Seattle Liposuction Expert – Dr. Jan Zemplenyi Also serving the Bellevue, Tacoma area
Over the past two decades body liposuction (also known as lipo-contouring, lipoplasty and lipo-sculpting or body sculpturing) has become the most common and popular cosmetic operation performed in the United States. Performing liposuction with state of the art technology since 1998, Dr. Zemplenyi achieves lasting re-contouring to shape and refine those parts of your body resistant to weight loss and exercise. In selected individuals the increased precision and skin tightening capability of laser-assisted liposuction with Smartlipo TRIPLEXTM increases the number of people who can benefit from liposuction for further firming and targeted shaping.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a technique for permanent removal of fatty deposits through very small skin incisions. Childbirth, the passing of years and genetics all contribute to localized fat accumulations. Liposuction is especially effective in removing and contouring the resulting expanded waistlines, love handles, saddle bags and bra rolls that weight loss and exercise alone do not reshape.
Liposuction for Men and Women
In women, the most common areas for liposuction (lipocontouring, fat removal) are the tummy, saddle bags and thighs. In men, common areas include “love handles”, abdomen, and breasts (gynecomastia) — for reduction of the male breast. Women too can reduce breast volume through liposuction without the long incisions of breast reduction. Ideal candidates for liposuction are healthy people with firm, elastic skin who have localized areas of fatty deposits. However, somewhat overweight people can also benefit from the contouring and skin tightening improvements liposuction offers.
Is Liposuction an Alternative to Exercise and Weight Loss?
Fat cells extracted by liposuction are permanently removed and do not appear to recur in most patients. However, it is important to maintain a stable weight following the procedure because weight gain will cause remaining fat cells elsewhere to increase in size. Liposuction is definitely not an alternative to weight loss or exercise.
Pre-Liposuction/Body Contouring Consultation
During your consultation for liposuction, Dr. Zemplenyi will address your cosmetic concerns and will discuss whether liposuction may be the right solution for you. He feels it is extremely important for you to have realistic goals and expectations and understand the risks of liposuction so that you are empowered to make an informed decision about the custom tailored procedure that best fits your individual needs. Liposuction is best employed as a body contouring technique as opposed to a weight-loss procedure.
Liposuction Surgery & Anesthesia
Performed in our state-licensed and Medicare-certified Bel-Red Ambulatory Surgical Facility, our technique offers the choice of local anesthesia while awake or sedation “twilight sleep” for maximum comfort and safety. Since all levels of anesthesia are available, we are able to tailor the technique to a person’s needs and preferences.
After Your Lipoplasty/Body Lipocontouring
Following liposuction patients are encouraged to walk the night of surgery, with most patients able to return to work within two to four days and resume some exercise in about two weeks. In order to promote contouring of the sculpted areas, patients wear a compressive garment continuously during the first one to two weeks and then at night for the subsequent two weeks. Patients are seen for a check-up in about one week.
As healing takes place, the skin and surrounding area will remodel and adjust to your new body contour over the next few months. Since remodeling is a gradual process, it can sometimes take up to 6 months for full improvement.