For individuals who routinely use diet and exercise to control their weight, liposuction is a procedure that can help sculpt the body by removing stubborn fat from specific areas, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck. Liposuction can enhance appearance and boost self-confidence. It is ideal for normal-weight people with firm, elastic skin.

How is Liposuction in Traverse City Performed?

Belly of beautiful womanDrs. Thomas and Jeffries performs this procedure at the hospital or surgical center on an outpatient basis. The most common liposuction technique used involves creating a tiny incision through which fat cells are suctioned out. Ultrasound-assisted liposuction is performed in certain areas of the body for enhanced results. Following surgery, some patients experience fluid drainage from incisions, bruising, and mild discomfort such as swelling, burning, and mild numbness of the skin. Usually patients can resume normal activity within a few days.

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For more information please visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website.