Many of us suffer from obstinate deposits of fat that do not respond to weight loss. Though liposuction is not an alternative to weight loss, it is a very effective way of targeting specific areas of fat. Dr Matthew Camp is happy to provide these services in Minnetonka, Edina, and Burnsville, Minnesota.
Areas responsive to Liposuction
- Cheeks, jowls, and double-chin
- Upper arms
- Abdomen including muffin top
- Buttocks, thighs, and legs
The harvested fat can be used to volumize areas you would like to enhance, such as breasts, or restore the fullness of youth to the face.
About the Liposuction Procedure
Liposuction is performed in the outpatient surgical center. You will be asleep under the care of a board certified anesthesiologist. The procedure takes 1-3 hours to complete depending on the number of areas treated. Fluid is injected into the tissues to facilitate the removal of fat, numb the tissues, and reduce blood loss. Blunt tubes are then used to suck fat out of the problem areas. You are then transported to recovery, and then you are able to go home and sleep in your own bed or easy chair. You will need assistance for the first couple of days and you will need someone to drive you home.
What to Expect During Recovery
Following liposuction gauze and a custom ordered support garment is placed on treated areas to minimize swelling and optimize results. The liposuction access sites are small and do not require sutures. This allows the tumescent fluid injected during the procedure exit the body and this speeds the rate at which swelling decreases. Healing rates vary between individuals. It may take a few months before the result is fully achieved. Pain medications and antibiotics are prescribed for the post-operative recovery period. It is normal for the treated areas to be quite sore for a few weeks after liposuction.
How much does liposuction cost?
This is dependent on how many areas are treated, and the amount of fat to be targeted. The usual price range is $2,500 to $10,000. Financing options are available.