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Body Liposuction Kansas City

Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed in the United States. Designed to remove localized pockets of fat, liposuction is ideal for people who have been unable to achieve a slimmer body shape despite diet and exercise.

Who can benefit from liposuction?

Though liposuction should not be used as a weight loss tool, it is capable of removing unwanted pockets of fat from almost anywhere on the body. You may be a potential candidate for liposuction if:

  • You are at a healthy weight for your height
  • You desire to slim down specific body areas
  • You have good skin elasticity

Liposuction is capable of treating localized fat deposits in the stomach, buttocks, hips, thighs, calves, ankles, breasts, arms, back and neck. Prior to electing liposuction, it is important for patients to be in good health. Realistic cosmetic expectations and goals are also key to patient satisfaction.

The only way to find out if liposuction is right for you is to schedule a consultation with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon. During your consultation, be prepared to discuss factors such as your medical history, current medications and aesthetic goals.

What to expect during your surgery

Liposuction surgery can be performed under a local or general anesthetic. Once you’ve been sedated, your cosmetic surgeon will begin by making a small incision in the treatment area. A cannula (a small tube) attached to a vacuum device will then be inserted into the incision. Using gentle back and forth motions, your surgeon will break up and suction out excess fat.

Incisions will be closed with sutures. Temporary drains may be placed at incision sites to collect excess fluid. The treatment area will then be wrapped in a tight-fitting elastic compression garment to reduce swelling and bruising.


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After your liposuction

Most patients are able to return home the same day of surgery. You will experience some discomfort and tenderness in the treatment area. Moderate bruising and redness is also common for the first several days. If a large area has been treated with liposuction, your cosmetic surgeon may provide you with pain medication to manage discomfort.

Swelling may obscure the final results of your liposuction for several weeks. It is important to get plenty of rest for the first few days, but most patients are able to resume normal activities within 10 days. Rigorous physical activity may be restricted for several weeks. Because incisions made during liposuction are small and often concealed in the natural contours of the body, scarring will be minimal.

Understanding the risks of liposuction

All surgical procedures, including liposuction surgery, present a degree of risk and uncertainty. These risks will be discussed with you in depth during the consultation process. Some potential risks associated with liposuction may include infection, blood clots, hematoma, seroma, nerve damage, excessive swelling and adverse reaction to anesthesia.

If you’re ready to take the next step

Contact us to schedule a consultation for liposuction in Kansas City. During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to review photos and discuss details such as the cost and expected recovery time.