No matter if you’re wearing snow skis or water skis, year-round activities are abundant in Michigan. However, even with a healthy, active lifestyle many people have areas of unwanted fat that leave them feeling self-conscious.

Liposuction or “lipo” is a safe, minimally invasive cosmetic procedure used to remove localized fat deposits from the body through a small thin tube called a cannula. It is a popular and effective way to remove stubborn areas of fat and re-shape disproportionate body contours to a thinner, more flattering shape. Patients love how they look and feel after having liposuction with Dr. Julie Sofer.

Ideal Candidate for Liposuction

Significant amounts of fat can be removed by liposuction, but lipo is not a weight-loss method. Liposuction is ideal for patients who are within a healthy weight range and want to remove small, localized areas of fat that they cannot eliminate through exercise and nutrition alone. We at Dr. Julie Sofer Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Flint applaud your efforts to maintain a healthy lifestyle and believe liposuction can complete your look and help you achieve the slim, body contours you desire.

Body Areas That Benefit from Liposuction

Most individuals see the hips, thighs, abdomen and back as the popular areas that benefit from Liposuction. However, liposuction is also very beneficial for specific areas of the face. A thin face and strong jawline is a desirable facial contour for most men and women. Even very healthy, fit people can struggle with the look of a “double chin.” Facial liposuction can create beautiful contours of the face and neck to compliment the rest of your appearance. You’ll enjoy taking more selfies and the boost to your self-esteem.

Areas of the body that benefit liposuction include:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Knees
  • Calves
  • Ankles

What to Expect From Liposuction Surgery

The first step is a consultation with Dr. Sofer to discuss your areas of concern and specific body contouring goals. By doing this, Dr. Sofer is able to create a customized solution for you, providing compassionate care, a female touch and a skillful hand. To achieve the best body contouring results, liposuction may be used in multiple areas of the body. It can be performed alone or combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as a facelift, breast augmentation, or tummy tuck. Together you and Dr. Sofer will work to restore both your appearance and self-confidence.

Dr. Julie Sofer’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery performs liposuction on an outpatient basis at our comfortable surgery center in Grand Blanc. We choose from a variety of liposuction techniques to customize the best body contouring solution for you. New technologies have improved the accuracy of liposuction, making it less invasive and less painful than ever before. Dr. Sofer will explain your options and help select the one that will help you achieve your best results.

Liposuction Recovery

Dr. Sofer will let you know what to expect and give you instructions to help speed recovery and reduce complications. Depending on the areas treated and the specific type of liposuction used, recovery time will vary. Most patients experience mild swelling, bruising and discomfort in the treated areas. This usually subsides within 2-4 weeks. You may need to wear elastic bandages or a compression garment to help reduce these symptoms and provide support. Most patients are able to return to work and light activities within a few days. Exercise and strenuous activities should be avoided for 4-6 weeks. You will enjoy seeing the swelling and bruising fade as your final results begin to take shape. Your final results appear gradually throughout this time and may not be completely visible until 3-6 months after your procedure. Liposuction results can be permanent as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Why Consider a Liposuction with Dr. Sofer?

Liposuction can be a life-changing experience. For many men and women, leading a healthy lifestyle just isn’t enough to get rid of areas of stubborn fat. Liposuction creates beautiful body contours, enhances your overall appearance and restores your self-confidence. If you are considering having liposuction, please contact Dr. Julie Sofer Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Genesee County to schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Sofer. Call 248-721-9545 today.

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