarily minimize pain both during and after surgery.

Fat removal is performed using a cannula or thin tube attached to a vacuum device. After the fluid has been injected, the surgeon makes a small incision (cut) in your skin near the area that contains the fat that is targeted for removal. A narrow metal tube called a cannula is inserted through the cut into the area of excess fat. The cannula is attached to a vacuum pump via a flexible pipe. By manipulating the cannula back and forth through the fat, the surgeon can remove the fat cells. Usually, the incisions are closed with a few stitches. Since no skin is removed when liposuction is performed, a surgeon relies on skin contraction or elasticity to maintain its shape.