Liposuction, also called lipoplasty or body contouring, is the extraction of fat from any part of the body using suction techniques. Common areas treated include the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, chest/breasts, back, arms, chin and neck. Dr. Crichlow uses liposuction to shape and contour these areas.
Liposuction is not for people who are trying to lose weight. In fact, surgical guidelines prevent surgeons from removing more than 11 pounds of fat during a liposuction procedure. The best candidates for liposuction are people with stable weight who, despite dieting and exercise, still have too much body fat in specific areas. Since there are several different types of liposuction – tumescent lipo, ultrasound-assisted lipo, laser-assisted lipo and power-assisted lipo – Dr. Crichlow will explain your options and recommend the best type for your needs.