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5818 Harbour View Blvd, Suite 200
Suffolk, Virginia 23435
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Liposuction
Liposuction is wonderful, predictable way to get rid of excess fat in specific areas. Although as much as 15 lbs can be safely removed in one setting it should not be considered a weight loss operation. Suction lipectomy is generally done as an outpatient when less than 5 lbs of fat (think 20 sticks of butter) are removed. Patients usually bounce back quickly and are back to work and extracurricular activities soon.
These two patients demonstrate two sides of the same coin. Excess fat on the hips and lateral thighs causes the typical "violin" shape. In addition, both patients have too much fat on the inner thighs and the first patient before surgery does not have a distinct buttock fold. After surgery the violin shape has been replaced by a natural, pleasing contour. The inner and outer thighs have been thinned and the first patient has a normal buttock fold. These patients also demonstrate the minimal scarring typical of liposuction which is done through small incisions hidden in normal skin creases.
As a general rule younger patients are considered the best candidates for liposuction because the elasticity of their skin in the best. However, patients in the thirties, forties, and even selected patients in their fifties can benefit from liposuction.
A patient in her thirties showing benefits of liposuction
This patient in her fifties had good skin tone and responded very nicely to liposuction.
When patients have excellent abdominal muscle tone liposuction can help get rid of the localized excess fat as demonstrated in these two patients.
Liposuction of the neck can produce dramatic effects in patients with good skin tone. This procedure has the added advantage of being able to be performed safely in the office setting thereby offering savings in time and cost.
When patients have excellent abdominal muscle tone liposuction can help get rid of the localized excess fat as demonstrated in these two patients.
"Liposuction has allowed me to reshape my body in a way that I could have never accomplished through exercise and weight loss. It's made such a difference in the way my clothes fit and has allowed me to wear more fitted styles that I couldn't before. It has also inspired me to continue my regular exercise and sensible diet in order to refine and build on the successful results of my liposuction. I'm very pleased with my liposuction results and would highly recommend Dr. Merrell to anyone considering this surgery."