Liposuction is a procedure that removes focal areas of fat on the body. It is most effective in healthy patients with good skin tone and discrete, localized areas of stubborn fat that are refractory to diet and exercise. These “trouble spots” of fat can be removed with liposuction.
Dr. Cindy Wu will provide a comprehensive and personalized consultation which includes a detailed patient history, physical examination, and treatment options. She will tailor each consultation according to the individual patient’s desires and aesthetic goals.
Liposuction is a very common procedure, but should always be performed by a board certified plastic surgeon experienced in this treatment. Results from this procedure can vary depending on the experience level of the physician. Dr. Cindy Wu is very experienced in providing liposuction procedures on both men and women and she consistently provides exceptional results for her patients in Cary, Raleigh, the surrounding areas of North Carolina, and across the nation.
Liposuction is performed in our fully accredited surgery center under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. The procedure length varies depending on how many areas are treated with liposuction. In general, after liposuction patients may return to work within 1 week. Swelling will continue to decrease with time. The scars will continue to heal, and will become thinner and lighter in color at around 12-18 months.
Meet with Dr. Cindy Wu to discover how liposuction can help to achieve the body contour you desire.
Liposuction of the Abdomen
The fat in the upper and lower abdominal regions are frequent trouble areas for both women and men. This area is very difficult to improve with lifestyle modifications. Consequently, people look to targeted fat removal with liposuction to achieve a flatter abdominal contour. Liposuction of the abdomen is ideal for people who are at their goal weight who want a focal area of fat reduction and do not need to have skin removed along with the fat. Where the skin is sagging or there is an excess of skin, then an abdominoplasty is often the solution. Dr. Cindy Wu is very experienced in advising patients in whether abdominal liposuction alone will resolve their concerns or whether they need to consider surgical removal of excess skin as well.
Liposuction of the Arms
Liposuction of the arms removes the excess fat in the underarm region that can be difficult to target with diet and exercise. Arm liposuction helps sculpt the arms so that you can enjoy a leaner, toned appearance. This procedure is popular with both men and women as it can make a dramatic impact on the shape of the arm. This can be done as a stand-alone procedure or in conjunction with an upper arm lift where excess skin is also removed. Dr. Cindy Wu is a fellowship trained aesthetic body plastic surgeon and has performed this procedure on many patients.
Liposuction of the Breast/Chest
For women who want a modest breast size reduction, liposuction of the breasts can be an option in select candidates. Liposuction of the breast targets the fatty tissue in the breasts. The proportion of fatty tissue to breast tissue is one determinant of whether you are a candidate for this procedure. Dr. Cindy Wu can determine whether you are a candidate for liposuction or whether you require a surgical surgical breast reduction to achieve your aesthetic goals. Her experience and training in breast surgery give her the expertise to select the most appropriate procedures for here patients.
For men who desire a flatter chest contour, liposuction of the chest can remove the overlying fat to reveal the underlying pectoralis muscles. In some men, removal of this fatty tissue requires an excision as well as liposuction to achieve the best result. Men having this procedure experience a redefinition of their pectoral area resulting in a more positive feeling of confidence in their appearance.
Liposuction of the Chin
Liposuction of the chin is designed to remove the unwanted pocket of fat under the chin (submental), over the neck muscle. This extra fat can be difficult to remove with diet and exercise, and non-invasive fat reduction techniques can take several treatments. Submental liposuction is designed to give you a more slender and youthful neck contour and is reported be one of the most rewarding plastic surgical procedures as it generally makes such a visible and immediate change to the chin and upper neck. Dr. Cindy Wu regularly performs this procedure for both male and female patients.
Liposuction of the Thighs
Liposuction of the thighs can remove unwanted fatty deposits in the inner or outer thighs, which are frequently diet and exercise resistant. Removal of this excess fat is designed to achieve a sleeker, toned appearance to the legs. Liposuction of the thighs can be performed alone or in conjunction with a surgical thigh lift. Dr. Cindy Wu can determine which procedure or combination of procedures will be meet each patient’s goals.