Liposuction is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures for people in Charlotte who want to change the contour or shape of their bodies. Liposuction can be done by itself or with other procedures. Depending on the area and extent of fat to be removed, liposuction can be done in the office.
Many people in North Carolina may expect that liposuction needs to be performed in a hospital or surgical center. In-office liposuction is an alternative that provides a faster recovery time and minimal incisions while allowing you to receive the procedure in our comfortable, convenient office.
While diet and exercise play a key role in maintaining the appearance you desire, the changes that come with aging, pregnancy, and weight fluctuations may leave stubborn areas of fat that are not changed by leading a healthy lifestyle. At Queen City Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Enam Haque performs in-office liposuction, a safe, convenient procedure that can help women and men in Charlotte achieve their aesthetic goals.
Benefits of In-Office Liposuction
In-office liposuction is minimally invasive, requiring no general anesthesia. Dr. Haque makes miniature incisions in the targeted area for smooth, efficient fat removal. This procedure may also be combined with our in-office BodyTite procedure for additional skin tightening and contouring. Unlike non-invasive procedures such as CoolSculpting, in-office liposuction removes the fat pockets in one visit. Dr. Haque will customize the procedure for your needs and concerns, making recommendations to achieve your personal goals. Dr. Haque will also determine if you are a good candidate for in-office liposuction.
Haque takes great care to place these incisions where they are well concealed after recovery
Liposuction is a safe, effective mechanism for fat removal in various areas of the body. Some of the most common areas for liposuction include:
- Upper arms
- Inner and outer thighs and knees
- Abdomen and waist
- Buttocks and back
- Calves and ankles
- Face and neck, including the chin or cheeks
Because liposuction is so effective, it is the most popular plastic surgery procedure. Still, many people may hesitate to move forward with the procedure because they are concerned about an extensive surgical procedure or going to the hospital. In-office liposuction allows you to receive liposuction safely and effectively in a trusted and comfortable environment. Because in-office liposuction involves tiny incisions, the recovery period is faster and easier for patients.
Convenience and Comfort of In-Office Liposuction
In-office liposuction at Queen City Plastic Surgery is performed in a comfortable, sterile environment. Our conveniently located office in the Arboretum area of Charlotte provides relaxing surroundings where you will be cared for by your plastic surgeon and our experienced staff members.
The procedure may be performed with light sedation or local anesthesia in many cases. The type of sedation may vary depending on whether you receive in-office or surgery center liposuction. In addition, liposuction at a surgery center may be combined with other procedures, such as a breast lift, tummy tuck, or breast enhancement, as part of a mommy makeover.
Dr. Haque places miniature incisions to insert the cannula used to remove fat during the liposuction procedure. These miniature incisions minimize scarring and downtime, helping you return to your daily activities more quickly.
In-office liposuction can be combined with BodyTite or FaceTite, minimally invasive options that shape, tighten and lift the skin. Both work even more effectively in combination with in-office liposuction to contour and tone targeted areas.
Recovery After In-Office Liposuction
Dr. Haque will review your recovery protocol in detail before and after your surgery. You can return to light exercise three days after your procedure in most cases, and walking and other forms of light movement can improve your recovery process. You will also be provided with compression garments to wear in the targeted area for several weeks after the procedure. Because in-office liposuction uses miniature incisions, they are small and heal rapidly. Dr. Haque takes great care to place these incisions where they are nearly unnoticeable after recovery.
To book a consultation with Dr. Haque about in-office liposuction, contact the offices of Queen City Plastic Surgery at 704-751-4595 or use our simple online form. Our conveniently located Charlotte office welcomes patients from throughout the region and across the country.