Liposuction in Wichita, KS
Liposuction is the reduction of fat deposits in areas where fat may be difficult to remove with exercise or diet, promoting a more chiseled and contoured physique. Many patients enjoy leaner figures as fat deposits are destroyed, and a more defined silhouette is sculpted. Well-versed in multiple methods of liposuction, Dr. Conrad ensures an approach that is tailored to meet your most sought-after body goals.
Dr. Conrad’s commitment to exceptional plastic surgery and high-quality care is what makes popular procedures like liposuction unique and personalized for the needs of each patient.
Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?
The best candidates for liposuction are in good health and at or near their ideal weight. Candidates well-suited for liposuction are also non-smokers or those who are willing to quit smoking for some time before their surgery. Liposuction patients should have a positive and realistic outlook for their results.
Ideal candidates are generally looking for the aesthetic benefits of liposuction, such as the treatment of fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. Liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure, although minor weight loss may occur due to the removal of fat deposits. Patients needing removal of excess skin and fat may be a candidate to combine liposuction with a tummy tuck.
What Are the Different Liposuction Techniques?
Dr. Conrad’s deep understanding of liposuction is informed by his years of experience with unique and individualized cases. That is why Dr. Conrad has the ability to choose from a variety of techniques that effectively produce remarkable results.
- Power-assisted liposuction begins with twilight or general anesthesia. Power-assisted liposuction is a traditional form of liposuction that uses an oscillating tube (cannula) for fat tissue removal and sculpting.
- Suction-assisted liposuction begins with twilight or general anesthesia. Suction-assisted liposuction infuses the problem area with a carefully balanced solution of saline, lidocaine, and a vasoconstrictor before suctioning fat for a defined sculpt.
Dr. Conrad was an early user of ultrasonic-assisted liposuction which uses ultrasound waves to break up fat before it is suctioned out. Laser-assisted liposuction targets and dissolves fat.
While trendier liposuction techniques like Smartlipo® (laser-assisted liposuction) and VASERlipo® (ultrasound-assisted liposuction) are often promoted as less invasive alternatives, they are not necessarily more effective or efficient.
What Will My Liposuction Recovery Be Like?
Liposuction recovery typically takes between one and two weeks, but more strenuous and physically involved activities require at least three to six weeks before you can safely return. Compression garments that minimize swelling and bruising are often required for optimal recovery. For the fastest and most comprehensive recovery, it is important to follow Dr. Conrad’s guidelines.
When Will I See My Liposuction Results?
Liposuction results can take several months before they reach their peak visibility. Patients can expect their liposuction results to be long-lasting due to liposuctions’ ability to remove fat cells permanently. However, if a healthy lifestyle is not maintained after surgery, the results of liposuction could be reversed.