Patients who are interested in power assisted liposuction are impressed, first, by its amazing, long lasting results. This permanent form of fat removal is incredibly innovative and allows for an easier, gentler procedure than traditional liposuction. Schaffer Plastic Surgery is proud to offer this surgical fat removal procedure for patients who have stubborn fat that is resistant to exercise and healthy eating. One of the major perks of power assisted liposuction is the easier recovery as compared to that of traditional liposuction.
During the Procedure
Conducted by our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Christopher Schaffer, power-assisted liposuction works by removing unwanted fat through cannulas (thin, hollow tubes) inserted through small incisions strategically placed for fat extraction in targeted areas. Rather than Dr. Schaffer mechanically dislodging fat cells from surrounding tissues by moving the cannula back and forth through the fatty tissue as done in traditional liposuction, power-assisted liposuction uses a special cannula that breaks up fat cells with tiny vibrations and less needed force. This allows the fat to be suctioned more easily out of the body. This is essential to faster healing and a more even contour.
What to Expect After Power Assisted Liposuction
After power assisted liposuction, patients can expect a minimal amount of bruising and some soreness and swelling. Dr. Schaffer typically recommends wearing compression garments that can be used to reduce swelling and he will prescribe anti-inflammatory medications to reduce any discomfort. You will be scheduled for several follow-up appointments with Dr. Schaffer to ensure that your recovery is progressing properly and that you are able to remain as comfortable as possible.
Even though power assisted liposuction is a gentler form of liposuction thanks to the vibrations of the cannula tip which work to loosen fat and significantly reduce bruising and recovery time, the results are similar to, and often better than, traditional liposuction. This means that the permanent fat reduction you experience during the procedure will help create a noticeably slimmer, smoother physique. Men and women looking to remove fat in areas such as the hips, thighs, belly, back and upper arms will be impressed with their results from power assisted liposuction.
The Importance of Choosing the Right Surgeon
Even though power assisted liposuction only requires minimal incisions, it is still considered to be a major surgery and should only be conducted by an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Schaffer’s commitment to maximum safety is second-to-none—he even performs house calls and provides his personal cell phone number to his patients for after-hours access. He has been board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons since 2003 and conducts surgery at his privately-owned, state-of-the-art surgery center across the highway from Grandview Medical Center.
Unlike many other plastic surgeon’s offices, Dr. Schaffer’s facility is nationally certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities for adhering to the highest standards of safety. Your power assisted liposuction procedure will be the only surgery being conducted at that time, meaning you will have the undivided attention of Dr. Schaffer and his entire operating room staff. Additionally, there is ample, convenient parking and a well-appointed waiting room for your family’s comfort.
Dr. Schaffer is an excellent choice for your power assisted liposuction procedure. At your appointment, he will be able to assess your goals and provide further information about your anticipated recovery time and expectations. Schedule a complimentary consultation today to learn more about how power assisted liposuction can help you achieve the shapely figure you have always wanted.