Reshaping Your Body with Liposuction and Fat Grafting
Liposuction and fat grafting are popular body contouring procedures that help individuals eliminate stubborn excess fat and improve their body shape. Dr. Rodney Green utilizes modern technology to carefully remove fat and enhance contours for a more attractive and proportional appearance, boosting self-confidence through liposuction.
Are You a Good Candidate for Liposuction Plastic Surgery?
Ideal liposuction candidates have localized areas of fat unresponsive to diet and exercise. They should be in good physical health, near their ideal weight, and have good skin elasticity. Those with loose skin may not achieve optimal results with liposuction and should consider alternative treatments like abdominoplasty.
Liposuction Procedure Overview
Dr. Green prefers the “super-wet” or tumescent liposuction approach, ensuring safe fat removal with minimal blood loss. The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis using general or local anesthesia, depending on the treatment area.
Dr. Green injects a saline solution containing local anesthetic and epinephrine into the targeted area. The fatty tissue firms up and is easier to remove, and he gently suctions excess fat through tiny incisions. Afterward, he closes the incisions, and places a compression garment around the treated area to control post-operative swelling and scarring.
Recovering from Liposuction
After liposuction, patients need an escort home. Expect low energy levels and limited mobility for the first week or two. Minor swelling, bruising, and tenderness are common. Dr. Green may prescribe oral medication for discomfort.
Patients should await Dr. Green’s clearance before resuming work, exercise, and other activities. Most patients return to work within a week, depending on the job and treatment extent.
Enhancing Your Body with Fat Grafting in Conjunction with Liposuction
Fat grafting improves body shape by removing excess fat from one area and injecting it into a volume-deficient area, like the buttocks. This procedure is performed on an outpatient basis using anesthesia and can complement liposuction.
Dr. Green employs liposuction techniques to remove surplus fat and prepares it for injection. He strategically injects the prepared fat to create the most attractive and proportional contours. Both donor and treated areas may be swollen, bruised, or tender after surgery, but side effects subside quickly.