Liposuction in Jupiter, FL
Even after working hard to lose weight, the body may still not look completely proportionate. Depending on body type, some find that the fat around the buttocks, thighs and abdomen does not disappear, even with proper diet and exercise. Where other methods do not work, liposuction provides the solution to remove fat permanently. Kim Edward Koger, M.D., F.A.C.S. can safely remove fat through liposuction. Residents in Wellington, Vero Beach and elsewhere in Palm Beach County can visit Koger Cosmetic Clinic and Medspa to get the body contour they desire.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction, also called suction lipectomy or lipoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery that removes excess fat. By targeting fat in areas like the thighs, buttocks, stomach, hips, chin, knees, cheeks, neck and upper arms, the body can be shaped and contoured in an attractive way. Recent advancements have made liposuction a better procedure than it was even ten years ago. New techniques, including power-assisted surgery, ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (UAL) and super-wet and tumescent techniques, enable the procedure to be performed with less downtime and better results.
Liposuction should not replace a healthy diet and exercise, but it can remove the fat that does not respond to them. If you believe that liposuction may be right for you, read this page and schedule a consultation with Dr. Koger to ask any questions you have about the procedure.
The Best Candidates for Liposuction
While liposuction effectively removes fat from targeted areas, a candidate must have realistic expectations. The procedure can improve appearance and thus give a boost to your self-esteem, but it cannot make you a new person. Patients should know their expectations and be able to discuss them with Dr. Koger so that he can properly advise on the options available.
Patients with a healthy weight but isolated areas where excess fat persists make the best candidates for liposuction.
Planning for Liposuction
When you first visit Dr. Koger for a consultation, he will go over a few different things with you. Dr. Koger will look at your overall health, your skin condition and where any pockets of fat exist. Using his expertise, Dr. Koger will describe what body contour procedure would benefit you the most.
It is important to be honest and straightforward with what you expect. This will allow Dr. Koger to tailor the procedure to your needs and also allow him to be honest about what results you should anticipate. Those thinking of liposuction can find the process overwhelming. They may think they need abdominal liposuction when they need a tummy tuck instead. They may not know what to expect from the procedure, but Dr. Koger possesses many years of training and experience and will be able to offer suggestions. By meeting with him, Dr. Koger can walk you through the right treatment for your needs.
Preparing for Liposuction
Dr. Koger will give you instructions on how to prepare for your procedure. This advice will include when and what to eat and drink before the procedure. . If at any time you become ill or infected, tell Dr. Koger immediately. Your condition may require that he postpone the treatment.
Anesthesia for Liposuction
Dr. Koger works closely with patients to determine the right kind of anesthesia for them. Different types of anesthesia can be used during the procedure according to the patient’s needs and medical history. You will work with Dr. Koger so that he can pick the anesthesia that will prove effective and safe.
If the procedure is small and localized, Dr. Koger will typically recommend local anesthesia. This often takes the form of an IV that allows the patient to relax throughout the entire procedure. If a larger amount of fat is to be removed or if the patient desires to be unconscious during the procedure, general anesthesia may be the better option. Regardless of which type of anesthesia is used, an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist will monitor you throughout to ensure safety.
The Liposuction Surgical Procedure
During liposuction fat deposits on isolated parts of the body are removed. This can be done to shape bulging areas like love handles, to remove other areas of unwanted fat or even to contour the face by strategically removing neck and cheek fat. During the procedure, Dr. Koger makes a tiny incision and inserts a cannula, a small tube that vacuums out layers of fat under the skin. The tube moves back and forth to break up fat cells and ease removal. If working on more than one area of the body, Dr. Koger makes multiple incisions, always making sure to be as minimally invasive and inconspicuous as possible.
Liposuction Technique Variations
Many liposuction techniques exist, and Dr. Koger uses his skill and expertise to select which technique is right for his patients around Palm Beach County.
- Tumescent Liposuction – involves the injection of tumescent fluid into fat before removing it. This fluid helps make the removal of the fat easier. Tumescent fluid is made up of saline solution, lidocaine (a local anesthetic) and epinephrine for blood vessel contraction.This type of procedure is normally only performed for those patients who have opted for a local anesthetic. A variation of this technique called super-wet technique uses less fluid. Tumescent liposuction may take up to five hours, depending on the amount of fat removed.
- Ultrasound-Assisted Lipoplasty (UAL) – uses a cannula that also makes ultrasonic waves. While Dr. Koger moves the cannula around, the waves break down and destroy walls of fat. The liquefied fat becomes much easier to remove, making the procedure more effective. It especially aids in removing fat from the more fibrous areas of the patient’s body, including from the upper neck and breast area in men. It may also be used to perform precision work as a secondary procedure.
After Your Liposuction
You should expect to wear a special elastic garment to keep the skin around your new contours tight.
Depending on the need, over-the-counter or prescription medication can be taken to reduce any discomfort.
How Much Does Liposuction Cost?
Most insurance providers will not cover elective cosmetic surgeries like liposuction. Koger Cosmetic Clinic and Medspa understands this and offers financing options via CareCredit® to make the procedure more affordable. For payment, we accept cash, check, and most credit cards. Contact the clinic to receive more tailored information about the cost of liposuction and what options are available.
With advances in liposuction, patients experience better results and less downtime than ever before. Liposuction has never been as appealing an option as it is today. Discover how liposuction could benefit you by contacting Kim Edward Koger, M.D., F.A.C.S. at Koger Cosmetic Clinic and Medspa. The clinic is located in Jupiter, Florida, and serves patients in Wellington, Vero Beach, and communities throughout Palm Beach County. Contact us today.