Liposuction is a body sculpting procedure that uses a cannula, thin tube with a vacuum, to break up and suction fat from specific areas of your body. Liposuction is a safe and time-tested procedure, and Dr. Ayoub recommends liposuction for patients who want to reduce fat from problem areas. Because the treatment targets specific areas of your body, incisions are small (2-4 millimeters), and patients in Omaha see immediate results that continuously improve during recovery.*
What Will Happen During My Liposuction Consultation?
During your initial consultation, Dr. Ayoub will go over the areas where you want liposuction. This procedure targets not only the stomach but the:
- Love Handles
During one liposuction procedure, Dr. Ayoub can work on several different areas of your body to add contour and definition.*
Our Approach to Liposuction
Dr. Ayoub performs tumescent, or superwet, liposuction with the use of a vacuum for most Omaha patients. While there are other liposuction methods such as power-assisted liposuction (PAL), laser-assisted liposuction (LAL), and ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL), Dr. Ayoub prefers his approach because of its effectiveness and safety.
What is Tumescent Liposuction?
To prepare you for liposuction, Dr. Ayoub will inject a solution of local anesthetic (lidocaine), saline, epinephrine, and sometimes bicarb into tissue to:
- Shrink capillaries to minimize blood loss.
- Reduce pain after your operation.
- Harden fat for easier reduction.
After the tumescent liposuction solution is absorbed by your tissue, Dr. Ayoub will suction fat using a series of different-sized cannulas depending on the location and appearance of fat deposits.
What Will Happen During My Liposuction Surgery?
Your liposuction will be performed at a certified outpatient surgical center where you can rest comfortably afterward. Before surgery, anesthesia will be administered so that you do not feel anything during the operation. During the surgery Dr. Ayoub will:
- Inject the tumescent liposuction solution into tissue.
- Make a small, subtle incision in the area or areas you want to reduce fat deposits.
- Insert the cannula to break up and suction fat.
- Reduce fat symmetrically from your problem areas to create definition and contour.
- Close the incision to promote faster healing.
Once your surgery is over, you will remain in the recovery room until you feel well enough to return home. Most Omaha patients can return home to recover on the same day as their surgery.*
How Long Will It Take to Recover?
The first few days after your procedure will involve some pain and discomfort. Most patients take at least 2-4 days off from work so that they can concentrate on healing.*
During your recovery period, you will need to wear a pressure garment for 2-4 weeks to:*
- Reduce swelling after the operation.
- Lower the risk of complications.
- Help you recover more quickly.
Because many Omaha patients combine liposuction with a tummy tuck, your recovery may take a little bit longer and involve more instructions.*
What Will My Results Look Like
Dr. Ayoub performs liposuction on patients who are close to their ideal weight, so you should not substitute this procedure for weight loss. Instead, you will be a few pounds lighter, but have a body that is shaped the way you want it. Patients find that their clothes fit better and small bulges that once bothered them are completely gone.*
If you want to reduce stubborn fat deposits and contour your body, call Westfield Plastic Surgery’s office in Omaha at 402.829.6384 to schedule your complimentary liposuction consultation.