All About Liposuction

Wirth Plastic Surgery

Many people wonder: what is the difference between a tummy tuck and liposuction? A tummy tuck will remove excess fat and skin and restore separated muscles. Liposuction removes excess fat as well, but focuses on slimming and fine-tuning your body. Therefore, if you desire a sleek, contoured body, then liposuction done by Doctor Garrett Wirth is a fantastic option for you.


The ideal candidate for liposuction would be someone who is seeking to have a tighter and flatter abdomen that really just needs to adjust some contours. However, it is important to note that liposuction is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. It should be second to diet and exercise in working to achieve the physique you desire. You should be in a healthy physical and mental state when getting liposuction, as Dr. Wirth wants to minimize the risk inherent in any surgery. Finally, women should be finished having children. If any of this applies to you, liposuction is a great option for you to achieve the body you have always wanted. When meeting with Dr. Wirth, be sure to make your goals clear. A good understanding between patient and surgeon is critical to surgical success and patient satisfaction. Dr. Wirth will make sure your goals are heard and understood.

The Procedure
The procedure of liposuction is fairly straightforward. The time required for liposuction varies based on how much fat is planned for removal and from which, and how many areas. You will be sedated under general anesthesia for the time of the procedure. Dr. Wirth will then inject the area with a tumescent solution. He will then insert a small suction tube attached to an ultrasound generator through a small incision beneath your skin. Ultrasound waves loosen and liquefy the fat under your skin, and once this combines with the injected fluid it creates an emulsion. Dr. Wirth will then remove the solution from your body with vacuum pressure. This is for ultrasound assisted lipo (like vaser). After allowing for the proper time for numbing medication and the other medications to take effect, the fat removal will begin. The areas of fat removal as well as the volume of fat removed is generally determined before surgery by you and Dr. Wirth, and will be “fine-tuned” during the surgery. The very small incisions will then be closed. After the procedure, a post-operative compression garment will frequently be used with or without foam dressings.

Post-Procedure Recovery
Recovery varies from patient to patient. You may elect to leave following the surgery or to stay overnight. Most people feel well after about a week, and your bruising will be going away around that time as well. You should expect to continue to wear compression garments for several weeks after surgery to assist in achieving optimal results. Be sure not to do more activity than Dr. Wirth has recommended. It is vital that you follow the instructions that Dr. Wirth gives you in order to attain your fine-tuned shape. Also, note that changes will continue for many weeks to months after surgery. Dr. Wirth will help you at every step in your journey.

Dr. Wirth is committed to helping you achieve the body you desire, and liposuction could be the answer you’ve been looking for. Don’t wait for the body you want any longer. If you’re seeking a smoother, more contoured shape, contact Dr. Garrett Wirth today.

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