What can I expect during the liposuction procedure?
Before liposuction the areas of the body to be contoured are marked. The treatment area(s) are anesthetized with tumescent fluid. Inconspicuously located tiny incisions are made for insertion of micro-cannulas used to disrupt and suction out the fat. In addition to tumescent liposuction and power-assisted liposuction, Dr. Zemplenyi uses the latest Smartlipo™ TriPlex three wavelength laser system to melt fat and gently heat the skin to maximize skin tightening in those with less elastic skin. The skin then retracts around the area of volume loss to leave a smooth, slimmer silhouette. Smartlipo™ TriPlex has been demonstrated in a peer reviewed study to result in three times as much skin tightening as non-laser tumescent liposuction. Judgment and care must be taken to avoid removing too much fat, which can leave an unnatural, “skeletonized” appearance.
When performed in a certified surgical center under careful monitoring, with no more than 5 liters of fat removed, liposuction is a very safe procedure with few complications.