Oakland County Surgeon Answers Liposuction FAQs

Oakland County Surgeon Answers
Liposuction FAQs


How is Liposuction Performed?

Liposuction is the surgical removal of excess pockets of body fat with a thin, tube-like instrument called a cannula. The cannula is inserted into the fat layer of the skin, where it is gently moved back and forth to break up unwanted fatty deposits. The fat is then sucked out through the tube – sculpting bulging, fatty areas into smooth, attractive contours.

What is Tumescent Liposuction?

Tumescent liposuction is the newest technology in liposuction – which is less invasive than older liposuction methods. Only a local anesthetic is needed, and a very minute incision is all that is required. Tumescent liposuction results in faster recovery, less bleeding, swelling and bruising, and smoother, more beautiful result.

Is Liposuction Safe?

Minimally invasive tumescent liposuction performed with local anesthetic is an incredibly safe procedure for healthy men and women. As with any medical procedure, there are always some risks and potential complications. But hiring a skilled board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali – who has performed thousands of liposuction procedures – ensures that greatly lessen any risks.

When you schedule your consultation with Dr. Ali he will ensure you are physically fit to undergo surgery, and fully discuss any potential risks, if any, so you can make an informed decision.

How Long does Liposuction Take?

The length of your liposuction procedure will depend upon the number of areas to be treated and the amount of fat that needs to be removed. Most liposuction procedures last between 45 minutes and 2 ½ hours. Usually up to three to four areas can safely be done with a single liposuction procedure – meaning most patients only need one surgery for all treatment areas.

When will I see Liposuction Results?

The fat will be immediately and permanently removed at the time of the procedure – but swelling can make it hard to see right away. Usually by 3 weeks much of the swelling has subsided – so typically you will see the results within one month. Complete and finally results, however, may take up to 6 months or more – depending on the skin’s elasticity, the amount of fat removed and how much swelling occurred. Dr. Ali will thoroughly discuss expectations with you during your consultation, prior to your liposuction.

Best Oakland County Liposuction

Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women and men in Birmingham, Rochester Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Auburn Hills and across Oakland County love their bodies with tumescent liposuction. He will be happy to offer you a consultation to help you understand your options. Dr. Ali will consider all aspects of your body proportions, the amount of fat, your lifestyle, your age and your goals in order to ensure the best liposuction results for you.Financing options are also available!

And remember, liposuction financing options are also available!

Call Oakland County Surgeon Dr. Ali for a Liposuction Consultation: 248-335-7200