St. Paul Liposuction Specialist
Also Serving Patients in Minneapolis, Edina, Plymouth & Wayzata
Liposuction (lipoplasty) is a highly effective plastic surgery that is used to permanently contour the body. Although dieting and exercise regimens can slim and tone the body, often stubborn fat deposits persist, in which case alternative treatments such as body sculpting can help. Dr. Harrington is widely recognized as one of the most compassionate, safety-oriented and talented liposuction surgeons. She has many years of experience, which allows her to produce dramatic yet natural-looking results.
Dr. Harrington and her team utilize the latest, most sophisticated liposuction technologies and techniques to deliver outstanding outcomes in the safest, most comfortable manner possible. During surgery, Dr. Harrington uses a small cannula to extract unnecessary fat deposits from under the skin.
Most frequently, liposuction is performed to treat the following body areas:
- Upper arms
- Love handles
- Cheeks and neck
- Axillary (armpit)
- Lateral chest wall
Dr. Harrington performs a wide range of liposuction techniques, which are tailored according to each patient's body sculpting needs and aesthetic desires. Non-invasive liposuction typically does not give the results most patients are looking for. Liposuction is not a weight-loss solution, but it is often performed following bariatric surgery, massive weight loss, pregnancy or on patients who simply want to achieve a fit and slim physique. Liposuction, especially when performed following weight-loss surgery, is often combined with tummy tuck, breast augmentation and/or breast lift. This procedure combination is similar to the combination of treatments received by many mommy makeover patients.
How Do I Determine if Liposuction Is Right for Me?
The best candidates for liposuction are patients who have firm, elastic skin, good overall health and realistic expectations; however, liposuction can also be performed on patients who want to achieve a more balanced physique but don't necessarily fit the “ideal candidate” requirements. Everyone has different expectations of what they want as their final result. Dr. Harrington will consult with you regarding your individual needs and, together with you, will plan the best solution for your particular areas of concern. Liposuction can be performed on both men and women for a number of reasons, including:
- Disproportionate body fat deposits
- Aged body appearance
- Low self-esteem
After years of experience serving the aesthetic and reconstructive needs of patients from across the country, Dr. Harrington understands that patient education is a vital part of a satisfactory body sculpting treatment. During your one-on-one consultation, she will provide you with a wealth of information and determine your candidacy based on your medical history as well as your aesthetic desires and expectations. To learn more about this sophisticated body contouring procedure in Minneapolis, please call Harrington Plastic Surgery.
Liposuction Postoperative Care and Recovery
Most liposuction patients who undergo this procedure at Harrington Plastic Surgery are able to return to work within one to five days. Liposuction results are visible immediately and continue to improve as swelling subsides. Dr. Harrington is known for providing effective postoperative instructions and quality patient care, including regular follow-up appointments during which she will address all of your concerns. She and her staff are available for you around the clock should you experience any discomfort or complications. However, most patients who undergo lipoplasty at Harrington Plastic Surgery report a speedy and minimally uncomfortable recuperation as well as stunning aesthetic results.