Surgical Fat Removal for Shapelier Contours in the Philadelphia Area
It is not uncommon to struggle with stubborn pockets of fat despite an active lifestyle and healthy diet. Persistent fat deposits can accumulate almost anywhere on the body, including the hips, thighs, buttocks, abdomen, back, upper arms, neck, and chin. These areas that are resistant to diet and exercise can be extremely frustrating for those who make a healthy lifestyle a priority in their life, which is why liposuction at the Philadelphia area’s Chapin Aesthetics is such a popular choice for body contouring.
- Eliminate stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise
- Restore slimmer contours in areas with persistent fat deposits
- Rectify regions that are negatively impacted by weight loss and pregnancy
- Refine the appearance of the chin, neck, and lower face area
- Create a tighter, firmer, and more shapely figure
Meet Dr. Scott Chapin
Dr. Scott D. Chapin blends medical science, artistry, and humanity in every procedure he performs. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, he specializes in aesthetic surgery, with a particular focus on breast surgery. His national reputation and commitment to excellence make him a top choice for Doylestown and beyond.
Our Customized Approach to a Liposuction
To maximize results, liposuction is commonly performed in conjunction with other cosmetic surgery procedures, such as a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, or a Mommy Makeover. During your consultation, Dr. Scott Chapin will listen to your concerns and recommend the best treatment plan to meet your aesthetic goals.
Dr. Chapin offers a range of liposuction techniques and will recommend a body contouring strategy based on individual factors such as a patient’s unique anatomy and cosmetic concerns for liposuction surgery. When appropriate, he uses tumescent local anesthesia during the surgical procedure to facilitate fat removal, as well as to minimize bleeding and the risks related to general anesthesia. He may also employ laser energy (i.e., Smart Lipo) to remove fat and help tighten skin during liposuction.
Dr. Chapin will first inject the tumescent solution comprised of saline solution (sterile saltwater), epinephrine (to contract blood vessels, restricting blood loss), and lidocaine (a local anesthetic) into the targeted area. This causes the area to swell and become firm, allowing him to remove fat with more precision. A discrete location is chosen within the targeted area for a miniscule incision to be made. A cannula (a small, hollow tube) is inserted through this incision to loosen and then suction out excess fat. When Dr. Chapin has completed the liposuction procedure, he dresses the treated area or areas with bandages and may use a compression garment to minimize swelling. Because they are so small, any incisions will heal on their own without the need for stitches.
The Day of Your Liposuction Procedure
There are two possible places a liposuction procedure may be performed: in Dr. Chapin’s office facility or at a Bucks or Montgomery County AAAA-certified facility. Liposuction at the office facility would be an outpatient procedure, while the other option involves general anesthesia. The choice will depend on whether you are having liposuction performed as a single treatment or in conjunction with other procedures.
The day of the surgery involves a meeting with Dr. Chapin and his team for a procedure review to ensure your questions are answered. The liposuction procedure itself takes about an hour to three hours to perform, depending on the technique used and how many areas are being treated. Since patient comfort is a priority, you
Patients are typically discharged an hour or so after liposuction surgery and require a driver to and from the facility. The treated area may be tender, sore, or numb immediately following the procedure. Some patients may notice fluid drainage from the incision site for about 12 hours after the surgery. Generally, it takes four weeks for pain, swelling, and bruising to subside, with the final results visible three to six months following the procedure. We recommend that patients plan to take three to five days off of work and to avoid any strenuous activity—including exercise—for a minimum of three weeks. Dr. Chapin equips each patient with care instructions and will monitor them so he can advise them on when they can gradually resume their normal daily activities.
Other Body Contouring Options Available in the Philadelphia Area
Fat carefully removed via liposuction can be used to add volume elsewhere on the body via fat injections. When used together, these two procedures can create desired contours by slimming down one region and emphasizing another.
While liposuction delivers reliable results, not every person who wants to address pockets of fat is ready for surgery. Dr. Chapin also offers SculpSure®, which reduces the number of fat cells in a targeted area by damaging them with heat. This treatment involves only laser energy—no incisions required.
Dr. Scott Chapin serves patients from Philadelphia, Bucks, and Montgomery counties. To learn more about liposuction in the Philadelphia area or to schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation in Doylestown, contact Chapin Aesthetics today by calling 267.880.0810 or sending a message online.