How Does Liposuction Work?
During a liposuction procedure, Dr. Lawton makes small incisions in the treatment area to insert cannulas that break apart fat and suction it out. This process can take one to four hours, depending on what part of the body is being treated and how much fat is removed.
Liposuction is an effective treatment for stubborn fat deposits that are disproportionate to the rest of the body and don’t respond to dieting and exercise. Depending on the treatment area, liposuction can remove up to 10 pounds of fat cells. Liposuction is not a weight-loss treatment but can reduce stubborn fat pockets for a more contoured appearance.
Dr. Lawton is skilled at using a range of liposuction techniques to help you achieve your aesthetic goals, including laser, power, or ultrasound-assisted liposuction, as well as standard liposuction.
Removing persistent fat pockets that haven’t responded to a healthy lifestyle can give you the toned, defined body shape you’ve been working so hard for. After a liposuction procedure, you’ll start seeing improvements in a few weeks as the swelling subsides.
Liposuction permanently removes fat cells, meaning your results will last as long as you maintain a stable weight. This makes it essential to practice healthy habits and good weight management to keep a contoured appearance.
Liposuction can sculpt and define your body shape, but it won’t treat loose skin. Dr. Lawton may recommend combining liposuction with Renuvion® to tighten your skin and improve its elasticity.