Liposuction in Langhorne, Bucks County, PA

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Overview

Thanks to genetics, aging, and pregnancy, your body may have stubborn pockets of fat that cannot be reduced with natural methods, like weight-loss through diet and exercise. Liposuction can effectively change your genetics by selectively remodeling or removing fat from the most troublesome areas. This surgical procedure at Cosmetic Surgery Specialists in Langhorne, Bucks County, PA improves your body’s contours and proportions. Dr. Alan Brackup performs surgical liposuction to remove excess fat and enhance your self-image. While most patients will lose weight after liposuction, this is not meant to be a weight-loss method. The best candidates for liposuction will be at or near a healthy, stable weight that they can maintain after their surgery. Liposuction can be done to areas such as:

  • Thighs
  • Hips and buttocks
  • Abdomen and waist
  • Flanks
  • Upper arms
  • Inner knee

Surgical Technique

Tumescent

The gold standard for liposuction, also known as suction-assisted lipectomy, is the tumescent technique. The surgeon injects a specialized solution, comprised of saline, lidocaine (for pain) and epinephrine (to control bleeding), into the problem areas. The surgeon then inserts a liposuction cannula to remove fat cells from the body. The amount of fat removed is dependent upon the areas treated.

During/After Surgery

Liposuction is an out-patient procedure performed under general anesthesia at a hospital or surgery center. The procedure time varies for each body part. It can be a stand-alone surgery, or combined with other procedures. After surgery, patients are required to wear a compression garment to help the body adjust to its new shape. Bruising and swelling will subside within a few weeks, but patients will not see final results for several months. Liposuction does leave a small scar where the cannula was inserted, but it fades over time.

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Liposuction FAQs

Permanent Results?

The results of liposuction can be seen for many years following surgery if the patient follows a healthy diet and exercise program. Removed fat cells do not come back, but patients can still gain weight if their remaining fat cells grow.

Too Much Fat?

Yes, there can be too much fat removed at one time. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons does not recommend removing more than 10 pounds of fat for the safety of the patient. Removing more than 10 pounds is considered high-volume liposuction, which increases the chances of complications from the surgery. Patients are advised to be near or at their ideal weight before undergoing liposuction

Skin Tightening?

While liposuction removes fat and improves contour and shape, it does not address sagging or drooping skin. If skin laxity is a concern, patients can talk to the surgeon during the consultation to discuss their options.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.