Liposuction

Liposuction in Baton Rouge, LA

Maintaining a balanced diet and engaging in regular physical activity sometimes isn’t enough to help get rid of stubborn pockets of fat in certain areas of their body. Liposuction – also referred to as lipoplasty – is a cosmetic surgery that can help contour and refine different parts of the body.

Our seasoned team at the Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge offer one of the best liposuction cosmetic treatments to residents of Baton Rouge and its neighboring Louisiana cities. We are committed to results and leverage state-of-the-art techniques to deliver a satisfactory outcome while also ensuring the highest standards of safety.

Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

Liposuction – technically referred to as lipoplasty or suction-assisted lipectomy – is a surgical method employed to extract unwanted fat deposits in order to achieve a contoured and toned appearance.

With this treatment, plastic surgeons aim to:

  • Achieve a harmonious body silhouette.
  • Target specific areas of fat accumulation.
  • Enhance the overall proportion and aesthetics of the body.

You may be an ideal candidate for Liposuction if you:

  • Are close to your ideal body weight but struggle with localized fat deposits.
  • Maintain a stable weight and have good skin elasticity.
  • Are in good general health and have realistic expectations.
  • Don’t smoke or are willing to quit before and after the procedure.

During your Liposuction consultation at the Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge, our surgeons will take the time to understand your specific concerns and objectives. They’ll then answer all your queries, evaluate the targeted areas, and suggest the most appropriate treatment regimen for your needs.

Liposuction Treatment Areas

 Liposuction is a versatile cosmetic treatment that allows plastic surgeons to target different body parts to extract unwanted fat and sculpt a more desirable physique. Some common treatment areas include:

  • Abdomen and waist
  • Hips and buttocks
  • Thighs (inner and outer)
  • Arms
  • Back (upper and lower)
  • Chest and neck
  • Calves and ankles

Procedure Approach

The liposuction procedure commences with the administration of local or general anesthesia. Once you are relaxed, small incisions are made in the targeted problem areas. A thin tube (called a cannula) is then inserted through these incisions and attached to a vacuum device that facilitates the removal of fat cells from beneath the skin. The surgeon moves the cannula back and forth to break up the fat deposits and subsequently suction them out. Once the desired amount of fat has been removed, incisions are closed to minimize visible scarring. A liposuction procedure can last anywhere from one to three hours depending on the extent of fat removal and the number of areas being treated. Most patients are allowed to return home on the same day as the surgery.

Recovery After Rhinoplasty

Patients may experience mild swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated areas during the early days of recovery. You’ll be required to wear compression garments for several weeks in order to manage swelling and support the newly contoured shape. It’s important that you follow your plastic surgeon’s post-operative instructions closely to ensure a smooth recovery. Among other things, you may be asked to maintain gentle movements to promote circulation and reduce the risk of blood clots. Follow-up visits to the Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge are typically scheduled within the first week to monitor your healing progress. Light activities can be resumed after a few days, but it’s recommended to wait at least 4-6 weeks before engaging in strenuous exercises or heavy lifting. Most patients can return to their regular routine within 2-3 weeks.

Cost of Liposuction in Baton Rouge

The cost of liposuction will vary from one patient to the other based on the specifics of the surgery. Most of our patients at the Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge can expect to pay between $3,000 and $12,000 for this treatment. Since liposuction is primarily seen as an elective cosmetic procedure, it’s often not covered by insurance plans. Our team will provide an individualized cost estimate during your initial consultation so you can make plans for financing.

Liposuction FAQs

How long does it take to see the final results after liposuction?

Our team at the Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge understands your eagerness to see the effects of your liposuction procedure. In many cases, post-operative swelling tends to obscure the results of this treatment. While you’ll notice a difference immediately after the surgery, the swelling subsides gradually, and the full results typically become apparent within 3-6 months.

Is the fat removal from liposuction permanent?

Yes, fat cells removed during your liposuction procedure at our center are permanently eliminated. However, it’s crucial for you to maintain a stable weight. Any significant weight gain may result in the expansion of the remaining fat cells (potentially ruining your post-liposuction contours).

Can liposuction help with weight loss?

Liposuction is primarily a body-contouring procedure and not a weight loss solution. While you’ll lose some weight due to the fat that has been removed, the procedure is best suited for targeting stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise.

What are the risks associated with liposuction?

All surgical procedures come with some inherent risks such as bruising, swelling, and temporary numbness. By choosing the Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge, you’re opting for a team that prioritizes your safety and utilizes advanced techniques to minimize potential complications. Your plastic surgeon will discuss all potential risks with you during your consultation.

How soon can I return to work after my liposuction?

Recovery timelines can vary based on the extent of the procedure and individual factors. Most patients at the Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge find that they can return to non-strenuous jobs within a week. You’ll however need to listen to your body and consult with your surgeon about the best timeline for your unique situation.