Liposuction

Precise, Customized Techniques for Great Results

Sometimes, no matter how hard you try with proper diet and exercise, you just can't get rid of that last bit of unwanted fat. If this sounds familiar, liposuction may be an excellent option for you. With liposuction, Dr. DeLuca can help you correct these unsightly bulges and give you the natural-looking results you desire.

Liposuction is primarily used for body contouring. Dr. DeLuca recommends liposuction for healthy men and women that are close to their ideal body weight. If you have localized areas of fat that do not respond to exercise and dieting, then liposuction can help you clear that last hurdle to a great-looking body.

A number of liposuction techniques are available to treat the areas of unwanted fat deposits. Dr. DeLuca prefers the Tumescent technique, noting that with this approach his patients tend to have less bruising and a more rapid recovery than with other techniques. Liposuction involves placing small incisions (approximately the width of your fingertip) in strategic locations to allow for removal of the fat using specially designed instruments (cannulas). Through these small incisions, the fat under the skin can be sculpted and the skin will then shrink down to reshape itself over the treated area. Liposculpture is performed in a similar fashion by using smaller cannulas to further refine the body's natural contours.

Recovery time after liposuction will vary, depending on how many areas are treated. 5-7 days recovery time is average. Dr. Deluca encourages his patients to get up and about the very next day after the procedure to promote a quick recovery.

One of the most common questions asked is whether the fat removed during liposuction will return if they gain weight. Dr. DeLuca explains to his patients that in adulthood, the number of fat cells doesn't increase with weight gain, but rather the existing fat cells get larger. With liposuction, the number of fat cells is reduced. They do not 'grow' back. However, the fat cells that remain (though smaller in number than before liposuction) can get larger, if a patient starts to gain weight.

Body image can have a significant impact on a person's well-being. Following liposuction, most patients will tell you that they fit better in their clothes and are more confident about their appearance. To find out how Dr. DeLuca can help you to refine your body's natural contours and to get more information on liposuction, call the office for a complimentary consultation. Plastic surgery is an art of both body and mind. Body contouring with liposuction can be your mirror to a healthy self-image.

*Dr. DeLuca is happy to discuss the use of other liposuction techniques such as PAL (Power-Assisted Liposuction), Ultrasonic Liposuction and Smart Lipo.
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