Types of Liposuction

Serving Altoona, State College, Johnstown, DuBois and Nearby Areas of Pennsylvania

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If you have pockets of fat that will not go away even with strict diet and exercise, liposuction can be an excellent solution. Our Pennsylvania plastic surgery office offers several different options to accommodate your liposuction needs.

At Blair Plastic Surgery, Dr. Robert Louton offers both tumescent and ultrasonic liposuction to his patients. Based on your unique body characteristics and aesthetic goals, Dr. Louton will recommend the appropriate procedure for you. Both procedures are FDA-approved for the surgical removal of fat, and both are extremely effective.

Please call Blair Plastic Surgery today at (800) 833-3888 to learn more about our liposuction options.

Tumescent Liposuction

Tumescent liposuction is named for the special solution used to encourage convenient removal of the fat cells. Tumescent solution, consisting of sterile saline and anesthetic, is injected into the treatment area. The solution works to plump up the fat cells, making them swell and become firm for easy removal. It also helps the cells separate. The numbing solution works to minimize your discomfort.

The use of the tumescent solution helps Dr. Louton to be extremely precise in removing a specific amount of fat, and many of our patients appreciate the fact that the doctor has a high degree of control. The tumescent method also offers a quicker liposuction recovery period than the ultrasonic method.

Ultrasonic Liposuction

Ultrasonic liposuction (UAL) allows Dr. Louton to treat fat cells with ultrasound energy. A special ultrasound wand, called a cannula, is inserted under the skin and passed over all of the fat that is to be removed. This high-frequency energy causes your fat cells to rupture, separate, and liquefy, allowing Dr. Louton to remove them with ease.

Dr. Louton uses UltraSculpt™, the exclusive LySonic technology from Mentor and is the only plastic surgeon in the area to offer this new and advanced option for liposuction. Ultrasonic liposuction is often a good option for patients who would like to have fat removed from areas with dense fatty tissue, such as the back.

To find out which liposuction procedure is right for you, please contact our Pennsylvania body contouring office today online or by calling (800) 833-3888 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Louton. We serve plastic surgery patients in DuBois, Altoona, State College, Lewistown, Bedford, and Johnstown, Pennsylvania.