Liposuction in Lowell, MA
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure to help eliminate unwanted fat in specific body areas using a suction technique. Liposuction can be performed on its own, or along with other cosmetic procedures.
If you’re interested in liposuction in the Lowell area, contact New England Plastic Surgery Center today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ali. Give us a call at (978) 942-4835 or request an appointment through our secure online form. We see patients from throughout the Boston area including Lowell, Billerica, Westford, Chelmsford, Dracut, and throughout the Merrimack Valley.
Which Areas Does Liposuction Commonly Treat?
Liposuction can help shape and contour several areas of the body. Some common treatment areas include:
How Does Liposuction Work?
When you gain weight, your fat cells increase in size and volume. To help combat this, liposuction directly reduces the number of fat cells in a specific area. How many fat cells are removed depends on the area and the volume of the fat. You can talk with your provider to review your goals and develop a realistic plan for your desired outcome.
Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?
The ideal candidates for liposuction are not those who would like to lose a great deal of weight, but rather those who have a stable body weight that would like to rid fat in specific spots of the body.
It does not get rid of skin imperfections such as stretch marks. If you have areas of unwanted fat and you are in good health, you would be a great candidate for liposuction.
How Is Liposuction Performed?
There are several techniques for liposuction, and you can discuss these with Dr. Ali. You will review your health history and mark areas for surgery. Photos also may be taken so that before and after images can be compared.
Depending on your type of liposuction, you will undergo some anesthesia to numb the area or general anesthesia to rest during the procedure. Your surgical team will monitor you throughout the procedure that can last up to several hours depending on the treatment.
Most commonly, Dr. Ali uses a thin tube (cannula) attached to a vacuum to remove fat from under the skin. In some cases, she might insert the cannula through several points to treat an area from different angles.
You will be monitored following the procedure until you show signs of recovery.
Is Liposuction Painful?
After the liposuction procedure, you will need to rest. Following surgery, you may feel soreness like after an intense workout.
You may also experience
- Water retention
These symptoms resolve in a short period as your body recovers and adapts. In some cases you’ll need to wear compression garments or have drains. Dr. Ali will go over these after-care procedures with you and monitor you as you heal.
You will need to rest from work for a few days and it may take a few weeks before you return to physical activities or exercise.
How Long Do Results from Liposuction Last?
Your outcomes after liposuction depend on your body and skin type. Liposuction is designed to be permanent.
However, after liposuction the skin molds itself to the new contours of the treated areas. If you have good skin tone and elasticity, the skin is likely to appear smooth but if you have thin skin it may appear loose.
You can talk about your desires with Dr. Ali to make sure you have realistic expectations and you have the same outcome in mind.
Schedule a Liposuction Consultation
If you’re considering liposuction, be sure to consult with a specialist. For patients in the Lowell area, Dr. Loreen Ali is here to help. Dr. Ali is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and utilizes the latest technology and techniques to perform safe and effective liposuction. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Ali, contact the New England Plastic Surgery Center today. Give us a call at (978) 942-4835 or request an appointment through our secure online form.