Many people have areas of their bodies that are resistant to even the most rigorous diet and exercise routines. Normally, these areas include the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, hips, arms, and face. Liposuction allows Dr. David Passaretti to surgically remove areas of fatty tissue that you are unhappy with, improving the contours of your body and producing a shape you will be proud to show off. To learn more about the procedure and its costs, schedule a liposuction consultation, contact our Fairfield County plastic surgery practice today.
Liposuction is a minimally invasive technique that can be used to eliminate excess fat in many areas of the body, so most patients can benefit from it. You may be a good candidate for liposuction if you:
At your initial consultation, Dr. Passaretti will complete an examination, go over your medical records, and discuss your concerns with you to determine if you qualify for liposuction. He will also use this information to help create a cost estimate for your procedure.
Typically, the procedure starts with the administration of an anesthetic so that patients remain comfortable and free of pain throughout the procedure. Then, Dr. Passaretti makes small incisions in the area of the body that is to be treated. He inserts a small instrument called a cannula through these incisions, using it to break up the pockets of fat and gently aspirate them from the body. His approach is one of extreme control and precision, making sure that the results look natural - never artificial. After he has achieved the desired degree of fat removal, he closes the incisions with sutures, and the patient is ready for recovery.
Some specialized liposuction techniques that Dr. Passaretti employs at his Fairfield County, Connecticut practice are:
Sometimes called “wet liposuction,” this procedure is similar to traditional liposuction in many ways. Similar to traditional contouring techniques, Dr. Passaretti will use a small tube to suction out unwanted fat cells. The tumescent method, however, involves the injection of a special anesthetic solution. The medications in this solution will plump up the fat cells, facilitating easier removal with limited impact to the surrounding areas. Tumescent liposuction is very safe and effective with a brief recovery time.
Because the fat cells will be easier to isolate, Dr. Passaretti can limit discomfort, swelling, and bruising after tumescent liposuction.
To begin, Dr. Passaretti will inject the treatment area with a special anesthetic solution containing lidocaine. This solution will have a threefold effect: first, it will numb the area so that you will feel virtually nothing; second, it will cause the capillaries to constrict, minimizing bleeding; finally, it will also swell the fat cells, making them easier to isolate and remove.
Aside from the injections, tumescent liposuction is almost identical to standard liposuction. Dr. Passaretti will make minute incisions, and he will insert the cannula. Through this tube, he will gently vacuum out the fat cells. Finally, if needed, he will close the incisions. However, in many cases, they are so small that stitches are not necessary.
Dr. Passaretti performs this advanced type of liposuction for several reasons:
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In many ways, this advanced form of liposuction is similar to traditional treatment. In addition to eradicating unwanted fat, ultrasonic liposuction first liquefies the cells with powerful sound waves. In this state, they will be easier to remove. As a result, the procedure will have less impact on your surrounding tissue, and you should experience very little discomfort. Dr. Passaretti is committed to patient safety, uses only proven ultrasonic instruments, and stays up-to-date in the latest treatment methods.
Similar to traditional methods, the treatment can eliminate fat from most areas of the body. However, it is especially appropriate for larger or denser pockets of fat. Therefore, if you wish to address your back, thighs, sides, or similar areas, ultrasonic liposuction may be right for you.
The energy from the ultrasonic waves can tighten skin, giving you an even more toned and rejuvenated look.
First, Dr. Passaretti will inject the treatment area with a tumescent formula. This solution will cause the fat cells to swell and the blood vessels to shrink. As a result, it will be easier for Dr. Passaretti to identify the unwanted cells. Then he will insert an ultrasound cannula through tiny incisions. The tool will emit high-power sound waves, which will melt and liquefy the fat before it is removed. In some cases, he may use stitches to close the incisions, but in many instances, they will heal on their own.
There are a number of reasons that Dr. Passaretti offers innovative ultrasonic liposuction. It will be easier for your doctor to remove fat without affecting the surrounding tissue. There should also be very little bleeding and reduced inflammation. This method can get rid of very fibrous pockets of fat from areas like the back, which would otherwise be hard to treat. Often, Dr. Passaretti can also eliminate a greater volume of fat. Thanks to the tumescent solution that will constrict your blood vessels, bleeding will be negligible. Lastly, the energy from the ultrasonic waves can tighten skin, giving you an even more toned and rejuvenated look.
Dr. Passaretti uses gentle, precise techniques to speed your liposuction recovery. Liposuction is one of the most popular plastic surgeries because it is an efficient, effective, minimally invasive technique to sculpt your body into a fitter, more attractive shape. Since it is a relatively simple procedure, liposuction typically does not require a lengthy healing period, especially with Dr. Passaretti’s guidance. By undergoing liposuction at our office and following our post-surgical instructions, you can quickly begin enjoying your enhanced appearance.
Immediately following your procedure, we will apply compression garments to enhance contouring while you heal. As the numbing agent wears off, you may begin to feel sore. Your skin may also swell or redden, with inflammation and bruising reaching its height about two days after your procedure. Dr. Passaretti may prescribe painkillers, antibiotics, or other medications to help manage any discomfort and encourage swift healing. Once you return home, you should begin resting with the treatment regions elevated, if possible. You should not engage in strenuous exercise or heavy lifting until you receive approval.
In the week following your liposuction, your swelling and soreness should diminish. You may need to attend a follow-up visit to remove any sutures during this period. Most patients return to work, school, and other activities within three to seven days. You should not drink alcohol or smoke during this period, as these habits could disrupt or slow your recovery.
In the weeks after your procedure, you should engage in gentle exercise to reduce inflammation and lower your risks for hematoma (blood clotting). You should avoid exposing the treated areas to excessive heat or light. You will need to wear a compression garment at all times during this period.
During this period, your swelling should continue to subside as your skin tightens. About six months after liposuction, you should be fully healed and able to enjoy the results of your procedure.
Liposuction creates a slimmer, sleeker physique that generally improves a patient’s overall self-confidence. When coupled with other cosmetic surgery procedures such as abdominoplasty, or breast augmentation, liposuction is incredibly transformative. Usually patients are able to return to their regular schedules after a short recovery period, making liposuction an easy option for those with busy lifestyles.
Dr. Passaretti takes measures to keep down liposuction cost at our practice. Undergoing treatment at our operating facility, for example, avoids costly hospital fees. We work to make this popular, relatively simple treatment as affordable as possible so that our patients can enjoy its many benefits. Since we customize each patient’s liposuction treatment according to his or her particular needs and preferences, the price of this procedure varies.
Each patient’s liposuction treatment is slightly different. Common cost factors for this procedure include:
Your liposuction may also be more costly if you undergo this procedure as part of another combined treatment. For example, Dr. Passaretti often uses liposuction during abdominoplasty.
If you would like more information about liposuction, contact Fairfield County plastic surgeon David Passaretti. We would be happy to schedule a consultation for you to meet with Dr. Passaretti and our team and discuss your liposuction options.