Liposuction in Northborough
Even individuals who are strict about diet and exercise may struggle with stubborn pockets of fat. If you are bothered or embarrassed about fat that just doesn’t seem to go away, Northborough plastic surgeon Dr. Cynthia Poulos is pleased to tell you about liposuction. A safe and effective body contouring procedure, liposuction has a proven track record of beautiful and stunning results. With liposuction, Dr. Poulos can skillfully sculpt one or more areas of your body for a slimmer and more proportionate physique.
Dr. Cynthia Poulos: Northborough’s Award Winning Surgeon
Choosing a qualified board certified plastic surgeon is the best thing you can do to ensure a successful liposuction procedure. As a Diplomate of both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Poulos stays up-to-date on the latest methods and technologies available in liposuction. Unlike many other plastic surgeons that offer only one form of liposuction, Dr. Poulos is knowledgeable and skilled in various techniques, including tumescent, ultrasound and laser-assisted liposuction. In some cases, Dr. Poulos combines several techniques, depending on the patient’s personal needs and desired outcome. Relying on her technical skill and natural artistic eye, Dr. Poulos will sculpt your body to deliver slimming results that will help you feel confident in your skin.
Are You a Candidate for Liposuction?
Liposuction can be used to eliminate fat on the following body areas:
- Upper arms
- Inner and outer thighs
- Chest area
- Inner knees
- Chin and neck
Contrary to what many people believe, liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. Instead, the procedure reduces small pockets of fat that are unresponsive to diet and exercise efforts. For best results, patients should be at or near their ideal weight and have good skin elasticity and muscle tone. Dr. Poulos will design your treatment plan after evaluating your anatomy, aesthetic concerns and goals.
Liposuction is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia, depending on the specific technique used. Traditional liposuction involves removing excess fat cells via a thin tube and gentle suction. Dr. Poulos creates tiny incisions in strategic areas to minimize visible scarring. To ensure noticeable yet natural-looking results, Dr. Poulos is careful to not overcorrect or under-correct the treatment area. Once she is finished removing the desired amount of fat, Dr. Poulos will close the incisions and place a compression garment to support the healing tissues.
Dr. Poulos will be actively involved in your recovery, meeting with you regularly to monitor your healing progress. Bruising, swelling and soreness are normal during the first few weeks of recovery, but these symptoms will subside over time. Dr. Poulos may prescribe oral pain medication and make adjustments to your recovery to minimize discomfort. She will also advise you on when it is safe to resume normal activities, including work and exercise, based on your healing progress.
Results with liposuction are considered to be permanent. Once the fat cells are removed, they cannot grow back. However, because future weight gain is still possible, Dr. Poulos recommends you maintain your slimmer physique by making healthy lifestyle choices (e.g., eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly).
Vaser liposuction of any area
Dr. Poulos’ expertise in body sculpting truly shines with Ultrasound Assisted surgery. The brand-new VASER liposuction device allows Dr. Poulos to remove fat and precisely contour an area of the body while preserving important tissue and nerve connections. According to a recent study, the VASER significantly limits the loss of blood during liposuction procedures when compared to traditional liposuction treatments alone. This advancement reduces bruising and swelling, speeds patient recovery time, and produces a smoother result.
VASER liposuction is performed under local anesthesia in our in-office surgical suite. VASER liposuction can be done on any area of the body where traditional liposuction is performed.
In addition, the less-invasive nature of VASER liposuction makes for a better choice for patients who are electing liposuction on more delicate or thin-skinned areas of the body, such as the chin, neck, inner thigh, or upper arms.
Arm Lipo (no visible incisions)
To discuss your liposuction options with our board certified plastic surgeon, schedule a personal consultation. Contact Dr. Poulos’ Northborough office by calling (508) 393-4544 today.