Michigan Plastic Surgery

LEE H. COLONY, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Liposuction in Lansing

Millions of Americans struggle with their weight and achieving the body shape they desire. For many people, diet and exercise can only go so far. Liposuction is a surgical body enhancement procedure that not only removes excess fat but reshapes and re-contours the body as well. The result is a slimmer, more appropriately proportioned, and well-contoured figure. Liposuction can be performed on a number of areas of the body including the legs, arms, hips, waist, back, and more.

Liposuction in East Lansing

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 East Lansing, Okemos, and surrounding areas.  Those looking for a non-surgical body enhancement procedure may be interested in CoolSculpting.  For information on CoolSculpting vs Liposuction, visit our blog section.

Liposuction FAQs

Are you put to sleep for liposuction?

Liposuction can be performed under local or general anesthesia. This depends on the extent of the surgery and whether you are having other procedures at the same time.

Does fat come back after lipo?

Fat is permanently removed after liposuction. However, it is possible to gain weight in other areas. This means that maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine is important for keeping up your results.

Can I get liposuction if I am overweight?

Liposuction is not a weight loss surgery and is intended for patients at a healthy and stable weight.

Does liposuction get rid of cellulite?

Liposuction can reduce cellulite for some patients, but this is not true for all.

Does liposuction really work?

Liposuction is an effective way to permanently remove unwanted fat and sculpt the body contour.

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 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.  For more information, visit our blog page.

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