Liposuction in Philadelphia, PA with Dr. Scott Chapin
Stubborn pockets of fat can unfortunately persist despite an active lifestyle and healthy diet. To resolve these frustrations, Chapin Aesthetics offers body contouring procedures, including liposuction. This popular fat reduction treatment is safe and effective at eliminating stubborn fat.
With a personalized body-contouring strategy, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott D. Chapin aims to help you restore balance to your body and achieve your aesthetic goals, making him your choice as the best liposuction surgeon in Doylestown, PA.
What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty or liposculpture, is a body contouring procedure that extracts deposits of fat safely and effectively. As a versatile procedure, liposuction can target small pockets of stubborn fat, sculpting a sleek, trim, and toned figure. It is an ideal procedure for people who have body fat that is unaffected by diet and exercise alone.
With long-lasting results, liposuction can:
Common areas liposuction can treat includes:
As a body contouring procedure, liposuction is not intended as a weight loss substitute. Liposuction is an ideal solution for patients who are near their ideal body weight, with a BMI of 30 or less. Liposuction is a perfect complement to a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and exercise regimen to sculpt your contours.
During your liposuction consultation, Dr. Chapin will explain the liposuction techniques that will best allow you to accomplish your aesthetic goals based on your unique anatomy. Depending on your unique needs, Dr. Chapin may suggest:
- Power-Assisted Liposuction uses a vibrating cannula to loosen stubborn fat. This procedure is safer, less invasive, more efficient, and gentler than traditional liposuction.
- Tumescent Liposuction involves an injection of a solution containing lidocaine, epinephrine, and saline to reduce sensation and facilitate fat removal. It minimizes bleeding and anesthesia risks.
- SmartLipo uses laser energy to liquify the fat prior to extraction. Laser energy also helps tighten skin during liposuction.
Dr. Scott D. Chapin is a highly specialized, board-certified plastic surgeon with advanced training in breast and aesthetic surgery. His extensive experience and expertise in the aesthetics industry deliver superior results that help patients achieve their aesthetic goals.
Am I an Ideal Candidate for Liposuction in Doylestown, PA?
Good candidates for liposuction are generally healthy, including following a healthy diet and consistent exercise regimen. These individuals may still experience unease due to persistent fat deposits, without necessarily aiming for substantial weight loss or cellulite reduction.
Generally, Dr. Chapin suggests candidates for liposuction should:
Liposuction is not an ideal solution for all patients. During your consultation, Dr. Chapin will help you determine if you should consider other body contouring options.
Patients who are not good candidates are those who:
Preparing for Liposuction Surgery
Dr. Chapin customizes each liposuction procedure to achieve optimal results for each patient, so each procedure will be unique. Here are some common steps to expect.
Select an experienced, board-certified, and well-regarded plastic surgeon. Schedule consultations with a few surgeons to ensure you find the best match. During your consultations, request to see liposuction before-and-after photos to get an idea of the results your surgeon achieves.
During your consultation, you may be advised to get medical evaluations, blood work, or other tests to assess your overall health. At this time, you will also be instructed regarding your medications.
. If you currently smoke, vape, or use any nicotine products, you must quit. For at least four weeks prior to surgery and until recovery is complete, all nicotine products are as they can cause complications, delay recovery, and impact results. It is strongly recommended that patients stop smoking 4 weeks before and until recovery is complete.
For two weeks prior to your surgery, refrain from taking blood thinning medications, anti-inflammatory drugs, or herbal supplements that may cause additional bleeding.
Don’t crash diet or change your diet significantly prior to surgery. However, eat healthy and balanced meals prior to your procedure as proper nutrition supports healing.
Prepare for your recovery by purchasing the supplies you’ll need and filling pain medication prescriptions. Consider cooking and freezing meals for easy preparation. Arrange a clean and comfortable space to rest. Also, plan for a responsible adult to drive you home following your procedure and stay with you for 24 hours.
