Reduces unwanted fatty deposits in various areas of the body, including the abdomen, buttocks, inner and outer thighs, hips, flanks ("love handles"), back, neck, and arms
The most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the U.S., liposuction sculpts the body by removing undesirable fat that has not responded to diet and exercise from areas such as the abdomen, waist, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, chin, cheeks, neck and upper arms. Local anesthesia or general anesthesia may be used, and the procedure can last anywhere from one to five hours depending on the amount of fat being removed.
There are several different methods surgeons use when performing liposuction, including ultrasound-assisted lipectomy (UAL) and suction-assisted lipectomy (SAL). In both types, fluid is injected into the area to be treated. Then a tiny incision is made in as inconspicuous a place as possible, and a cannula (small tube) breaks up the fat layer and suctions it out.
Liposuction Before & After Photos
Below are photographs of some of Dr. Sterman's patients who have undergone plastic surgery of the body.
53 year old female complaining of fat on abdomen, flanks - One liter (1000 cc) of fat removed from abdomen - 800 cc of fat from each flank
35 year old female - 5 ft, 105 lbs - Liposuction of lateral and anterior thighs - 500 cc removed each thigh