Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck: Which Is Right for You?
If you've considered cosmetic surgery to enhance your body shape and achieve your ideal figure, you've… Read On
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Put the finishing touches on your body by sculpting away stubborn fat and revealing slimmer contours you love from head to toe. At the MODERN Plastic Surgery & Medspa, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jules Walters uses today’s best, most advanced liposuction techniques to help his Metairie and New Orleans, LA, patients reshape their “problem areas” and feel more confident.
You’ll find answers to the top liposuction questions below, from how much the surgery costs to what the recovery timeline looks like. We’re here to help you get the information and the shape you want.
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Liposuction, or lipo, is a body contouring surgery that reduces pockets of fat to create a more streamlined, proportional appearance. During the procedure, Dr. Walters suctions out excess fat tissue from frustrating areas that resist your best diet and exercise efforts.
Liposuction prices vary depending on the number of areas treated, the complexity of the procedure, and the technique used. During the consultation process, we will provide you with a personalized pricing estimate based on your unique treatment plan.
This fat removal surgery is an effective option for people who are at or near their ideal weight but have troublesome areas of fat that bother them. However, liposuction is a cosmetic treatment, not a weight loss solution.
Candidates should be in good general health with a positive mindset and realistic expectations. The surgery does not address stretched skin, so candidates should have firm, elastic skin. Women may want to postpone liposuction until after having children, as weight fluctuations could affect long-term results.
Dr. Walters offers multiple innovative liposuction techniques to deliver an exceptional patient experience and results.
This time-tested technique uses a straw-like cannula to break up and remove unwanted fat.
This approach adds ultrasound energy to liquefy fat for easier removal with less damage to surrounding tissues.
Dr. Walters uses VASERlipo to perform this hi-def approach, ideal for muscle etching and detailed sculpting.
Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. Most people lose less than 10 pounds after a procedure. Keep in mind it is normal for swelling and fluid retention to cause fluctuations on the scale in the weeks following surgery.
Liposuction and tummy tuck surgery offer unique body contouring benefits:
Many women combine these procedures with breast enhancement in a procedure called a mommy makeover, ideal for a total body transformation after pregnancy or weight loss.
Our goal is to empower you during the consultation process by providing all the tools you need to make informed decisions on your aesthetic journey. To that end, we take a two-step consultation approach:
“He beautifully sculpted a problem area, giving me exactly what I wanted: a body in proportion to itself.”Anonymous, HealthGrades
Dr. Walters draws from his exceptional training, experience, and skill to create beautiful, natural-looking results. He is board certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery, and completed extensive training in both aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. His memberships include:
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Liposuction is performed in an outpatient setting, typically at the AAAHC-accredited Houma Outpatient Surgery Center. You will be placed under general anesthesia, meaning you will be comfortably asleep throughout the surgery.
Dr. Walters begins by creating a punch-hole incision in the skin and inserting a cannula, a special tool that makes it easier to loosen the fatty tissue being suctioned out. After removing the targeted fat, Dr. Walters seals the small incision.
Based on the number of areas being treated, your procedure may take several hours. In our separate recovery area, your post-op nurse will assist you with managing any discomfort and look after your treated areas until you are sent home in the care of a trusted loved one.
You may need to stay at home for several weeks after liposuction, depending on the number of sections treated and the amount of fat removed. It’s typical to have bruising and swelling for 1 or 2 weeks, and you should have stitches taken out 7 to 10 days after surgery.
The most important thing to do following any surgery is to give your body time to rest and heal. When you decide to go back to your job after your surgery, you should remember to minimize stress and strenuous activity. To increase your strength and stamina, try walking and light workouts as recommended by Dr. Walters. Remember, you may notice some improvements soon after your surgery, but it will take around 6 months until your new body contour and shape is complete.
Our care for you continues long after you leave the office. Your recovery experience includes:
Liposuction scars are typically very small, often only millimeters long. Dr. Walters disguises these along natural body contours or in areas that are easily covered, even in swimwear. We also offer multiple therapies to minimize your scarring, including scar gel, scar sheeting, and laser treatments.
As long as you stay committed to a healthy lifestyle and avoid any major fluctuations in your weight, your results should last indefinitely. If you do gain weight, you will gain it more evenly across your body, as the fat cells that have been removed are gone for good.
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