During the cold winter months, we are almost forced to move less, which makes it more difficult to burn the extra calories. In this busy world of work, family and friends, it can be hard to find enough work-out time that gives you the results you want. People who have winter pounds that they just can’t shed no matter how much they diet or exercise may find the remedy in liposuction in Maryland.
What Is Liposuction?
Simply, liposuction is the removal of fat from areas of the body by a vacuum cannula. The areas where liposuction is mostly used are the tummy, the thighs, the buttocks and the upper arms. A miniature version of liposuction is also used to treat a double chin.
What Happens During Liposuction in Maryland?
After a consultation to make sure the patient is a good candidate for the procedure, the plastic surgeon maps the area to be treated. The liposuction procedure is performed in our Annapolis office. The patient can opt for IV sedation of general anesthesia administered by a certified registered nurse anesthetist. Our liposuction is an outpatient procedure, so the client can go home after a period of rest. They should prepare their home for convalescence before they come in for the operation and have someone drive them home afterwards.
The patient is then given a type of anesthesia. It can be local anesthesia or general anesthesia and the surgeon makes tiny incisions in the area through which the cannula is inserted. In some cases, an anesthetic like lidocaine is administered with great volumes of saline solution. The saline solution, along with a vasoconstrictor like epinephrine, helps to make the area rigid and to reduce blood loss. It also gives the surgeon a better feel for the area that’s being operated on. It also reduces the need for general anesthesia.
If a patient isn’t sure if they could benefit from liposuction, they should set up a consultation with one of our board-certified surgeons: Dr. D. Paul Buhrer, Dr. Christopher J. Spittler or Dr. David H. Lowe. They’ll be able to help our client know just what they need to be able to be their most beautiful self.
Recovery After Liposuction
When the operation is through, the surgeon fits the patient with bandages and a compression garment. This helps the skin take on the new shape of the underlying, resculpted tissue. The patient will see some swelling and bruising around the surgical site, but this fades over time. Eventually, an improved, more svelte silhouette will emerge.
Come to Plastic Surgery Specialists For More Information On Liposuction in Maryland
Our main offices are in Annapolis, but we have satellite offices that will gladly treat residents of Maryland in Easton and Prince Frederick. Call Plastic Surgery Specialists for a consultation at (866) 540-3911.