Whether man or woman, do you have undesirable fat in areas such as your abdomen, waist, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, ankles, cheeks, neck and/or upper arms that has not responded to diet and exercise? These are actually very common, and frequently nothing you can do will change them other than Liposuction or, occasionally, Zerona™. Would you like to sculpt these areas to reduce them and/or make them smooth or to make them match the surrounding area? Liposuction, one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures, allows you to do this with minimal risks or down time and almost no scars.
Dr. Buchanan was among the first group of American surgeons trained to perform Liposuction in this country by the European developers of the technique. He studied it extensively to determine its efficacy and safety while on the faculty of the University of Oklahoma, and has been perfecting the technique ever since.
The most popular areas for Liposuction are:
To perform Liposuction, we make tiny incisions in as inconspicuous places as possible, inject liquid to help break up the fat, reduce bruising and reduce postoperative discomfort, and then use a cannula (small tube) to break up the fat layer and suction it out. You should be able to return to most normal activities within several days.
Local anesthesia or general anesthesia may be used, and the procedure can last anywhere from less than one hour to several hours depending on the amount of fat being removed and the number of areas treated. We generally recommend staying overnight in the hospital when we remove larger amounts of fat. Although we occasionally remove a significant amount of fat, the procedure is not a substitute for weight loss. We can also help you with lifestyle modification to get you where Liposuction would be indicated to correct any areas not reduced adequately by weight loss.