Liposuction in Evansville and Jasper, IN
Many of our patients the tri-state area of Southern Indiana, Northern Kentucky, and Illinois have excess fat on their thighs, abdomen, or buttocks that doesn’t seem to go away no matter how much they diet and exercise.Liposuction performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ryan Flannagan at Flannagan Plastic Surgery could be the solution for all Evansville and Jasper residents who want to eliminate fat in unwanted areas and achieve a fitter appearance.
What is a Liposuction Procedure?
Liposuction is performed to permanently remove fat cells from certain areas of the body such as the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks. These fat cells are removed via a suctioning technique performed with the use of a very thin tube known as a cannula. The body cannot grow new fat cells, meaning that lipo provides near permanent results.
Benefits of Liposuction
There are a number of benefits to liposuction, including:
- Providing a more fit, toned appearance
- Eliminating sagging skin
- Liposuction may be performed on a number of body areas
Is Liposuction Right for Me?
While liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic procedures and is a safe, effective treatment for excess fat, it is not for everyone. It is important to consider many factors when determining the right cosmetic treatment for you. Dr. Flannagan does not recommend liposuction for individuals who:
- Want to lose weight
- Have significant excess skin
- Want to remove cellulite
- Want to significantly recontour the body
It is of utmost importance to understand that liposuction is not a replacement for diet and exercise. Liposuction is most effective in individuals that have a small amount of stubborn fat which seems resistant to natural methods, such as a healthy routine. If you are going through a weight loss journey, it is important to wait until your weight stabilizes before getting any cosmetic procedures. Dr. Flannagan will consider the amount of fat left on the body and any excess skin as the result of weight loss when determining your candidacy. Dr. Flannagan only performs liposuction on individuals who are in generally good health and in a healthy weight range.
How Long Does Liposuction Take?
The length of the procedure is dependent on the area being treated and how much fat needs to be removed. Liposuction is typically done in about one to three hours.
How Will I Feel After Liposuction?
This is dependent on the amount of fat being removed from the body. If a small problem area is being treated, you will likely feel pretty normal after the procedure. If a large amount of fat was removed, you may feel lightheaded and/or dizzy for a few days. Dr. Flannagan will give you a full aftercare plan before your liposuction appointment.
Elements of a Liposuction
You’ll need a general anesthesia for this procedure. Next, a series of small incisions will be made, allowing the cannula to be inserted beneath the skin. Dr. Flannagan will use a back-and-forth motion to break up fat cells so they can be suctioned through the tube and into an external container. Small stitches will be used to close the skin incisions.
How Long is the Recovery After a Liposuction Procedure?
You’ll want to take it easy for a week or so after liposuction. Light activity such as walking is permitted, but you should avoid jogging, lifting weights, or other strenuous forms of exercise. Gradually increase your activity level as you are able until you are back to normal again. This could take anywhere from six to eight weeks, depending on the amount of fat you have removed and the area of the body where lipo was performed.
How Much Does a Liposuction Procedure Cost?
The first step in determining your cost is to schedule a liposuction consultation at Flannagan Plastic Surgery. This will allow us to develop a custom treatment program as well as a detailed cost analysis. We will then go over this cost analysis item by item to ensure you fully understand each item listed. After that, our team will work out the best financing option for your needs and budget. Most of our patients use a combination of the following to pay for their procedures:
- Personal or cashier’s checks
- American Express
- CareCredit® Financing
Why Choose Flannagan Plastic Surgery?
Flannagan Plastic Surgery offers safe and effective liposuction procedures to residents of Evansville and Jasper and the surrounding cities. If you are in the tri-state area of Indiana, Northern Kentucky or Illinois, contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ryan Flannagan at Flannagan Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation and learn how liposuction can help you tighten and tone your body.