Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures today for both men and women at our practice in the Illinois and Iowa, Quad City area. There are some areas of the body that simply do not respond to diet and exercise. If you are one of the many people whose body collects deposits of fat in certain areas, you could benefit from liposuction. While a healthy diet and proper exercise are the best ways to maintain a shapely body, liposuction can be used for the areas that do not respond to these habits.
Liposuction can be performed to remove unwanted fat from many areas of the body, such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, upper arms, knees, cheeks, and neck. Advancements in liposuction technology allow Dr. Aric Eckhardt to use liposuction more precisely and on a growing number of areas. Liposuction treatment is now safer and more accurate than ever. Recovery time is also greatly reduced with advanced methods.
Liposuction at our Illinois and Iowa, Quad City-area practice utilizes a surgical vacuum to remove fat deposits through small incisions. Depending on the amount of fat removed, the procedure can be performed under local anesthesia, conscious sedation, or general anesthesia.
Although patients who are overweight may benefit from liposuction, the best candidates are those adults at or near their ideal body weight with unwanted areas of subcutaneous fat under firm, elastic skin. The best candidates for liposuction at our Illinois and Iowa, Quad City-area practice are adults in good health who have realistic expectations. Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, nor is it a treatment for cellulite.
Liposuction is a wonderful procedure that has changed the lives of millions of men and women around the world. Contact Dr. Aric Eckhardt today to learn how liposuction can help you at his practice in the Illinois and Iowa, Quad City area.