Most people know what it is like to have stubborn deposits of fat in different parts of the body. Often, these fat deposits are unresponsive to diet and exercise. Through liposuction, it is possible to eliminate even the most stubborn areas of fat and tissue, resulting in a more streamlined and contoured appearance. Robert Frank MD Plastic Surgery provides liposuction to patients from the Frankfort, IL community.

The Benefits of Liposuction

Liposuction is one of the most-requested plastic surgery procedures, providing any qualified patient with a safe and effective way to enhance their physique and boost their self-confidence. Some of the benefits of liposuction include:

  • Targeted Precision: Liposuction can address fat deposits in various body areas, including the abdomen, thighs, and arms.
  • Safe and Painless: Targeting only fat cells, liposuction is a safe procedure that does not affect other areas of the body.
  • Permanent Results: Enjoy long-lasting results as liposuction permanently eliminates fat cells.
  • Beyond Diet and Exercise: Liposuction effectively addresses stubborn fat pockets resistant to traditional methods.

Am I a Good Candidate?

It is Generally Ideal For:

  • Patients with healthy skin and some remaining elasticity.
  • Individuals in overall good health with no serious health concerns.

It is Not So Great For:

  • Those with serious underlying health problems that complicate healing, such as diabetes.
  • Patients with poor skin elasticity.
  • Individuals without a stable, maintainable body weight.

How Old Do I Have to Be?

Being a candidate for liposuction is less about age and more about overall health and fitness. Patients who are at least 18 years old may qualify for safe, successful liposuction procedures.

Before and After – Results

Liposuction can have a transformative effect, offering natural-looking, confidence-boosting results. See what a difference liposuction made for a few past patients.

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The Procedure Process Explained

Plastic surgery is always tailored to address the specific needs and goals of the patient. In most cases, liposuction follows this basic trajectory:

The Consultation & Preparation

The process begins with a consultation, allowing Dr. Frank a chance to perform a physical evaluation, review medical images, and verify the patient’s candidacy for a safe, successful procedure. This is also a good opportunity for patients to ask any questions they have about liposuction. In some cases, Dr. Frank may advise patients to take particular steps to prepare for their surgery, like pausing certain supplements or medications.

What Is Surgery Like?

When patients arrive at the hospital for liposuction, they receive a warm welcome from the clinical care team and are taken to the operating room. General anesthesia is administered to ensure comfort and safety throughout the surgery.

Once the patient is fully sedated, Dr. Frank makes a small incision in the target treatment area. He then injects a fluid that helps release fat cells. A small tube called a cannula is inserted and used to suction out unwanted fat cells.

What Should I Expect in Terms of Recovery?

For most liposuction patients, recovery is easy. It is not unusual to be back to regular activities, minus strenuous physical exercise, within just two or three days. Dr. Frank advises wearing a compression garment for 4 to 6 weeks, ensuring the most toned, consistent results.

How Long Will My Results Last?

Liposuction permanently destroys fat cells, meaning the results can last indefinitely. To maintain their results, patients are advised to practice healthy habits, including regular exercise and sound nutrition. Weight fluctuations can potentially compromise the results of liposuction.

Why Choose Dr. Robert Frank?

Dr. Robert Frank is board-certified in plastic surgery. For more than 20 years, he has provided safe, effective aesthetic treatments to patients from Frankfort, IL, and the surrounding area. His training and certification denote the highest standards of patient care and safety.

You’re in Good Hands with Dr. Frank

Liposuction is a popular option for addressing stubborn fat pockets and achieving a more streamlined figure. Patients in Frankfort, IL entrust their liposuction needs to Robert Frank MD Plastic Surgery. To schedule a consultation, reach out to (219) 513-2011 today.