Liposuction Surgery

Liposuction surgery is a minimally-invasive body sculpting procedure created to improve the shape and contour of your figure. By removing unwanted fat in a target area, liposuction can bring out your body’s beautiful form, eliminating any stubborn fatty tissue that is resistant to exercise and diet. This procedure, also known as liposculpture or lipo, can restore your body’s youthful curves when performed by a skilled professional at Bucks County Plastic Surgery & Dermatology.

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This cosmetic procedure is extremely safe and can produce excellent results that permanently change the shape of your body. Liposuction can create dramatic results on its own, though it is often performed along with or as part of other cosmetic procedures, such as abdominoplasty, tummy tuck surgery or breast augmentation for optimal results.

By choosing to undergo liposuction surgery, you can have fat removed from areas of your body such as:

  • Thighs
  • Knees
  • Buttocks
  • Waist
  • Hips
  • Abdomen
  • Chin
  • Cheeks
  • Neck
  • Upper Arms

Candidates for Liposuction

The best candidate for liposuction will be in overall good health and frustrated with isolated areas of excess fat. Patients seeking youthful contours and a reinvigorating change to their body can find significant benefits with liposuction. Dr. Skalicky and Dr. Shafran’s liposuction procedures are performed on an outpatient basis at Bucks County Plastic Surgery & Dermatology, which are located near Doylestown, King of Prussia and Newtown. The surgery will take from one to three hours to complete, depending on the size and number of areas treated.

SmartLipo by Cynosure

As a top-of-the-line SmartLipo machine developer, Cynosure specializes in delivering laser and light-based aesthetic systems that transform the way liposuction surgery is performed. Thanks to Cynosure, SmartLipo is now an easy procedure that helps to eliminate things like “love handles,” “bat wings,” “saddlebags,” “muffin tops” and jowls that often don’t respond to exercise and diet. With SmartLipo by Cynosure, these areas improve significantly and bring about greater results, minimal downtime and less pain than traditional liposuction.

Since SmartLipo works by tightening the skin through heating the dermis, patients don’t have to worry at all about dimpling or sagging. And with SmartLipo Triplex, you can take advantage of the latest generation of laser-assisted lipolysis. This innovative technology exclusively offered through Cynosure delivers an excellent blend of two laser wavelengths for tissue tightening, fat removal and safe results. With this procedure, you’re in the doctor’s office one day and impressing everybody the next. It’s time to take action and transform both your body and your life with SmartLipo from Cynosure!

The Procedure

Liposuction surgery is performed through small incisions, which are placed in inconspicuous areas, such as the natural creases of the skin. Dr. Skalicky and Dr. Shafran use the super wet technique in which a solution containing saline, Lidocaine, and epinephrine are first injected into the treatment area, causing your body’s fat to become swollen and firm. A small cannula, or hollow tube, and suction device are then used to remove the fat from the targeted area. The super wet technique allows for larger volumes of fat to be safely removed without the need for blood transfusions.

The recovery after liposuction usually takes about just one week. Patients may experience some temporary numbness, soreness and, possibly, a burning sensation. Dr. Skalicky and Dr. Shafran strive to relieve your discomfort with appropriate pain medications, allowing you to have a comfortable recovery.

Bruising and swelling after liposuction are common, though these side effects tend to be minimized with the super wet technique. A compression garment, similar to a girdle, may need to be worn for several weeks post-operatively. Most patients feel will feel well enough to return to school or jobs that do not require vigorous activities in about one week. Exercise, heavy lifting and strenuous movement should be postponed for up to four weeks.

If you are interested in learning more about liposuction surgery, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Skalicky and Dr. Shafran by contacting Bucks County Plastic Surgery & Dermatology. Patients are encouraged to call one of our locations in King of Prussia, Newtown and Doylestown, or fill out a contact form on our website.


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