Liposuction with Dr. Ellen

Women are often bothered by small pockets of fat that cannot be removed through diet and exercise alone. If you’re one of these women, you should consider a visit to our Bloomfield Hills, MI plastic surgery practice. Dr. Ellen performs liposuction for women to slenderize and create a more feminine silhouette. A slender body can lead to increased comfort during daily activity and self-confidence. Liposuction can be done alone or at the same time as another procedure such as a tummy tuck, breast reduction, or facelift.

Body Slimming With Liposuction

As one of the few female board certified plastic surgeons near the Detroit area, plastic surgeon Dr. Ellen understands the needs of women who undergo liposuction. Women in the Detroit area often undergo liposuction to contour the:

  • abdomen and midsection
  • thighs
  • flanks or “love handles”
  • upper arms

Common Questions About Liposuction For Women

What Areas Of The Body Can Benefit From Liposuction?

Though liposuction can be performed on almost any part of the body, women usually have specific areas they want to slim down with liposuction procedures. Surgery can preserve the hourglass feminine shape, while slimming down the thighs, buttocks or abdomen. You may choose to focus on one area of the body or several areas at once. Talking with your doctor about your concerns and goals during consultation will help you decide which areas to treat.

Can I Undergo Liposuction Surgery?

Women who are near their ideal, healthy body weight but are struggling with problem areas are usually good candidates for liposuction. It is also important to be a nonsmoker and have good skin elasticity, as these will promote proper healing and results. Understanding your body contouring goals and being optimistic about results will help you to be a successful candidate for liposuction.

How Is Liposuction Performed In Bloomfield Hills, MI?

In your consultation with Dr. Ellen, you will discuss your aesthetic goals and she will discuss the treatment sites of your individualized body to get you the results you are looking for. The procedure itself can last from 45 minutes to two hours, depending on the patient and the treatment site. For your comfort during surgery, you will be given anesthesia or sedation depending on what your doctor recommends. To begin, Dr. Ellen will first make one or two small incisions at the treatment site. Through these incisions, she will insert a thin tube called a cannula, which will suction out the fat.

Dr. Ellen can also perform this procedure in combination with Renuvion for optimal results. Learn more about the Renuvion procedure here.

What Will My Aftercare Steps Be Following Liposuction?

Dr. Ellen will likely ask you to wear a compression garment for a time to promote the proper healing of your new body contours. Drainage tubes may be placed to drain excess fluids away from the incisions. Some redness, bruising, or swelling may occur, which may take several weeks to subside. Any discomfort that occurs can be controlled with pain medication. You will have to limit your activity for several days, but you will be expected to walk shortly after surgery. As swelling decreases, you will be able to see the results of your liposuction procedure. It may take swelling a few months to completely resolve and your final results to show.

How Long Will Liposuction Results Last?

Because liposuction removes fat cells, results in the treated area are permanent. However, your body contours may fluctuate if weight is gained, or due to aging, pregnancy, and hereditary or lifestyle factors.

Liposuction patients should practice healthy habits to maintain a stable weight in order to maintain their surgery results. In the case that weight is gained, fat will not be stored in the treatment area, rather, they will be stored in other areas of the body. Maintaining a stable weight through regular exercise and a healthy diet can help to ensure lasting results from liposuction.

After your procedure, you will be required to return to Dr. Ellen’s office for follow-up evaluations to ensure that your incisions are healing properly. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have any concerns or questions.

Contact Us To Learn More

Dr. Ellen and her staff are eager to hear from you about your Bloomfield Hills, MI liposuction goals and to share with you how liposuction may help you achieve them. As a female plastic surgeon, Dr. Ellen’s understanding of your body and needs make her an ideal doctor for your liposuction procedure. Our Bloomfield Hills practice is located just 25 miles north of Detroit and 6 miles north of Royal Oak, Michigan. Dr. Ellen services many patients from Troy, Rochester Hills, Sterling Heights, Bloomfield and Farmington Hills. Please send an email to our staff so they can answer your questions, or call us to schedule an appointment at 248-220-6760.