According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), liposuction takes the lead as the top plastic surgery procedure selected by women and men in the United States. Many individuals in the Pennsylvania area choose Cross Plastic Surgery to undergo liposuction and achieve aesthetic goals unattainable by diet and exercise. As a recognized leader in the intricate field of liposuction, Dr. Kevin J. Cross has penned a chapter in the Cosmetic Surgery book and has advanced training in the area. Utilizing excellent care, skill and knowledge, the plastic surgeon will tailor the liposuction procedure to meet your specific concerns and overall image goals.
What Liposuction Treats
Liposuction (or lipoplasty) is a body-sculpting procedure we utilize to target and remove excess fat, essentially adding balance to your figure. This procedure can be applied to nearly any area of the body and is commonly used on multiple areas during an operation. The most common areas we target are the: stomach, hips, and inner or outer thighs. However other areas such as the buttocks, knees, arms, and chin frequently have liposuction performed upon them as well. Liposuction results in a slimmer and better proportioned figure. Liposuction is used effectively to reduce love handles, saddlebags, a double-chin, a bulge around the waistline, or other unsightly fatty deposits in order to develop a better shape and create a more symmetrical appearance.
We perform liposuction on healthy individuals who are around their ideal weight range. If you’ve had difficulty losing fat from stubborn areas, you may be a candidate for this procedure. There are various techniques utilized to perform liposuction, including: tumescent liposuction, laser liposuction and CoolSculpting®. During your consultation, a thorough exam and an in-depth discussion will help determine which method or methods are going to give you the best result and safest outcome. Dr. Cross will help determine the treatment option which is best for you, based on your goal and treatment plan.
What to Expect During your Liposuction Procedure
Just before your procedure, our friendly team will administer either a general or local anesthetic to promote comfort during treatment. During the liposuction procedure, Dr. Cross creates slight incisions which he inserts the cannula through to remove fatty tissue. As the surgeon expertly removes fat, your tissue is being re-sculpted and re-contoured to create more pleasing appearance. Dr. Cross administers liposuction utilizing the latest techniques which result in less swelling and quicker recovery time.
Following the liposuction procedure, patients may experience bruising, swelling and soreness which subside gradually as your body heals. The length of the recovery from liposuction will depend on how extensive of an operation the patient undergoes. A support garment is used for the first few weeks after the procedure. Patients usually experience only mild pain associated with this procedure and this can be treated effectively with oral medication. Patients are encouraged to walk the day of the procedure, resume most normal activities within a few days, and return to full exercising within two weeks.
You’ll notice firmer skin and an enhanced physique as swelling begins to subside. Our staff will schedule a follow-up visit with you prior to leaving our office.
Benefits of Liposuction
- Safe and effective fat removal method
- Improves and minimizes the appearance of cellulite
- Re-contours areas of the body not targeted by diet and exercise
- Can be paired with breast augmentation, mommy-makeovers and facial surgery
Why Choose Cross Plastic Surgery
As one of the premiere Liposuction providers in the Philadelphia, Villanova and Mainline areas, Dr. Kevin J. Cross has performed many successful procedures over the years. His dedication to excellence, advanced training and familiarity with various liposuction techniques make him one of the best in the field. If you’re interested in learning more about liposuction, please contact Cross Plastic Surgery for your complimentary consultation.