When you have pockets of fat in areas such as your abdomen that just won’t go away, no matter how much you diet and exercise, liposuction offers a solution. At Integrative Therapies of Las Vegas & Med Spa LLC in Las Vegas, Nevada, general surgeon Lambert Abeyatunge, MD, FACS, FRCS, FRCSC, FICS, offers this minimally invasive procedure to reduce fat in your trouble areas and contour your physique. Call the office or schedule an appointment online to learn about how liposuction can transform your look.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes unwanted fat from specific areas of your body. The procedure is best for men and women near a normal body weight but who have areas of stubborn fat; it’s not designed for comprehensive weight loss.
Dr. Abeyatunge often uses liposuction to complement abdominoplasty or a tummy tuck. This procedure helps reduce a belly pooch resulting from extra fat and sagging skin caused by pregnancy, significant weight loss, or unlucky genetics.
Other areas that respond well to liposuction treatment include your:
Talk to Dr. Abeyatunge about the areas on your body that stubbornly hold onto fat. He’ll advise you as to whether they’re appropriate for liposuction.
Dr. Abeyatunge uses the most advanced liposuction techniques to help you achieve a more contoured physique. During the procedure, the doctor makes a small incision in the treatment area into which he inserts a cannula or a small, narrow tube. The unwanted fat is loosened up and suctioned out of your body. Once the desired results are achieved, Dr. Aeyatunge removes the cannula and closes the incision with a stitch.
Liposuction is an outpatient procedure, so you go home to recuperate the same day. You will feel a little stiff or sore after the procedure and have some swelling and bruising in the treatment areas. Over-the-counter medications help you manage any discomfort but expect to be up and walking the day after your liposuction procedure.
You should plan to take about five days off from work or school and refrain from rigorous physical activity for a few weeks. Dr. Abeyatunge gives you specific aftercare instructions according to the extent of your procedure and the area treated.
If you’re committed to a healthy lifestyle but still have areas of fat that just won’t reduce, contact Integrative Therapies of Las Vegas & Med Spa LLC to learn how liposuction can help. Call today or book a consultation using the online booking tool.