Liposuction

Elevation

Plastic Surgery & Med Spa located in Park City, UT

Are you tired of struggling with stubborn fat deposits that refuse to budge no matter how much you diet and exercise? At Elevation Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, Devan Griner, MD, offers residents of Park City, Utah, a safe and effective solution. Liposuction permanently removes fat cells from the targeted area, helping you reach your body contouring goals. To learn more, schedule a visit online or call the office to find an appointment time that fits your busy schedule.

Liposuction Q & A

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What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that breaks down fat and removes it from your body. The surgery is also known as liposculpture suction, lipoplasty, or lipectomy.

Liposuction is among the most common cosmetic procedures in the nation, helping more than 300,000 people eliminate stubborn problem areas. Many who undergo liposuction at Elevation Plastic Surgery & Med Spa are so pleased with their results that they become walking advertisements for both the procedure and the practice.

 

What happens during liposuction sessions?

Liposuction is performed under general anesthesia. You’ll rest comfortably throughout the procedure, and won’t experience any pain as Dr. Griner completes your treatment. If you only need liposuction on a small area of your body, you might require just a local anesthetic.

There are several different techniques used to break apart fat deposits. Some use a saline solution, while others rely on ultrasound, a mechanized device, or laser energy to make fat easier to remove. Once the fat is partially broken down, it’s removed with a medical suctioning device.

 

What areas can be treated using liposuction?

Liposuction can permanently remove fat from many different areas of your body, including your:

  • Abdomen
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Inner thighs
  • Flanks (love handles)
  • Buttocks
  • Upper arms

These are some of the most popular treatment areas. If you have questions about a treatment area not listed here, schedule a consultation to discuss if liposuction is a good option for you.

 

Can liposuction help me lose weight?

While liposuction permanently removes fat cells, it’s not an effective option to reduce your overall weight. Liposuction is a form of body contouring, targeting relatively small treatment areas. To understand the reasoning behind this, you have to know how weight loss works.

You have fat cells throughout your body, and each cell has the ability to stretch and hold a great deal of fat. When you gain weight, you don’t create new fat cells; the cells you have simply expand. When you lose weight, you aren’t losing fat cells, but shrinking the ones already in place.

That’s what makes liposuction such an effective treatment — it permanently removes fat cells from your body. That means fat can no longer accumulate in the treatment area.

In order to achieve the best possible results, it’s important to maintain a healthy weight after your procedure. If you gain a significant amount of weight after liposuction, fat will accumulate and your overall results will deteriorate.

To get started on your personal body contouring journey, book an appointment with Elevation Plastic Surgery & Med Spa today.