It can be frustrating when you do everything right at the gym and eat a healthy diet, but you still can’t shift those stubborn pockets of fat that just won’t budge. It may seem like there’s nothing more you can do, but don’t give up. Dr. Scott Brenman at The Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery can help you sculpt the body you’ve always wanted with liposuction.
How Does Liposuction Work?
While liposuction has always been one of the most popular aesthetic procedures, the advancements made in the last several years have done wonders for its precision and healing time as well as giving surgeons like Dr. Brenman more control to truly let their skills with the procedure shine. While there are several options for how the procedure can be performed, liposuction generally involves inserting a cannula into the treatment area where unresponsive fat pockets reside and suctioning the fat cells away to sculpt the body for the patient’s aesthetic goals, giving you a more shapely figure than before.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Patients of all ages have undergone liposuction with Dr. Brenman with great success. If you have an area on your body with unwanted fat you can’t seem to shift through a healthy lifestyle, perhaps it’s time to consider more direct intervention. The patients who are happiest with their results are near their ideal weight, don’t smoke, and have realistic expectations of the procedure’s outcomes.
What is the Procedure Like?
It is Dr. Brenman’s goal to ensure every patient is fully informed and comfortable with their procedure so the day of your liposuction you’ll have a clear idea of everything to come. Liposuction can be done under general anesthesia or twilight anesthesia, which is local anesthesia with oral sedation. After Dr. Brenman marks your treatment area to ensure your body sculpting goes as planned, your procedure begins with the type of anesthesia that’s best for you. When it’s time, Dr. Brenman will make small incisions in unobtrusive locations to minimize any scarring. The cannula is inserted to begin suctioning away fat cells and slimming your figure. When your results are satisfactory, you’ll be wrapped in compression bandages and monitored while you emerge from the anesthesia.
Downtime and Recovery*
Liposuction is an outpatient procedure, so you’ll return home the same day with thorough aftercare instructions. You’ll need a loved one to drive you because you’ll feel unsteady and a bit foggy from the anesthesia. Bruising and swelling are normal and should subside on their own in a couple of weeks. In the first few days, getting mobile will help your circulation, but you should get plenty of rest so your body can heal. Most patients feel well enough to return to work after 1 week. Those with more strenuous jobs may need 2-3 weeks off work.
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What Results Can I Expect?
Your newly sculpted physique will become more apparent as the swelling subsides, though it may take a few months for your tissues to fully settle. Because the body stops producing new fat cells after puberty, your stubborn pockets of fat will not return. However, the remaining fat cells can still grow in size, so it’s important to keep up your healthy lifestyle to maintain your results.
After your liposuction at the Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery, your clothes will fit better, you’ll have a sleeker profile, and your unwanted fat will be gone. Patients report feeling happier with their appearance, which increases their confidence, improving their social and professional relationships. Tired of fighting with stubborn fat? Dr. Brenman can help you sculpt the body you’ve always wanted with liposuction.
Take the Next Step
If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at The Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our offices directly to schedule at (267) 687-2180.
Dr, Scott Brenman and the Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery have proudly served the entire Delaware Valley for over 30 years.
*Individual results may vary