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Liposuction FAQ Indianapolis

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Choosing to have a cosmetic surgery procedure such as liposuction is a serious decision, so it’s only natural that patients will have questions concerning their surgery. To help you make your decision, we’ve compiled a list of the most common questions we hear from our Indianapolis patients prior to liposuction surgery.

Are you ready to learn more about how liposuction can help you achieve the slimmer body you desire? Request your complimentary consultation at Wagner and Associates Plastic Surgery.

Who is a candidate for liposuction?

Liposuction is an excellent procedure for anyone who leads an active, healthy life but has pockets of excess fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Although women and men visit Dr. Wagner to reshape and contour their bodies with liposuction in Indianapolis, he cannot use the procedure to help them lose weight.

What will occur during my liposuction consultation?

Liposuction consultations with Dr. Wagner help people explain their cosmetic goals and how they hope to look after recovery is complete. Dr. Wagner will discuss the advanced techniques he offers, including power-assisted liposuction (PAL) and tumescent liposuction, and he will explain which method would be most effective for you. After evaluating your body type, lifestyle, and cosmetic goals, Dr. Wager will be able to give you a clear picture of what your surgery and recovery will entail. All patients should feel comfortable with their surgical plans following a consultation, and any additional questions that may arise can be easily answered by Dr. Wagner and his experienced staff.

What areas of my body can I treat with liposuction?

Liposuction has proved to be effective in treating a number of areas on the body, including the arms, waist, abdomen, hips, thighs, and knees. Some patients also choose to have liposuction around the neck and chin to create a slimmer and more youthful appearance. Dr. Wagner can create a specialized surgery plan just for you and explain how liposuction can remove fat from one or more areas of the body in a single treatment.

Are there any risks associated with liposuction?

All surgical procedures carry some level of risk, and the decision to have any procedure should be made with an understanding of those risks. In rare cases, some patients will experience rippled skin, asymmetry, or an uneven appearance in the treated area. Choosing an experienced surgeon is an excellent way to reduce your risks and to achieve the results you desire. Your surgeon will discuss any risks associated with your particular procedure during your consultation.

How long will recovery take, and when can I get back to my daily routine?

Recovery from a liposuction procedure is highly dependent on the extent of your surgery. Typically, patients will wear elastic bandages or compression garments to control swelling, but no two patients recover at exactly the same speed. You will most likely resume your daily activities within a few days of surgery. Although your recovery may require taking time out of your regular schedule, your results will be long-lasting, assuming you maintain a regular exercise program and healthful eating habits.

Is there anything different about liposuction for men?

Yes, men considering liposuction typically have different goals than women wanting the procedure. Plus, there are certain physical characteristics regarding fatty tissue found in men that Dr. Wagner can address. To learn more, please visit our liposuction for men page.

Can I combine liposuction with any other cosmetic procedures?

Liposuction is an excellent surgery to combine with another plastic surgery procedures. Many patients find that liposuction can help the results of a tummy tuck. Combining these procedures can create a contoured appearance and can help remove excess skin and fat. Mothers commonly combine liposuction with a breast enhancement procedure such as breast augmentation, breast reduction, or a breast lift to restore the body after childbearing. Dr. Wagner helps women restore their bodies after pregnancy with a Mommy Makeover customized to fit the needs of each patient.

Some men choose liposuction to reduce the appearance of overdeveloped breasts (gynecomastia). Male breast reduction is a relatively simple procedure that often uses liposuction to create a more masculine breast appearance. Dr. Wagner will be able to help you find the right procedures to achieve the look you want.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Wagner and the entire team at Wagner and Associates Plastic Surgery are committed to providing men and women considering liposuction with procedures that are not only customized to their specific needs and desires but also safe and proven. Call 317-621-2520 today to schedule an appointment or request your complimentary consultation online. Feel like a new person and look like your best self at Wagner and Associates Plastic Surgery.