A fit and well-proportioned body are often considered a symbol of health and vitality. But despite good health and a reasonable level of fitness, some individuals may still have a body with disproportionate contours due to localized fat deposits. These areas may be due to heredity or family traits rather than a lack of weight control or fitness.If you are bothered by excess fat deposits, located anywhere on your face or body, that do not respond to diet or exercise, liposuction may be right for you. In general, liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing localized or regional excess fat deposits, improving your body contours and proportion, and ultimately, enhancing your self-image.
These techniques may be used to reduce localized fat deposits of the:
• Cheeks, chin, and neck
• Upper arms
• Breast or chest area
• Abdomen and waist
• Hips and buttocks
• Inner knee
• Calves and ankle
Where do I Begin?
A consultation with Dr. Sena is the first step to learn how liposuction can improve body contours by removing excess localized fat deposits. A consultation is designed to fully educate you about liposuction in a non-pressured environment and will include a discussion of:
• Your goals and an evaluation of your individual case
• The options available in surgical liposuction
• The likely outcomes of liposuction and any risks or potential complications
• The course of treatment recommended by Dr. Sena.
Dr. Sena will also answer any specific questions you may have.
What to Expect
Liposuction may be performed in Dr. Sena’s office under local anesthesia with or without sedation, or general anesthesia. The decision for anesthesia will be based on the requirements of your specific procedure and considerations of patient and surgeon preference. Dr. Sena and the assisting staff will fully attend to your comfort and safety.
Once your procedure is completed, a compression garment or elastic bandages may cover treatment areas. These assist in controlling swelling and compressing the skin to your new body contours. In addition, small temporary drains may be placed in existing incisions beneath the skin to remove any excess fluid. Before you are released following surgery, you and an accompanying responsible family member, friend or caregiver will be given specific instructions that may include:
• How to care for the surgical site
• Medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection
• Specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health
• When to follow up with Dr. Sena
Results and Outlook
It may take several months for swelling to fully dissipate. As it does, your new contours and enhanced self-image should continue to develop.
The fulfillment you feel from the initial results of liposuction should continue so long as you maintain your weight and practice a healthy lifestyle that includes eating well and regular physical activity. Following liposuction, your slimmer and better-proportioned body should more accurately reflect the healthy and active life you lead.