Liposuction (commonly called Lipo) is a procedure that improves the body’s shape by removing excess fat from deposits located between the skin and muscle. Dr Umerah performs both traditional Lipo and Smart (Laser) Lipo. Both are effective at removing fat from the body. If you are interested in Liposuction, but are unsure about what type would be best for you, we encourage you to schedule a consultation and talk with the doctor about your needs.
In the traditional Liposuction procedure, a small stainless steel tube, called a cannula to remove fat. The cannula connects to a powerful suction pump, which we insert into the fat through small incisions in the skin. Fat is then removed with the vacuum like effect created by the suction. Using the cannula, the doctor creates small tunnels where the incisions are that allow us to remove the fat. These tunnels will disappear during the healing process and with the fat removed, the patient has a better, smoother shape. We perform this procedure with a local anesthetic. Patients report being completely comfortable during this surgery and usually do not remember anything.
We offer Mini Lipo and Mega Lipo Procedures at our facility in Macon, GA
Our Mini Lipo procedure is great for smoothing out problem areas our patients may have. This procedure covers less than normal or mega lipo and great for smaller or minimal areas of the body. There is virtually no downtime and it can be done as an office procedure.
During this procedure local anesthesia is used. The procedure can last up to an hour and the patient is totally awake the whole time. The amount of fat removed is typically less than 2.5 pounds from one area.
Most patients are able to resume their daily activities and return back to work the next day or even on the same day after this type of plastic surgery. There are also no restrictions for exercise, in fact patients are encouraged to start exercising within a few days after this procedure.
Once the procedure is over, a small bandage is placed on the area where the procedure was performed, and possibly a compression garment if needed. You will be able to return home straight after mini lipo. Recovery time is minimal and you will be able to return to work the next day. Final results should be seen within a few weeks after this plastic surgery procedure.
Mega Lipo is a larger procedure designed to remove a larger amount of fat from the patient. Popular areas for patients getting the Mega Lipo procedure are the stomach/abs, mons pubis (lower abdomen), back, love handles, outer thighs, back of the neck. The amount of fat removed from a mega lipo procedure is usually over 3 lbs.
A bonus capability of this procedure when we perform Mega Lipo in the stomach/ab area is that we can create 6 pack abs for patients without them ever needing to see the inside of a gym. We can shape and sculpt abs while removing fat.
Our cosmetic surgeon can also perform a Fat Transfer. This procedure involves removing fat from an area of the body and transferring it where the patient wants to achieve a naturally augmented look. Popular areas for people to transfer fat to are the breasts and butt.
Read more about fat transfer.
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