Home/Blog / How to Obtain the Best Possible Results from Liposuction

How to Obtain the Best Possible Results from Liposuction

Liposuction has certainly come a long way since it was first seriously studied as a body contouring procedure in the late 1960s. Various techniques have been introduced for the past four decades resulting to continuous advancements and variations of the procedure — from use of local anesthesia to  shorter recovery periods. In addition, it is now possible to use fat obtained from liposuction as a filler in improving the appearance of cheeks, breasts, and buttocks.

The Popularity of Liposuction

The most recent statistics by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery revealed that liposuction was the most frequently performed surgical cosmetic procedure in 2013, toppling breast augmentation which reigned supreme in 2012.

Such popularity may be attributed to several factors. The widespread marketing of minimally invasive techniques and growing availability of newer techniques, such as the assistance of ultrasound in conjunction with the various tumescent techniques, which utilizes the injection of a fluid to maximize results and minimize bruising.

Our esteemed cosmetic plastic surgeon, Dr. Mary C. Herte, was fortunate to train with Dr. Yves Gerard Illouz (the developer of the gold standard technique of liposuction), who shook the cosmetic surgery world with this revolutionary technique that finally made fat removal safe and practical and also possible through very small incisions.

Before liposuction, body contouring could only be performed by making large incisions to wedge out the offending skin and fat and resulted in large scars and long recovery.  It was a choice made only for those with severe body shape distortion.  Today even small changes justify the much easier and faster recovery procedure of liposuction.

Short recovery periods following the procedure is another factor that has made liposuction the top body contouring procedure of choice for many. Moreover, liposuction has also proven that it delivers what it promises.

Doing Your Part to Achieve Desired Outcomes from Liposuction

Choosing a highly experienced liposuction surgeon is one of the key factors that will help you achieve the results you want from the procedure. However, you also need to do your part by taking the following steps:

Despite its popularity, liposuction is not for everyone. If you’d like to know more about the procedure and whether or not you’re an ideal candidate, we encourage you to get in touch with us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Herte.  Call us today at 702.732.9600 or receive more information by filling out this contact form. We look forward to your visit!