Liposuction is the surgical removal of fat tissues from hard-to-lose areas. Dr. Gregory T. Mesna uses a thin tube called an cannula to gently break up and remove fat cells from targeted areas. Liposuction can be done on many areas of the body, often during the same surgical treatment.View transcript
Liposuction is a great procedure for treating the deep fat stores in the body. Men and women have different kinds of fat in different areas of the body. Men and women are built differently; men have a deep layer in the chest and the stomach area, like two spare tires around the trunk, where women have many more areas all over their bodies where they have a deep layer of fat. The deep layers are accessed using small incisions in the skin. Through those, we can put in hollow metal tubes that we can use that we can get down to the deep fat to break it up and suck it out. The surgery can take anywhere from 1 to 3 hours, depending on how many areas we're treating and how much fat a patient may have to be removed. The aftereffects of the surgery are typically a reduction in the fat of the body with clothes that will oftentimes fit better and feel better for the patient. We encourage most patients to adhere to a lighter activity schedule after the surgery. They will normally begin gentle massage after about 7 to 10 days. They will also wear a compression garment for about 2 to 3 weeks after the surgery. I tell most patients if they have a problem that bothers them once or twice a month; they may not be good candidates for the procedure. However if they have problems that bother them once or twice a week, they're getting to the point where having the procedures performed will normally make them feel better about their bodies. There is more information for this and other procedures throughout our website. We offer free consultations. We encourage anybody with additional questions to contact our office to schedule an appointment.