Because the hips and thighs have high levels of fat-storing enzymes to enable a woman to store fat during pregnancy, these areas can be difficult to reshape through diet and exercise. A liposuction (Lipoplasty) procedure removes fat and reshapes these areas to create more ideal contours and proportions. It can be performed almost anywhere on the body where unwanted fat exists, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, waist, chest, arms, neck, and chin. Dr. Newall specializs in lipocontouring, removing fat and excess tissue to restore a more attractive form to targeted areas.
Dr. Newall accomplishes this by inserting a small hollow tube called a cannula into small incisions made in the skin, and then he carefully suctions out the fat. Tumescent and ultrasonic (UAL are the two primary liposuction techniques he utilizes. For most cases, he prefers to use the tumescent technique because of three key advantages: the tumesced solution which is injected into fatty tissues minimizes bleeding, contains pain medication to reduce discomfort, and it expands tissue so that Dr. Newall can accomplish more precise sculpting. With the UAL technique, ultrasonic energy heats and melts fat cells so they can be easily suctioned out of the body. Bruising and bleeding are minimized with this method, as well. In cases where an individual has loose skin and/or weakened abdominal muscles due to pregnancy, Dr. Newall may recommend an abdominoplasty in conjunction with liposuction for a more fully-toned look. Patients can best maintain their results by following a fitness routine that supports balanced eating and exercise habits. The procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia and takes one to three hours depending on the extent of the area to be treated. Most people can return to work in 5-7 days, and resume exercise in three weeks.