Our bodies will not stay the same forever, unfortunately. As we get older, factors such as aging, pregnancy, and even our own genetics eventually seem to turn against us. Localized areas of fat become persistent throughout the body in the form of hard-to-lose issues such as muffin tops, love handles and double chins. Liposuction with Munster plastic surgeon, Dr. Robinson, can help reduce fat from those areas that have become resistant despite diet and exercise (*).
Is Liposuction Right for You?
If you’re a good candidate for liposuction, you might have localized areas of fat that don’t slim down from diet and exercise. Liposuction is not a weight loss solution, but rather a surgical method of targeted body fat removal. Plastic surgeons have coined the term “body contouring” to refer to the popular sculpting methods of liposuction, which may be used to eradicate fat from multiple areas:
- Under the chin
- The upper arms/armpits
Most patients are near a healthy and stable body weight, but need additional slimming down to achieve the body shape they desire.
How Liposuction is Performed
The classic method of liposuction is the tumescent technique. First, small incisions are made near the areas of excess fat. Then a special tumescent solution containing the anesthetic lidocaine is introduced to saturate the fat and prepare it for removal. Next, Indiana plastic surgeon Dr. Robinson uses a small tube called a cannula to suction out the selected fat. Most liposuction procedures in Indiana require about 45 minutes, while some may last as long as two hours.
After Your Liposuction Procedure
The length of recovery will depend on the extent of your liposuction procedure, i.e. how many areas were treated and how much fat was removed. Most patients are back to normal activities within five days. Total recovery time is an average of one to two weeks.
The Cost of Liposuction in Indiana
Because liposuction is an elective cosmetic procedure, insurance will not cover the cost. The total cost varies, as each patient requires more or less extensive treatment.
Learn More about Your Liposuction Options
Contact Us to schedule a consultation with board-certified Indiana plastic surgeon Dr. David Robinson in his Valparaiso or Munster offices.
Service areas include: Munster, Valparaiso, Schererville, Highland, Merrillville, Gary, Hobart, Portage, St. John, Hammond, Griffith, Chesterton, La Porte, Michigan City and Southbend, Indiana. Dr Robinson meets with local residents as well as prospective patients from Chicago, South Holland, Lansing, Homewood, Flossmoor, Orland Park, Frankfort, Tinley Park & Oak Lawn, Illinois.