Liposuction (Lipoplasty, Fat Removal Surgery for Body Contouring) – Boston, MA

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About Liposuction

No matter how much you diet and exercise, you may still see stubborn pockets of fat that keep you from feeling confident in your body. Back Bay Plastic Surgery is proud to offer the latest treatments to safely remove fat from the body. Liposuction surgery is a body contouring treatment that reduces fat from the abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks to produce a more contoured appearance. This cosmetic procedure at Back Bay Plastic Surgery can be blended to treat several body parts. During your initial visit, Boston, MA plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio will examine areas of concern so you can reach your aesthetic goals. We will strive to help you look and feel your absolute best.

Ideal Candidates

Liposuction is a great procedure for those who are at a healthy weight but have stubborn pockets of fat that cannot be lost with diet alone. Women and men considering liposuction should have good skin laxity because liposuction does not address loose skin. It is also important to understand that liposuction is not a treatment for losing weight. Women having liposuction should have childbearing behind them as this could compromise the outcome. During your initial consultation, Dr. Del Vecchio will discuss realistic expectations.

Surgical Technique

Liposuction is performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. A very small incision is made in the skin and a cannula will be placed. A cannula is a tool that helps loosen the fat as it is being suctioned out. Once the chosen amounts of fat have been removed, Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio will close the incision. Depending on the number of areas treated, your surgery could last 1 – 3 hours. In the dedicated recovery area, your post-operation nurse will help manage your pain and care for your incisions until you are discharged.

What to Expect

You may be in recovery at home from liposuction for 1 – 3 weeks, depending on the number of treatments performed and the size of the treatment area. It is normal to see swelling and bruising for 1 – 2 weeks, and you can have the sutures removed in 7 – 10 days. What is most important after having liposuction is to allow your body time to recover and rest. Once you return to work after your procedure, you should do your best to take it easy. To build up your strength, stick to light workouts and go for walks as approved by Dr. Del Vecchio. Keep in mind, you may see some changes after six weeks, but it takes 6 – 10 months before your new body shape and contour is attained.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does liposuction cost?
Your cost for liposuction will vary based on the technique being used and the number of areas being addressed. During your consultation, Dr. Del Vecchio will develop your unique liposuction surgical plan based on your needs and goals. He will also take into consideration your budget. Once your plan is developed, estimated costs can be discussed. To help make your cosmetic surgery affordable, Back Bay Plastic Surgery accepts many payment options and we can help you find low-interest medical financing.

Will I have scars?
Since liposuction is a surgical procedure, incisions will need to be made and stitched. This will leave scars, but Dr. Del Vecchio does his best to minimize their appearance. This includes making small, thin incisions in the natural folds of your body or in less visible areas. After your surgery, Dr. Del Vecchio or a member of his team will go over how to care for your stitches so they heal flat and eventually fade.

Will my results last?
Before you have liposuction surgery, it's important to be committed to maintaining your results. While liposuction reduces the number of fat cells in your body, you can still gain and lose weight. Dr. Del Vecchio recommends that you be at or near your ideal weight before having liposuction surgery. Afterward, it is best to stay within 5 – 10 pounds of your post-surgical weight. Pregnancy after liposuction will also affect your results; however, a second surgery can be performed to refresh your appearance.

Look Fit and Toned

Liposuction at Back Bay Plastic Surgery offers both women and men the opportunity to have annoying fat diminished almost immediately. Without liposuction, it can be difficult to create the slimming results you want. We offer various options for liposuction treatment based on your personal desired outcome. We invite you to call our practice in Boston, MA and set up your personal consultation with skilled plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio.

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