Liposuction is a procedure used to improve the body’s contour by removing stubborn fat deposits that have failed to respond to diet and exercise. Multiple areas may be treated during one procedure. Liposuction treatment can be combined with any of the other procedures we offer.
This popular surgery helps sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat from specific areas, including:
• Chest ("man boobs")
• Back ("bra rolls")
• Hips ("love handles")
• Thighs (outer and inner)
• Medial Knees
• Upper Arms
• Neck and Chin
Your consultation with Tarak H. Patel, M.D.
At your initial liposuction consultation at one of our locations in the Tacoma, WA area, Dr.Patel will evaluate your overall health and medical history to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. He will also assess the location of your fat deposits and check the condition of your skin. Once he has evaluated your concerns, he will explain the body contouring option that is the most suitable for you. Often times, Cascade Plastic Surgery patients elect to have liposuction in conjunction with another procedure, such as a tummy tuck or breast surgery.
Understanding your liposuction surgery
Liposuction has evolved over the years, today there are several techniques that are commonly available. Dr. Patel currently offers power assisted liposuction to his patients. He feels this technique gives the most immediate and gratifying results.
The recovery period will differ for each patient and healing is a gradual process. Most liposuction patients report mild discomfort and are able to return to work within a week or so. Pain medication will be prescribed and you can expect post-surgical bruising and swelling. To reduce swelling, you are fitted with an elastic garment that you must wear for 3-4 weeks. Dr. Patel will closely monitor your recovery at your follow-up visits with him.
Schedule your consultation with Dr. Patel today.
Phone: University Place (253) 671-7203 or Puyallup (253) 841-7930