Liposuction in Portland, Oregon
Surgical Fat Removal
Liposuction at Portland’s Waldorf Center is a body-contouring technique that surgically removes fat deposits from all over the body, including the chin, neck, abdomen, waist, back, arms, buttocks, hips, thighs, knees, calves, and ankles. It can smooth these areas when there are disproportionate fat deposits, but is not an appropriate weight loss procedure.
Dr. Kathleen Waldorf and her team work with patients in a variety of body types and with a range of aesthetic goals. Some may be looking for overall body contouring, while others want to get rid of a small pocket of fat, such as a double chin, that won’t go away despite a committed exercise plan and strict diet. In some cases, physical removal of the fat is the ideal option, making liposuction a go-to procedure for adults of all ages.
The Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery offers liposuction in Portland, OR. Patients in Salem, Vancouver, and beyond can call 503-646-0101 or 1-800-310-7901 to find out more today, or schedule a visit online.
Your Liposuction Consultation
Patients understandably have questions about surgical fat removal, from how to prepare for the procedure, to liposuction cost, to what to expect during the recovery process. Men and women in and around Portland, Salem, and Vancouver, as well as more distant areas, are encouraged to bring those questions to Dr. Waldorf for honest answers, after which they can decide whether the procedure is right for them.
This is a decision that the Waldorf Center team understands is not to be made lightly. Each member is dedicated to ensuring patients feel sufficiently educated and comfortable with their choice of surgeon for liposuction, all of which encourages better healing and results.
Liposuction Surgery in Portland
Liposuction is performed through small incisions made around the areas being treated. A saline solution that also contains a local anesthetic and a medication to constrict the small blood vessels is injected into the surgical site. This separates the fat cells to make them easier to remove, reduces blood loss and bruising, and helps with post-operative pain management. The surgeon then uses a suction device to remove the unwanted fat cells.
Depending on the case, the surgeon may also use ultrasonic-assisted liposuction or laser-assisted lipolysis to aid in the removal of undesired fat deposits in certain areas of the body. These techniques make use of either an ultrasound device or a laser to assist in breaking up the fat cells, making them easier to remove and providing a smoother result.
Lipo procedures usually take one to two hours to complete, and may be performed using a variety of anesthesia options. This is generally an outpatient procedure, so you will likely go home the same day.
Recovery is relatively quick, and most patients find they are able to resume a regular work or home schedule within one to two weeks. Compression garments are worn during the first several weeks after surgery to help control swelling and improve the final result. Most patients can return to strenuous activity levels in about four to six weeks.
As with all surgical procedures, liposuction carries a certain amount of risk. It is important that you understand these risks, and the possible complications or adverse events associated with surgery. Your surgeon will discuss the risks with you during your consultation and pre-operative appointments.
More Than Liposuction in Portland
Surgical fat removal is not the only body contouring procedure available at the Waldorf Center. Patients seeking the removal of loose skin at their abdomen may choose a tummy tuck to tighten that area. Liposuction and a tuck together may be elements of a Mommy Makeover, designed to help women regain the contours they enjoyed before pregnancy.
Contact the Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation for liposuction in Portland, Oregon, today. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Call 503-646-0101 or 1-800-310-7901 or arrange a visit online.