Kevin Dieffenbach, M.D.

Plastic Surgery in Honolulu, Hawaii

98-1247 Kaahumanu St #109 Aiea, HI 96701 | Phone: (808) 678-1955

Liposuction Honolulu Hawaii | Oahu

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What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that will help removing the excess fat content in the human body. This is done as an alternative to lose fat at a particular part of the body which does not respond well with diet or exercise. Nowadays it is considered to be an easy procedure where one does not require hospitalization and could be done as an outpatient. General or local anesthesia could be given depending on the amount of fat to be removed off from the body and the same will be decided by the physician.

Where and who can do Liposuction?

Liposuction is done to only certain areas like thighs, abdomen, face, legs, breasts, upper arms, etc. It is commonly misunderstood that obesity could be treated with Liposuction. It is not recommended to treat stretch marks and obesity. It is performed for people who are fit and non smoking for many months. Also the safety of the procedure is dependent on the patient's health and the type of the anesthesia that is chosen. The patient choosing to do liposuction should be over 18 years of age, be in proper diet and do workout regularly and continuously. Sometimes Liposuction could treat certain medical conditions like male breasts that are abnormally large and some fatty tumors.

How are Liposuction done and its outcome?

The standard method in which a straw like structure is inserted into the part where fat content is high and it is attached to a vacuum container outside. The surgeon will break the fat cells inside by pushing the straw in and out to remove all them. This procedure is called as Suction liposuction.

There are many more procedures like Laser, External ultrasound, power, SAFE lipo etc. However, these alternatives are generally much more expensive and are not proven to be more effective.

Cost of Liposuction and the factors that influence cost.

There could be certain factors that influence the cost of performing liposuction. That includes choosing a surgeon itself. If the surgeon is an expert in this and highly in demand, the cost would be high obviously. The cost is directly proportional to the fat content of the body.

You may also be interested in the following procedures Body-Contouring after Massive Weight Loss, tummy tuck or thigh lift.

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