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Liposuction in Denver

Liposuction is a procedure that is intended to smooth the contours of the body. It also improves a patient’s aesthetic appearance by removing fat deposits from areas such as the abdomen, legs, arms, face, buttocks, and posterior flanks (love handles). If you are considering liposuction, Dr. Jennifer Emmett of Emmett Plastic Surgery in Lone Tree, performs liposuction for the residents of Denver, Centennial, and the surrounding communities in Colorado. She is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure that enhances the physical appearance of the body. It is a procedure best performed on individuals who are healthy, have good skin and muscle tone, and are committed to diet and exercise. Liposuction is not a substitute for weight reduction through healthy eating and exercising.

Liposuction provides a smooth, contoured body with minimal discomfort and bruising. It offers fast and speedy recovery so that you can go on living your life confidently and happily. Liposuction may be performed with other plastic surgery procedures, such as a tummy tuck or arm lift.

What is Involved in a Liposuction Procedure?

During liposuction, Dr. Emmett will eliminate excess fat from specific locations of the body, such as the thighs, buttocks, knees, belly, hips, chin, cheeks, and neck. Today’s liposuction procedure is nothing like procedures of the past. Dr. Emmett uses a number of improved techniques, such as ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (UAL) and power-assisted liposuction, to give her patients better results with minimal recovery time.

Who is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

Liposuction is not meant to replace regular exercise and eating healthy, so Dr. Emmett believes a good candidate for liposuction is someone who already lives a healthy lifestyle. Liposuction is good for people who have unwanted body fat that doesn’t respond to eating right and exercising.

Dr. Emmett is happy to meet with you in her Denver area plastic surgery office to discuss liposuction and any questions you may have about the procedure. She will explain that you should have realistic expectations about the procedure’s outcome. Dr. Emmett will tell you that liposuction is a great tool to enhance your confidence and appearance, but that it won’t make you a different person. You will need to think carefully about your reasons for wanting liposuction. Dr. Emmett is happy to talk about your background and goals with you.

The Liposuction Procedure

Dr. Emmett will typically begin your liposuction procedure by administering a local anesthetic, which is safe and effective. If large amounts of fat are going to be removed, or if you’d feel more comfortable sleeping through the procedure, a general anesthesia can be an option. During your liposuction procedure, Dr. Emmett will remove isolated fat deposits from targeted areas of your body to re-contour lumpy areas such as love handles or saddlebags. Sometimes, fat is removed from the neck to give more contour to the lower face.

Dr. Emmett will insert a narrow tube, called a cannula, through a small incision in the specified area. She will then vacuum the layer of fat out from underneath the skin. The tube is moved back and forth so that the fat cells break up and are easier to remove.

How Much Does Liposuction Cost?

The cost for liposuction depends on the size of the treatment areas. Insurance does not cover the cost of liposuction, so Dr. Emmett makes financing options available via CareCredit®, Key Bank, and Prosper® Healthcare Lending. She also accepts checks, cash, and major credit cards.

If you have any questions about liposuction on the face, neck, back, butt, thighs, arms, legs, or other parts of the body, contact Dr. Emmett at Emmett Plastic Surgery in Lone Tree today. She performs liposuction for patients in the Greater Denver and Centennial area and is happy to meet with you for a consultation.