Liposuction, or lipo, is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in Raleigh and across the country. Although it’s not a substitute for diet and exercise, liposuction is helpful in removing localized fat deposits that don’t seem affected by other weight loss techniques. If you’re at a healthy and stable weight but still have stubborn fat you’d like to get rid of, liposuction may be a good option for you.
Liposuction can remove fat deposits from many areas of the body, including the abdomen, buttocks, legs, arms, breasts, back, and neck. There are two liposuction techniques: suction-assisted liposuction and ultrasound-assisted liposuction. During suction-assisted liposuction, a solution of saline, water, and anesthesia is injected into the fat cells that will be removed. Then, using a cannula similar to an IV needle, Dr. Ortiz removes the fat cells.
During your consultations, Dr. Ortiz will provide a more in-depth look at how the procedure is performed and the results you can expect. Following liposuction, you may experience some bruising and swelling, but once the healing is complete, you'll have minimal scarring and a downtime of less than two weeks. Dr. Ortiz also performs lipo 360, which is liposuction around the entire torso instead of just on the abdomen or back. You can find more information about lipo in our liposuction FAQs.
For those at a healthy weight who just want a little help improving their figure, liposuction is a great option. Dr. Ortiz has helped countless men and women smooth their figure and boost their confidence with liposuction. His goal is to educate you about every step of the procedure and keep you informed so you always feel comfortable. Ready to discuss liposuction? The cost of a liposuction with North Raleigh Plastic Surgery is $5,985 - $8,610. Schedule your personalized consultation at our Raleigh plastic surgery center by calling us at 919-532-2270 or send us an email using our easy-to-use online contact form below.
46 year old female who was interested in abdominoplasty, circumferential trunk liposuction and breast implant exchange with life. The patient stated that she had always had “belly fat” around her midsection, and that this worsened after having 3 children. She also had bilateral breast augmentation with saline implants in 1996 at which time she had saline implants (approx 500cc) placed. She was interested in replacement with silicone implants and mastopexy once she is healed from the abdominoplasty. She felt that, over time, her breasts began to sag.
Procedures performed: Abdominoplasty, Lipo 360, Bilateral Breast Implant Exchange with Breast Lift
Implant Type: Smooth round moderate plus profile boost silicone gel implant
Implant Size: 590cc
52 year old female who was seen for a chief complaint of a raised and pinched scar, located on the right inferior medial lower back. She previously had a full abdominoplasty, and then had liposuction by another surgeon to remove more fat from her back. She was not pleased with the results, and saw another surgeon who performed an excision of the scar that extended to her lower flanks bilaterally. Excess skin and fat near the scars caused the area to bulge. She wanted to have this corrected.
BMI = 30.5
Procedures performed: Liposuction and scar revision
40 year old female who was seen for a chief complaint of body contour deformity. She cited excess fat of the abdomen, arms, back, flanks, left breast, right breast, and upper outer quadrant of breast to the anterior axillary roll; as well as skin laxity of the abdomen. She also brought attention to a dorsal nasal hump that she wanted to have reduced.
39-year-old female, who had gained a moderate amount of weight over the past year (about 10 lbs), presented for evaluation with desires to rejuvenate the appearance of her abdomen and waist.
Weight: 170 pounds. BMI: 27.
Liposuction to circumferential trunk and upper back
34 year old female who presented for evaluation due to concerns about the shape of her waist and the desire to get rid of a buttock lipoma. The patient felt that despite having a healthy lifestyle she was unable to obtain the desired shape of her waist. Weight 170 pounds. Height 5 feet 5 inches. BMI: 28
29 year old female who desired to improve the appearance of the hips and buttocks. The patient was concerned about the “flatness” on her hips and how her buttocks have become “droopy” after 15 lbs. weight loss. The patient desired more fullness of her buttocks and rounder hips. Procedures: Liposuction to flanks, hips, upper back and arms; Brazilian Butt Lift. Weight: 132 pounds. BMI: 23
31-year-old female who presents for evaluation due to the fact that she doesn’t have a significant amount of volume on her buttocks. Would like to have a narrower waist and more projection to the buttocks. Procedures: Liposuction, Brazilian Butt Lift. Weight: 135 pounds. BMI: 21
42-year-old female who presented for evaluation due to having an 80 lbs weight loss. The patient feels that despite adequate diet and exercise she is unable to achieve the desired contour in her torso and breasts. She desired her breasts to be perkier, seated higher on her chest, and the excess abdominal skin and fat to be removed to improve her waistline. Procedures performed: Tummy Tuck, Breast Lift, Liposuction, and Brazilian Butt Lift.
Weight 197 pounds. Height 5 feet 6 inches. BMI: 32
34-year-old male who has a healthy weight, participates in sports, and maintain physical fitness, desired improved waistline. He underwent circumferential trunk liposuction.
Weight: 187 pounds
Procedure performed: Lipo 360
50-year-old female who, despite adequate diet and exercise, was not able to get rid of her
“belly” and her belly button. The patient was noted to have a hernia in the umbilicus.
Approach: Lower transverse incision and umbilical reconstruction.
Technique: Abdominoplasty with immediate umbilical hernia repair and liposuction of the trunk
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