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Liposuction Specialist

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons Ltd

George Speace, MD, FACS

Aesthetic Surgeon & Aesthetics Plastic Surgery located in Wilkes Barre, PA

Even after trying everything in your power to lose weight, there are certain pockets of fat that you can’t remove naturally no matter what you do. At Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons Ltd in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, aesthetic surgeon George Speace, MD, offers liposuction to remove fat cells permanently and recontour your figure. Book your one-on-one consultation for liposuction by phone or online at Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons Ltd today.

Liposuction Q & A

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a type of body contouring procedure that you can get to reduce certain pockets of fat on your body. Unlike other body contouring treatments, liposuction physically removes the fat cells from your body entirely through an incision. 

After a brief consultation with Dr. Speace about the treatment, he helps you choose which of these two liposuction techniques is best for your goals. At Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons Ltd, he offers:

Traditional liposuction

During traditional liposuction surgery, Dr. Speace makes a small, easy-to-conceal incision in your targeted treatment area. He inserts a thin needle-like tube called a cannula into your fat cells and moves it around to break them apart. Then, he uses either a vacuum tube or a syringe to suction the dislodged fat cells out of your body. 

SmartLipo® Triplex®

SmartLipo Triplex is a liposuction treatment by Cynosure® that relies on laser light energy to disrupt your fat cells. Dr. Speace inserts the laser fiber through an incision, and the heat from the laser ruptures your fat cells. He uses a vacuum or a syringe to suction out the liquid fat from your body. 

Which areas can I target with liposuction?

Your fat distribution is unique to you, so you might wonder whether liposuction can reduce your most prominent areas of body fat. Thankfully, both traditional liposuction and SmartLipo work on most areas of your body, and Dr. Speace performs the procedure carefully to make your results look natural. Patients often target these areas with liposuction treatments:

  • Cheeks
  • Chin 
  • Neck
  • Upper arms
  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Knees

Dr. Speace helps you identify the areas you’d like to target and helps you picture the reduction that you’ll achieve with liposuction. 

How should I prepare for liposuction?

Dr. Speace provides you with a list of guidelines to follow leading up to your liposuction procedure. He may advise you to:

  • Stop smoking cigarettes
  • Avoid certain medications
  • Adjust your dosage of certain medications
  • Take specific vitamins
  • Arrange a ride to and from surgery
  • Postpone your surgery if you get a skin rash or flare-up

Your instructions are specific to you and your lifestyle. To ensure that your surgery is as safe as possible, be sure to answer all of Dr. Speace’s questions truthfully during your consultation and be as thorough as possible in discussing your medical history and treatment goals.

To explore in-office liposuction procedures and remove fat permanently, call Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons Ltd or request an appointment online today.