The plastic surgeons at Sound Plastic Surgery are experts in body contouring with the use of tumescent liposuction technique. Our experienced surgeons have performed over 1500 liposuction procedures during their careers. Liposuction is one of the most common procedures that we do.
Liposuction surgery is a type of body contouring surgery that removes unwanted fat from abdomen, waist, thighs, arms, and neck. Tumescent liposuction technique permits accurate and reliable removal of from beneath the skin. When done skillfully and with an appreciation for human anatomy, liposuction can dramatically improve the appearance of treated areas. Liposuction can improve the way that clothing fits by reduction of excess thigh, waist and hip fat. Liposuction is an excellent way to sculpt the body and remove unwanted fat from regions like the neck, abdomen, thighs, arms, love handle, and saddle bag regions.
At Sound Plastic Surgery clinic in Seattle we use the tumescent liposuction technique which avoids the use of general anesthesia and its sometimes prolonged recovery phase. With tumescent anesthesia, the patient remains comfortable and awake, while a painless liposuction procedure is taking place. We use the latest in power assisted liposuction technology for our tumescent liposuction technique. We have not found the use of a liposuction laser or Vaser to be beneficial for good liposuction results.
Using the tumescent anesthesia technique, our patients avoid the 'hangover' associated with other forms of sedative anesthesia. Recovery time after our tumescent liposuction procedure is rapid: most of our patients return to work and other activities in just a few days after the procedure. Most patients take a light narcotic pain medication for just a couple of days. We recommend that our patients wear a compressive garment for four weeks after the procedure to limit swelling and smooth the treatment areas. Our neck liposuction patients wear a compression garment on the neck during the evening only for two weeks.
Regions that can be contoured with tumescent liposuction include:
- Neck and chin
- Upper and Lower Abdomen
- Waist and hips
- Inner and outer thighs
- Banana Roll (upper thigh below the buttock)
- Male chest
- Male 'love handles'
- Calves and ankles
Our board-certified plastic surgeons are some of the most experienced liposuction surgeons in the Seattle area and are skilled in the tumescent anesthesia technique. All liposuction consultations are performed in our Seattle area cosmetic surgery clinic, conveniently located adjacent to the University Village shopping center. Your surgeon will inquire about your interest in cosmetic liposuction surgery, take a detailed health history, and examine the areas you are bothered by.
Our patient care coordinator will review the cost of the liposuction surgical procedure and schedule your liposuction procedure when it is convenient for you.
Treatment regions that are often treated together include the upper and lower abdomen, hips and waist. Another popular combination is inner and outer thighs with the banana roll regions. Most tumescent liposuction treatment sessions take about 2 hours to complete.
Recovery after tumescent liposuction is very brief - individual results will vary, however most patients are back to work or other activities in just a few days. We recommend to our patients that they wear a compression garment as much as possible for 4 weeks after surgery. This compression garment is provided and fitted for each of our patients.
At Sound Plastic Surgery, our goal for every liposuction patient is a substantially improved contour that will last for years to come.
Our Seattle area patients have given our board certified plastic surgeons excellent liposuction reviews.