Liposuction/Lipoplasty cosmetic surgery
Alternative body sculpting solutions for stubborn fat
Men and women alike choose liposuction to reduce the appearance of stubborn fat deposits that resist traditional weight loss methods. If you’ve explored weight loss through diligent exercise, diet, or other traditional routes and it hasn't worked, then it may be time to consider liposuction (or lipoplasty) at our Brookfield cosmetic surgery clinic for your contouring needs.
Dr. Bonness is Wisconsin’s award-winning plastic surgeon with years of experience in contouring the body with various surgical and nonsurgical methods. If you’re interested in liposuction, then get in touch to schedule an initial consultation. Dr. Bonness will discuss your body goals and tailor the best route to get there.
If you are close to your ideal weight and follow a regular diet and exercise plan, yet you’re dissatisfied with the shape of your body due to disproportionate accumulation of fat, you may benefit from surgical liposuction (“lipoplasty” or “liposculpting”). Whether you want a flatter abdomen, thinner thighs, or slimmer arms, liposuction produces visible permanent results you’ll love.
Liposuction can be performed wherever there is a disproportionate bulge:
The shape of your body is in your genes. Just like some people are tall or short, your shape is genetic. Although, diet and exercise can improve your shape you cannot exercise a bulge away. Liposuction will permanently remove the fat, sculpting the area to match the surrounding contour. Take a look at our Before and After Liposuction gallery to see how you could benefit from the procedure. Dr. Bonness provides liposuction Milwaukee residents trust at prices they can afford.
We are also thrilled to offer the #1 nonsurgical fat reduction technique CoolSculpting!
Benefits of liposuction contouring
Liposuction is intended as an effective body contouring procedure (with healthy diet and exercise in post), offering:
- A slimmer silhouette: trim "problem" areas to achieve your ideal silhouette
- Custom body sculpting: target specific areas of the body to achieve your ideal body goals
- Fat reduction: minimally invasive surgery for small pockets of stubborn fat
Once removed, the fat doesn’t return. The results of liposuction are permanent in that area. If you follow a proper diet and exercise program and do not gain a significant amount of weight, your result will not change. If you do gain weight after liposuction you will gain it in all areas, not just where you had liposuction. Patients can help diminish and prevent the risk of these complications by following all instructions provided by Dr. Bonness. It is also important for patients to understand liposuction is not a means of weight loss. It is a body sculpting procedure.
In addition, liposuction cannot remove stretch marks, cellulite or loose skin. These features may be better treated with other procedures such as tummy tuck surgery. Contact Dr. Bonness today for more information about liposuction and the possible effects and treatments.
Risks with surgical liposuction are extremely rare. Complications have decreased significantly over the years due to smaller cannula size and better liposuction techniques.
Liposuction is done as an outpatient procedure in the operating room under general anesthesia. The length will depend on the number of areas and can range from 1.5 to 3 hours. During the procedure, Dr. Bonness makes a small incision in the target area, which allows for the insertion of a long, very thin metal tube (cannula). Tumescent solution is initially placed into the fat to reduce bleeding and bruising. Dr Bonness uses state of the art Power Assisted Liposuction. The fat is removed by a vibrating cannula that is gently moved back and forth through the fat. The broken up fat is then removed from the body by suction. With Power Assisted Liposuction more fat can be removed, especially from stubborn or fibrous areas like the back, male breast or re-do areas.
Post liposuction surgery, you need to wear a compression garment to keep the bruising and swelling to a minimum and help your skin adjust to its new contour. Swelling should be anticipated for approximately four weeks and will gradually decrease as the months pass. It takes time to see your final result as swelling must diminish and the surrounding skin tighten down.
It is important you refrain from any aerobic activities for 3 weeks in order to reduce the risk of extensive swelling and complications. Walking, light weights and yoga like activity are allowed after one week. Discomfort may be controlled with non narcotic pain medication and your final results may be visible in about 6 months. Return to a non physical job is less than one week.
Scarring from liposuction surgery is minimal as the incisions are small and typically made in hidden locations. Proper care for your incision sites can help greatly reduce their appearance as you are healing.
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Nonsurgical liposuction alternatives from Bonness
Liposuction is a great decision for losing stubborn fat when a rigid diet and exercise routine don’t provide weight loss results. If you want to avoid the operating room, Bonness Cosmetic Surgery & Spa offers a convenient non-surgical alternative to liposuction.
Our Waukesha plastic surgeon offers CoolSculpting: a new way to rid of fat areas on the body. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure that literally freezes fat away to reveal a smooth contour and a more sculpted figure. There’s absolutely zero downtime and patients walk out of our office feeling great. This is the perfect procedure for a patient who doesn’t want full surgery. Check out our CoolSculpting services – the newest way to trim down fast!
Our Wisconsin Medi Spa provides a variety of non-surgical cosmetic procedures to improve your skin and body, including:
Dr. Bonness offers a variety of laser systems and injections to meet our patient needs. Some of our treatments include: