Liposuction is an incredibly versatile body sculpting technique that can eliminate stubborn fat to enhance the contours of the body. At Eko Plastic Surgery, we offer this procedure to patients living in Palm Springs, Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage, CA.
Liposuction, sometimes simply referred to as lipo, is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat to improve the contours and proportions of your body. Liposuction is a technique that is useful for removing pockets of fat in different parts of the body that are resistant to diet and exercise. The result is a slimmer, contoured figure and a boost in self confidence. However, it is important to note that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. Instead, it is ideal for patients who are at or near their ideal body weight, but are struggling with stubborn fat. Many areas of the body can be treated with liposuction, but the most common treatment areas include the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, arms, back, and under the chin.
The cost of your liposuction treatment at Eko Plastic Surgery will vary depending on the treatment plan that we develop for you. During your consultation, we will discuss your cosmetic goals and treatment needs in order to determine the treatment approach that will be ideal for you. For this reason, we will not be able to provide you with the cost of your treatment until you have the chance to come in and discuss your treatment goals with Dr. Eko.
There are multiple liposuction techniques available, and Dr. Eko will consider your treatment goals in order to determine the best approach to your liposuction treatment. With all liposuction procedures, we strive to use the smallest incisions possible to minimize the recovery period and scarring. Once incisions are made, Dr. Eko will use a small metal tube, called a cannula, to vacuum out fat from the desired treatment areas. This duration of your liposuction treatment will vary depending on the size and number of the areas being treated.
After a liposuction procedure, you can expect swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treatment area. These effects can last for a few weeks, but they will heal significantly in the first week following treatment. During this time, patients may need to take time off of work and other activities in order to ensure a smooth recovery. Compression garments may be necessary during the recovery process.
Fat cells are removed during the liposuction procedure, so the results will be visible immediately. These results will become fully noticeable after any swelling has faded. Most patients are able to enjoy the results from their liposuction procedure within just a few weeks of treatment.
The liposuction procedure permanently removes fat cells from the treatment areas. Patients can enjoy long-lasting and even permanent results from liposuction, but these results may be impacted if the patient gains significant weight. We encourage patients to maintain healthy diet and exercise habits in order to maintain their liposuction results.
If you are considering liposuction at Eko Plastic Surgery, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Eko. We welcome patients from Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, and the surrounding communities of California.