Almost everyone has one or more areas of stubborn fat that they just can not seem to get rid of, despite diet and exercise. Now you can with Dr. Hirschfeld’s help and expertise in the cosmetic procedure of liposuction.
Liposuction is a surgical technique plastic surgeons have used successfully since the 1970s to remove unwanted fat deposits from nearly all areas of the body. Liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure, but rather a body contouring procedure. As such, a good candidate for liposuction is a person who is near their ideal weight and have specific problem areas.
In addition to removing these areas of fat, Dr. Hirschfeld can contour the overall physique for an enhanced total body appearance. Dr. Hirschfeld specializes in a technique called tumescent liposuction, which improves the fat extraction process while reducing bleeding and post-operative pain.
Liposuction Operation and Recovery
This procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia, but small areas can be treated with local anesthesia. Prior to surgery, Dr. Hirschfeld marks the areas of concern while the patient is in standing position. During surgery, small incisions are made to allow a special instrument called a cannula to suction out the unwanted fat. Afterward, the incisions are closed and the patient is placed in compression garments. The entire procedure takes approximately one to two hours.
Recovery time varies between individuals and depends on how many areas are addressed. Patients can usually return to normal activity within 3 to 4 days but must continue to wear the compression garments for 4 to 6 weeks in order to ensure smooth, beautiful results.