Serving Hollidaysburg, State College, Johnstown, DuBois, and Nearby Pennsylvania
Liposuction is one of the oldest and most trusted cosmetic procedures available today. Innovative new methods have made this treatment safer, more affordable, and more effective than ever before.
If you are wondering how to finally get rid of your frustratingly stubborn fat deposits, Pennsylvania plastic surgeon Dr. Louton can help you achieve your ideal body shape. To learn more about the many liposuction options available to you, please contact Blair Plastic Surgery by calling 800-833-3888 today.
What is Liposuction?
No matter how mindful you are of your diet and exercise, excess fat in certain places sometimes just won’t budge, causing frustration and hindering your clothing options. Liposuction, also called liposculpture, removes localized collections of fatty tissue to give you a smoother and slimmer body contour.
Liposuction is effective in removing fat deposits from your:
- Chin and jawline
As the second most popular procedure performed at our center, liposuction involves the use of a cannula, a thin, hollow tube, to manually loosen fat and sculpt a better body contour. Suction applied through the cannula then gently removes the fat from your body with a specialized, vacuum-powered device.
What to Expect at Your Liposuction Consultation:
During your confidential first visit, Dr. Robert Louton will answer all of your personal questions about liposuction. For the best results, you should be of relatively normal weight with extra fat localized in specific areas such as the hips, buttocks, and abdomen.
Here is a brief summary of the two techniques we currently offer:
- Tumescent Liposuction: Tumescence is a solution administered into the area just prior to suctioning the fat and is sometimes called the "wet" technique. This sterile saline and anesthetic solution helps plump and separate the fat cells, making the fat layer easier to remove. The anesthetic agent in the solution keeps you comfortable during and immediately after the liposuction procedure. Mild sedation may also be used for additional patient comfort.
- Ultrasonic Liposuction: For areas that are more fibrous and dense such as the back, upper abdomen, or the male breast region, UAL (ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty) can be very effective. The high frequency energy from an ultrasound wand at the tip of the liposuction cannula is used to rupture fat cells and dislodge them prior to suctioning. Dr. Robert Louton uses UltraSculpt™, the exclusive LySonic technology from Mentor.
Your Liposuction Treatment
Liposuction is an outpatient procedure performed routinely in our private, fully-licensed surgical suite. The surgery requires minimal anesthesia and can take from one to four hours, depending on the number of areas being treated. The majority of our liposuction patients are back to work in about one week and usually resume normal activities in two to four weeks.
The result is a permanent reduction in the treatment area, but patients will need to maintain a diet and fitness routine to prevent weight gain. Remember that liposuction is not a substitute for proper diet and exercise or a method for overall weight loss.
If your skin has lost much of its elasticity, you may want to consider a tummy tuck, thigh lift, buttock lift or arm lift as well.
Learn more about the incredible liposuction procedures offered at our Altoona and State College, Pennsylvania, plastic surgery offices by calling 800-833-3888 or completing our online form.
Why Choose Blair Plastic Surgery for Liposuction?
When choosing a liposuction practice, remember that experience and versatility are important factors. At Blair Plastic Surgery, we can give you the results you desire with a superior level of safety and skill.
Dr. Robert Louton has been performing liposuction for more than 20 years and is excited to announce an upcoming new liposuction option – Dr. Louton will soon be offering a Laser Liposuction treatment to all of his Central Pennsylvania patients. Call our office for details.
We have also added non-surgical CoolSculpting® to our services.