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Liposuction Chicago

Liposuction is a procedure that removes fat from underneath the skin. It is a great technique to help tailor areas of the body that are resistant to exercise and diet. It can help create more definition in the abdomen, flanks, legs and chest area. In the appropriate patient, it can also create areas of tighter skin and better contour.

Why choose Dr. Michael J. Lee for Liposuction?

Lipo DiagramDr. Lee has extensive experience with the latest technologies in both Laser Liposuction, Ultrasonic Liposuction and Non-invasive/Non-surgical Liposuction. He has performed non-surgical freezing of fat as well as SmartLipo and CoolLipo. Because of his extensive experience with the newest techniques, Dr. Lee can provide an objective evaluation of which techniques would be best for each individual.

Dr. Lee’s goals from Liposuction in are to create a smoother and more balanced overall body shape that can stay beautiful over years and withstand changes in weight and age. These goals are achievable when the amount of fat removed compliments the shape of each individual to create the BEST YOU™. Problems and complications arise when too much fat is removed which can create dimpled skin and loose skin which can happen when the surgeon or patient tries to create a body type that is not complimentary but is radically different from the patient’s natural body type.

Am I a good candidate for Liposuction?

For liposuction to be effective, the skin quality should be good. This means that areas of stretch marks or very loose skin are not areas that respond well to liposuction. Also liposuction results are best if there are contour problems not overall increased weight and fat. Liposuction should not be used as a weight reduction technique.

Many people, however, do lose weight a month or two after the procedure because the recovery process usually decreases appetite for a few weeks as well as the results usually motivate more compliance with exercise and diet.

What is Liposuction Etching or Liposculpture?

Liposuction techniques have improved over the last few years with smaller cannulas and less trauma. If there are areas that have a small area of fat, this can be removed using smaller cannulas to retrieve the fat. These cannulas allow Dr. Lee to help sculpted areas such as the abdomen, neck, love handle region, back, and thighs.

In the appropriate patient, it can create shadows around the abdomen, chest and back area.

What are the risks of Liposuction?

There are risks of prolonged bruising, swelling and numbness of the skin as well as contour problems. The bruising, swelling and numbness last a few days to a few months. The contour problems may need additional surgery to correct.

Dr. Lee tries to minimize contour problems by not removing the most superficial layer of fat to prevent injuring the layer that creates the natural smoothness to the body.

How long is the recovery following Liposuction?

Depending on where and how much liposuction is performed, the recovery can vary from one to two days to a few weeks. Regardless of where and how much, activity and exercise can be started for most individuals after 7-10 days.

There is also a wide variation in swelling and bruising which usually resolves over one to two weeks.

Contact Dr. Lee today for a Liposuction consultation!

If you are interested in liposuction, contact Michael J. Lee, M.D. today to schedule your cosmetic consultation.


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Liposuction can be safe and effective and very rewarding. Contact Dr. Lee today for a consultation.