Liposuction helps improve your body contour

Liposuction is one of the most common procedures to get rid of fat deposits that can’t be eliminated through diet and exercise. Although liposuction is not meant for those who are looking to lose large amounts of weight, it is extremely effective for fat removal in just about any targeted body area from your chin to your thighs.

Why choose Ohio State for liposuction?

The plastic surgeons at OSU Wexner Medical Center are specialty trained in a range of innovative liposuction techniques and have a great depth of knowledge, which you can expect from doctors at an academic medical institution. We can help you select the best options specifically for you, in order to get results that exceed your expectations.

What to expect

What to expect

Your surgeon isn’t only there for you during treatment. He or she is with you every step of the way – before, during and after.

Preparing for your treatment

Your plastic surgeon can explain everything about liposuction to you at your initial consultation. You’ll also learn about all the liposuction options and figure out which techniques are best for you. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons. Your privacy and comfort are of the utmost importance to us and will always be a top priority.

During your treatment

The doctors at OSU Wexner Medical Center have extensive experience with various liposuction techniques. In traditional liposuction, our doctors use thin metal tubes, called cannulas, to vacuum out excess fat cells through small incisions. While the duration of the procedure depends on the amount of liposuction you’re having done, it typically lasts about two hours and can be done on an outpatient basis.

  • Tumescent liposuction uses numbing agents and drugs in the target areas to minimize blood loss, pain and discomfort during liposuction. This typically eliminates the need for a general anesthetic and minimizes swelling and bruising during recovery.
  • Super-wet liposuction is very similar to tumescent, but uses a smaller amount of drugs and numbing agents. This method is often preferred by high-volume liposuction patients.
  • Ultrasound-assisted liposuction uses sound waves to liquefy fat cells, making them easier to remove. This procedure can also reduce blood loss.

After your treatment

Recovery specifics depend on what type of liposuction is chosen. You can typically expect some temporary bruising and swelling in the treatment areas after the procedure. Any discomfort can be managed with medication. In some cases, a compression garment will need to be worn for a short period to speed healing. Many patients resume daily routines after about one week – sometimes less. Following your surgeon’s approval, you should regularly exercise to maintain the best results.
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