Liposuction in South Jersey
Are you plagued by stubborn, undesirable fat? This is a common complaint for many men and women looking to restore lost self-esteem through liposuction. South Jersey-based plastic surgeon Dr. Franckle works one on one with patients from his Voorhees office to ensure they receive optimal results and enhanced contouring. Oftentimes, these noticeable stubborn fat deposits are resistant to diet and exercise, leaving potential patients hopeless. Liposuction can address an almost limitless list of target areas, making each patient’s personal insecurity an opportunity for transformation. The results are a more slim, reshaped physique and balanced body proportions. This procedure is frequently done as a complement to a mommy makeover, breast augmentation, or tummy tuck.
Are You An Ideal Candidate?
Ideal candidates are those with realistic expectations and overall healthy body image. While liposuction will greatly enhance your physical appearance, individual results will vary. Before undergoing this procedure patients should meet the following criteria:
- You are within 30% of your ideal weight with firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone
- You are healthy without any illnesses or conditions that could impair healing
- You are no more than 20 pounds overweight and at a stable weight.
- You refrain from smoking
- You have a positive outlook and realistic goals
- You possess excess fat deposits that don’t respond to diet and exercise
Your individual procedure will largely depend on the target areas you wish to address. Liposuction is able to contour various areas of the body, even those least expected. Common treatment areas include:
- Love handles
Many patients opt for more than one incision site, often targeting areas on the upper back, upper arms, “muffin top,” or saddlebags.
Another common target area is the chin and neck. This is the best choice for patients who consistently complain about a natural double chin or unflattering excess fat. By suctioning out unwanted fat in this area, the face and chin appear more angular and sleek.
Common Procedure Pairings
Liposuction patients often opt for more than one procedure, usually addressing other areas that bring insecurity. For many women, this is a breast augmentation or tummy tuck. If the overall goal is to balance the body’s proportions, a breast enhancement can work to create a fuller bust line. If there is excess skin accompanied by fat pockets, a tummy tuck may be another suggested pairing. Since liposuction only works to address excess fat deposits, rather than loose skin, both may be necessary to achieve your desired outcome. This is especially common among new moms noticing the effects of pregnancy and childbirth on their body. Depending on your areas of interest, your doctor should be able to work with you to combine these procedures into a customized surgical plan.
Before surgery, your doctor will administer anesthesia to ensure comfort and safety throughout the procedure duration. You will likely select between local anesthesia, intravenous sedation, and general anesthesia.
Suction is at the core of this procedure. This calls for small, thin, blunt-tipped tubes called cannula that are then inserted through small incisions in the skin. First, your surgeon will infuse diluted anesthesia to reduce trauma or bleeding. The cannula will then be inserted beneath the skin to address fat deposits and suction them out. A controlled back and forth motion will be used to loosen excess fat deposits. The dislodged fat is then suctioned out of the body with the help of a surgical vacuum or syringe that is attached to the cannula.
What Is Recovery Like?
Immediately following your surgery you may notice leaking or draining fluids from the incision sites. This may call for a drainage tube depending on your doctor’s personal choice. To keep the skin compressed, special tight garments are necessary. Your doctor will likely recommend you wear these for a few weeks.
Similar to any intensive surgery, you will feel some pain once the anesthesia wears off. This may be coupled with some redness and swelling, which is completely normal and expected. The swelling may last a few weeks to months. As with any procedure, it’s extremely important to follow your doctor’s specific guidelines. While recovery will be more intense during the first two weeks, the process should ease between weeks two and six. As for results, you should expect to see accurate results after several months.
Will There Be Scarring?
Thanks to the limited size of incisions, scar size is also relatively small. This is where choosing an experienced, trusted surgeon is extremely important. The best plastic surgeons will have perfected their technique to ensure minimal scarring. Genetics play an important role, as scarring can largely be dependent on skin type and pigment. Most scarring will arise if larger cannula are used or if patients have darkly pigmented skin. Over time, most scarring will fade. After your procedure, you may notice two different types of scarring. These are true scars and dyschromia, which is a dark hyper or hypo pigmented spot on the skin. Most of the time incisions are purposely placed in hidden areas with the intent of keeping scarring discrete and virtually invisible. If the chosen target area has higher visibility, sometimes scarring is more likely. Just like any important step in your procedure, you should discuss and weigh the pros and cons with your surgeon prior to your procedure date.
Preparing For The Consultation
Before your consultation, it is advised that you come up with a list of intensive questions and concerns for your doctor to address. This is a crucial step in the overall process. Informed patients tend to have better outcomes, and your plastic surgeon should be able to soothe your anxieties before surgery. Ask questions ranging from how long the procedure takes to how long you should expect to be in recovery. Make sure you are on the same page with your doctor and can trust his or her technique and experience. Your surgeon should be able to explain your potential results in detail and work with you to mold a customized approach. Overall, you should trust your doctor’s advice and have the utmost confidence in your procedure.
Why Choose Dr. Franckle?
As a Board Certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Franckle holds a wide array of accolades that support his talent and experience in the realm of plastic surgery. By utilizing the most cutting-edge technology and up-to-date procedures, Dr. Franckle is able to ensure optimal results. With the use of a 3D imager, patients can be more informed about the potential appearance of their results, leading to higher rates of success and overall positive outcomes.
As a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, and myriad more, Dr. Franckle continues to prove his relevancy in the field. With countless procedures in his repertoire, he works to customize results to each individual. His success shines through his impressive award history, including winning the Top Physicians of 2009 The Art of Medicine Award. When patients are considering liposuction, South Jersey can turn to the experience and credentials of Dr. Franckle, located in Voorhees. He invites patients to browse the site for before and after photos and to contact Premier Plastic Surgery Arts today to schedule a free consultation!