Liposuction Procedure Overview
Dr. Chapin performs all liposuction procedures in a Bucks County or Montgomery County AAAASF-certified cosmetic surgery facility.
The day of your liposuction, you should arrive approximately an hour before your scheduled surgery to meet with Dr. Chapin and your anesthesia provider. Dr. Chapin and his team will review the surgery details and answer any final questions. You will be administered anesthesia as determined during your consultation.
First, Dr. Chapin will inject a tumescent solution that contains saline, epinephrine, and lidocaine into the treatment area to restrict blood loss and numb the area. This solution allows Dr. Chapin to remove fat more precisely.
Then, Dr. Chapin will make miniscule incisions that can be easily concealed in natural folds or creases of the skin. A cannula is then inserted into these incisions to loosen and extract the excess fat.
Finally, Dr. Chapin will dress the treated areas with bandages and apply a compression garment to minimize swelling. As the incisions are small, most liposuction incisions heal without stitches.
Liposuction Recovery and Healing
As liposuction is an outpatient procedure, you will need someone to drive you to and from the surgical facility and stay with you for the first 24 hours. Patients are typically released an hour or so following their procedure. Immediately following your liposuction procedure, you will be dressed in a compression garment on the treatment areas to minimize swelling and provide support to your new contours. You should wear your compression garment 4 to 6 weeks.
For several days following your procedure, the treatment areas may be uncomfortable, tender, sore, or numb. You may receive a prescription for pain medication to reduce discomfort during your liposuction recovery. Typically, patients take 3 to 5 days off work following liposuction. During this time, it’s important to get plenty of rest and eat well-balanced meals. You should avoid strenuous exercises for at least 3 weeks, but Dr. Chapin recommends short, light walks to promote circulation.
How Soon Will I See My Philadelphia Liposuction Results?
Typically, most liposuction patients notice immediate improvements in their overall figures following surgery. It may take 4 to 6 weeks for pain, swelling, and bruising to subside. As your residual swelling resolves, your final results will become visible between 3 to 6 months.
You will experience long-lasting results from your Philadelphia liposuction by maintaining your healthy diet and exercise regimen.
Following liposuction, you will refrain from high impact activity for 2 weeks following surgery. During this timeframe, we ask that you eat a balanced diet (low in sodium) and drink plenty of fluids to promote healing.
It is a common belief that liposuction causes fat to grow back in other areas; however, this is untrue. It is true that if you have a significant weight gain, new fat cells will develop in all areas, including the treated areas.
You may resume a normal sleeping position after liposuction.
The contour results from liposuction should last a lifetime if you maintain a healthy lifestyle. It is important to incorporate a balanced diet and exercise into your daily routine to prolong your results.
Pain varies from patient to patient. However, liposuction can cause a considerable amount of discomfort following the procedure. Most patients report the feeling of tenderness and burning sensations over the treated areas for 7-10 days postoperatively.
A tummy tuck is a great surgical option for patients with a loose abdominal muscle wall and/or excess, sagging skin due to pregnancy or weight loss. Liposuction is a contouring procedure that targets stubborn fat bulges in common areas such as the hips, abdomen and back. Liposuction does not correct excess skin or loose abdominal muscles.
Choosing Dr. Scott D. Chapin as Your Liposuction Provider
With over 27 years of plastic surgery experience, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott D. Chapin blends medical science, artistry, and humanity in every procedure he performs. With a national reputation and commitment to excellence in all he does, Dr. Chapin proves time and again that he is one of the best liposuction surgeons in Doylestown and beyond.
At Chapin Aesthetics, Dr. Chapin and his staff are in the business of making people feel better about themselves. With a comforting environment that puts patients at ease and excellent results that speak for themselves, Dr. Chapin and his staff ensure comfort, safety, efficiency, and superior results in all aspects of your cosmetic surgery journey.
Your youthful, slender figure is waiting for you at Chapin Aesthetics. Learn more about the best liposuction in Doylestown, PA by scheduling your consultation with Dr. Scott Chapin by calling (267) 880-0810 or completing our online form today.