Liposuction FAQs: (Part 1) Getting Started
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is the process by which excess fat is surgically removed through a cannula, a narrow surgical instrument resembling a straw. The cannula -which is attached to a liposuction machine- is inserted into the skin’s fat layer, and is then manipulated to remove unwanted deposits of fat.
Once the cannulas are inserted, your doctor will make a tiny incision in the surrounding area of treatment. The cannula is then inserted through the incision point and into the layer in fat. With a simple back-and-forth movement, the fat is smoothly removed from the treatment area. This technique allows for minimal bruising and bleeding and leaves you looking and feeling beautiful.
Can liposuction treat other medical conditions?
In addition to fat loss, there are many medical-related applications to liposuction. Liposuction can be applied to non-cosmetic medical conditions, such as non-cosmetic accumulation of fat, including gynecomastia (the enlargement of male breasts), and lipomas (benign fatty tumors). Liposuction can also be used to treat excessive sweating.
Is liposuction safe?
Liposuction is an incredibly safe, minimally invasive procedure that uses a local anesthetic. In Dr. Ali’s career, every single liposuction procedure he has performed has been 100% safe and successful.
Minor side effects that may accompany liposuction include minimal swelling and bruising, and in some cases occasional soreness or numbness. These side effects are, however, all temporary, and in almost all cases are resolved within the first few days following the liposuction procedure.
How much does liposuction cost?
There are many factors that are taken into account when quoting liposuction costs. The degree of difficulty, the amount of fat to be removed, and the number of areas to be treated must all be assessed prior to liposuction, before you can be given a specific quote.
We offer very competitive liposuction rates, and we will explain your costs “up front” very clearly. Keep in mind that at the end of the day liposuction is a surgery, and therefore it is not something you want to “cut corners” on.
Liposuction is permanent and the results will last a lifetime – so you do not want to trust your body to someone who is unskilled, inexperienced or “cut rate.” Investing a little more in a board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali – who has performed hundreds of successful liposuctions with excellent results – is the best way to ensure beautiful results without complications.
We also offer easy and convenient financing options, so you can afford to get the liposuction you want, right away!
Liposuction – Birmingham, MI
Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women and men get rid of unwanted fat and love their bodies with tumescent liposuction. He will be happy to offer you a free consultation at our Birmingham, MI Med Spa and Cosmetic Surgery Office to help you understand your options.
Renowned Birmingham, MI board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Ali will consider all aspects of your body proportions, the amount of fat, your lifestyle, your age and your goals in order to ensure the best liposuction results for you.
And remember, liposuction financing options are also available!