Liposuction in O'Fallon, Missouri (MO)

Known also as lipoplasty, liposuction is a procedure used to extract excess fat deposits and improve the body’s contours. In order to remove these deposits, a metal tube (cannula) is guided through an incision made in the skin and inserted between the skin and the muscle, where the fat deposits are located. The cannula is hooked up to a suction pump that sucks out the fat. And as the cannula is steered through, it creates small tunnels through the fatty layers.  Following surgery these channels collapse, resulting in a better contour. 

Today, there are a variety of liposuction techniques that can be used, including:

  • Lipotherme
  • CoolLipo
  • SmartLipo
  • Laser liposuction
  • LipoLite
  • Vaser liposelection

All of these methods can be used to diminish localized fat deposits located in the:
  • Upper arms
  • Back
  • Thighs
  • Hips and buttocks
  • Waist and abdomen
  • Chest
  • Face (e.g. chin and cheeks)
  • Neck
  • Inner knee
  • Calves and ankles

While liposuction has its advantages, it is not an effective treatment for cellulite and obesity, nor should it substitute a healthy diet and exercise. The new body shape that is seen after liposuction is more or less permanent. The fat deposits that are removed during the procedure do not grow back; however, if the patient gains a considerable amount of weight, new fat cells can develop in the treated area. On the other hand, if the patient gains only a small amount of weight, the existing fat cells will get bigger as fat gathers in them, and this can mean that the persons figure will still hold the new body shape, only it will be a slightly larger version.  Also to be considered is the aging process, which will play a factor in how the body changes its shape years after the procedure.  

Depending on the patient, one or more sessions may be necessary. This is because there is a maximum amount of fat that should be removed on a single day to reduce the risk of serious complications, and it is 6 to 8 pounds. If more than eight pounds of fat need to be removed, multiple liposuction procedures will be performed, and they will be spaced out over a period of 3 to 4 weeks. After liposuction, the patient will see some results but not as much as will be seen within one to three months when postoperative swelling has gone down, the tunnels created in the fat have collapsed and healing has occurred. 

About Laser Lipo & Vein Center

We are a medical practice that incorporates advanced and innovative medical technology into a elegant, relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Located in O’Fallon, MO, just minutes from St. Louis County and just past the new outlet malls in the Valley, our Vein and Laser Lipo Clinic treats under-appreciated vein disease.  Vein disease treatment starts with a comprehensive evaluation by ultrasound of the venous circulation in your lower extremities. Our Laser Lipo & Vein C in St. Louis is the only practice in the area that accepts and is credentialed with all of the insurance carriers in the region.

Featured Specialist for Liposuction in O'Fallon, MO

Laser Lipo & Vein Center

Thomas Wright, MD FACPh, FACP

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1630 Market Center Boulevard
Suite 201
O'Fallon, MO 63368

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