Despite careful dieting and diligent exercise programs, some patients are unable to eliminate localized deposits of fat in the body. Common problem areas include the inner and outer thighs, calves, knees, hips, abdomen, upper arms, neck, and cheeks. At our Chicago cosmetic surgery center, liposuction may be used to create a more shapely, defined, and proportionate appearance. The procedure, which can take two hours or more, is typically performed under local or general anesthesia. Side effects, including bruising, swelling, numbness, and discomfort, are temporary and most patients are able to return to work and light activities in less than one week.
Liposuction can be an ideal option for patients concerned with scarring. Excess fat is removed using a tiny tube inserted through small incisions. For even more dramatic results, some patients at our Chicago center choose to combine tummy tuck and liposuction procedures. Dr. Horn can work with you to determine if this method will help you achieve your personal goals and develop a treatment tailored to your specific needs.