Liposuction in Tuscaloosa, AL
For those who have struggled with unsightly bulges and pockets of fatty tissue that have proven resistant to diet and exercise, surgical liposuction offers a powerful solution. Liposuction is not a weight-loss option, but rather helps you achieve a slimmer, more proportionate body shape. Even individuals who are at or near their ideal weight can still find themselves struggling with stubborn “problem zones” that are nearly impossible to get rid of on your own. Liposuction targets these fat cells, eradicating them for a thinner, more sculpted body contour.
Best Candidates for Liposuction
Good candidates for liposuction are in good health and maintain a healthy lifestyle, but are unable to eliminate these problematic stubborn areas of fat. Candidates for surgical liposuction should have the following indicators:
- Excess fat with good skin elasticity
- Localized fat deposits
- Stable, healthy body weight
- Desire for a more proportionate body figure
Choose Plastic Surgery of Tuscaloosa for Body Contouring
No matter what you call it—a spare tire, muffin top, love handles, and/or saddlebags—at Plastic Surgery of Tuscaloosa located in Tuscaloosa, AL, we can help you sculpt your “problem zones” to create the body shape you desire. If you have been battling those final inches, let Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ross Bunch use his extensive experience with liposuction techniques to produce the results you’ve been unable to attain with anything else. You can safely and efficiently eliminate excess fat with liposuction as a standalone procedure or combine it with other procedures like a tummy tuck or fat transfer to give you the best possible outcome.
What Areas Are Commonly Treated with Liposuction?
Age, gender, and genetics all affect our body’s composition and how it holds onto fat. Luckily, modern medicine now enables us to shape and contour our bodies with helpful procedures like liposuction, tummy tucks, or even an all encompassing mommy makeover! Liposuction is appropriate for use in the following areas:
How is Liposuction Performed?
Dr. Ross Bunch will perform a thorough consultation and examination in order to determine the best course of action based on your specific needs and anatomy. Liposuction surgery is performed under general anesthesia. During the procedure, very small incisions are made in inconspicuous areas near the target zones. Small, thin tubes (cannula) are inserted into the incisions just under the skin, disrupting the fatty tissue and enabling it to be gently suctioned out. Once the procedure is complete, you will be asked to wear a compression garment to help reduce swelling and aid in helping your skin retract. The incisions are generally left open to allow extra draining of fluid after the procedure, and they heal to be almost imperceptible over time.
Recovering After Liposuction
You will want to allow 1-2 weeks to recover and bruising and swelling are normal during this time. The swelling will gradually start to fade over the next few weeks and your new, trimmer shape will become apparent. Even though the removal of fat cells is permanent, your new body shape can still be affected by weight gain so you will want to maintain healthy habits after surgery. Dr. Bunch and his team will work closely with you to ensure results that are satisfying and create a contour you can take pride in.
If you’re looking for shorter downtime with less bruising, take a look at Smartlipo TriPlex™ also offered at Plastic Surgery of Tuscaloosa!
Schedule A Consultation
At Plastic Surgery of Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa, AL, Dr. Ross Bunch and his professional, caring staff stand out among local surgical practices for their dedication to the most advanced cosmetic and reconstructive procedures in the industry. Dr. Bunch is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive training and experience in microsurgery, facial and rhinoplasty surgeries, and endoscopic surgical techniques, and brings a specialized skill and artistry to every procedure he performs. Our mission is to restore form, function, and beauty to all aspects of your body so you look as gorgeous on the outside as you feel on the inside! If you are interested in learning more about liposuction or any of our other body contouring procedures, please contact our office at 205-349-0049. We look forward to speaking with you and to scheduling your consultation with Dr. Bunch!