During a liposuction procedure, small incisions are made at the desired treatment points and a small tube called a cannula is inserted. Excess fat is loosened by the cannula as it is directed back and forth. As the fat is loosened, it is removed from the body through a suctioning surgical vacuum that is attached to the end of the cannula. Dr. Colony performs liposuction procedures for patients in the East Lansing, Okemos, and surrounding areas.
Recovery After Liposuction
At the completion of liposuction surgery, compression garments are often secured over the areas that have been treated. In some cases, temporary tubes are inserted into the incision sites to help drain fluids. It is important to remember that liposuction is a surgical procedure that often requires a significant amount of downtime, and it involves a recovery process that does take time and patience. If you are considering liposuction, be sure to comply with all post-operative instructions to help ensure your comfort and a safe, smooth recovery.
Scheduling a Consultation
If you struggle with excess fat – even after diet and exercise – and would like more information on your options and liposuction, contact Michigan Plastic Surgery in East Lansing. At Michigan Plastic Surgery, Dr. Colony, a board certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience, can help. During your complimentary consultation with Dr. Colony, you can discuss your options to come up with a plan that is right for you. Call to schedule your appointment for your initial consultation for liposuction in East Lansing today.