It can be incredibly frustrating when diet and exercise aren’t enough to achieve the body you want. But the good news is that you do have options. Liposuction is a quick, safe and effective way to eliminate unwanted fat, sculpt contoured body features and tighten lax skin – so you can love the way your body looks. Liposuction is a technique that removes fat from the deep and middle fat compartments of the arms, chest, abdomen, thighs, and calves. Liposuction can only minimally tighten the skin. VASER liposuction technology that delivers ultrasound energy to the site before it suctions helps to tighten the loose skin over the fat.
Is Liposuction Right for Me?
A good liposuction candidate is a patient who may be slightly overweight, or just at normal weight, who has deposits of fat that are out of concert with the rest of the body.
As one of the top providers of liposuction Pittsburgh, Dr. Cherup can help you achieve a sculpted, sexy body.View our patient galleries to see our before and after results. Once you’ve seen the possibilities and imagined what your results could be, it’s time to schedule your consultation!
Post Operative Care
Dimpling and denting of the skin can occur if the skin has very poor elasticity and too much fat is removed. This risk is uncommon in Dr. Cherup’s hands. In fact, Dr. Cherup frequently is able to correct these dimpling and denting problems caused by previous liposuction surgery. Sometimes there is profound loss of sensation to the skin over the area that is liposuctioned. This occurs more frequently in areas that had a large amount reduced. Sensation almost always returns to normal within two to four months. Discoloration from the bruising can persist for up to two months, but usually will resolve.
The most serious risk from liposuction is deep vein thrombosis in the legs, which leads to a pulmonary embolus. Pulmonary emboli can be fatal. They usually are not if caught early. Factors that may help prevent deep vein thrombosis include having the surgery performed on an outpatient basis, so that you are up and walking within one hour after the surgery; applying compression boots during the surgery to pump the calves of your legs; and keeping yourself well hydrated and in the appropriate horizontal position. Of course, if you have a tendency for clotting too much or bleeding too much that runs in your family, Dr. Cherup will question you about this during your initial consultation.
Schedule a Consultation
For more information on the cosmetic surgery risks, postoperative instruction or healing information for liposuction in Pittsburgh, PA, contact surgeon Lori L. Cherup M.D. at her main office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Call Dr. Cherup at (412) 220-8181 or (877) 441-0639 or use our online form below.
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