Liposuction Specialist

Louisiana Center for Women’s Health

Comprehensive Women’s Healthcare & Aesthetic Clinics located in West Monroe, LA

If you find yourself strategically designing your wardrobe around covering a certain area of fat, liposuction may be able to reconfigure your proportions. At Louisiana Center for Women’s Health in West Monroe, Louisiana, the team offers VASER® ultrasonic liposuction and power-assisted liposuction to make the process easy and safe. To find out if you’re a good candidate for either type of liposuction, call Louisiana Center for Women’s Health or book a consultation online today.

Liposuction Q&A

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure to rid certain areas of your body from pockets of fat that are particularly difficult to lose naturally. Some body fat tends to stay in its place despite exercise and dieting efforts, in many cases due to your natural, genetic body fat distribution. 

Louisiana Center for Women’s Health offers two types of liposuction:

VASER® ultrasonic liposuction

VASER uses ultrasound energy to melt your fat cells and make them easier to remove during the liposuction process. The ultrasound vibrations rupture the fat cell walls, at which point the cells and their contents can be sucked out with a cannula. 

Power-assisted liposuction (PAS)

PAS uses a cannula designed to move rapidly. The rapid movements dislodge fat cells, making them easier to suction out through the cannula. 

Which areas can I shrink with liposuction?

Liposuction can refine or transform your figure and leave you with a natural-looking result. There is no need for implants or filler to correct your proportions, and you don’t have to spend lots of time at the gym attempting to lose fat that may never go away naturally.

The Louisiana Center for Women’s Health team works with you as you identify areas of concern at your consultation. You have a unique fat distribution, and you might wish to target areas like your:

  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Love handles
  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Back
  • Chin and neck
  • Upper arms
  • Knees

As long as you have decent skin elasticity in these areas, liposuction should work well for you. If your skin isn’t very elastic, you should keep in mind that it may look particularly loose in the targeted treatment areas after you heal from the procedure. 

What is the recovery like after liposuction?

Recovering after liposuction takes some time, but the team at Louisiana Center for Women’s Health helps you prepare effectively and know what to expect. 

After the procedure, the team may decide to leave the incisions open temporarily to allow for fluid drainage. They give you dressings and support bandages, and if they place any stitches, they’ll remove them at a second visit. 

You may also be given painkillers and antibiotics to take as you recover to relieve discomfort and prevent infection respectively. You won’t be able to see the full result of your liposuction until the swelling goes down, which takes several months. Most of it will be gone within four weeks. 

To schedule a one-on-one liposuction consultation and discuss your concerns, call Louisiana Center for Women’s Health or book online today.