Liposuction Conveniently located to serve Greater Chicago Area and Cook County
Liposuction in Chicago removes fat from underneath the skin, reducing an area in volume. It is a great technique to help tailor regions 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 contours.
Why choose Dr. Michael J. Lee for Liposuction?
Dr. Lee has extensive experience with the latest technologies in 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 fat removal techniques, Dr. Lee can provide an objective evaluation of which techniques would be best for each individual.
Dr. Lee’s goals from Liposuction are to create a smoother and more balanced overall body shape that can stay beautiful over the 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. This can happen when the surgeon or patient tries to create a body type that is not complementary 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, lipo results are best if there are specific 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.
Having realistic expectations in terms of results is key to a positive liposuction experience. Looking over our liposuction before and after photos helps to develop these expectations.
Liposuction is often employed as part of other cosmetic procedures like the tummy tuck and male breast reduction to resolve gynecomastia. During your consultation, you can ask about these procedures to find out if they are right for you.
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 sculpt areas such as the abdomen, neck, chin, love handle region, back, upper arms, and thighs.
In the appropriate patient, it can create impressive contouring 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 of the body.
“Everything was so easy. You restored my confidence. I like seeing myself in pictures again”
Everything was so easy. You restored my confidence. I like seeing myself in pictures again. You were attentive to every question. You communicated with me every step of the way. Thank you!”
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 resolve over one to two weeks.
How much does Liposuction cost?
The details of liposuction vary depending on each patient’s needs and goals; because of this, its price varies. The cost of liposuction is impacted by the amount of fat to be removed, the techniques used, and the size, location, and number of treatment areas.
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.