Liposuction body sculpting (suction-assisted lipectomy, ultrasonic assisted liposculpture) is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures performed today. Proven safety, minimal scarring and outstanding results have made the various liposuction techniques the preferred method for removing fat from the hips, thighs, buttocks and midriff, as well as areas of the face, neck and arms. Dr. Kerluke cautions his patients that ultra sound liposuction is not an alternative to weight reduction, but can be very effective in removing fat from areas that do not respond to diet and exercise programs. Liposuction is commonly used to remove stubborn, diet- and exercise-resistant fat deposits and to sculpt the body into a slimmer profile. For many of Dr. Kerluke’s patient, resistant fat deposits may be a genetic/ inherited problem.
Dr. Kerluke and the cosmetic specialists finds that most frequently treated areas in women are the abdomen, hips, thighs, and knees. In men, the love handles, abdomen, and enlarged male breasts (gynecomastia) are most often treated. These are areas where body contouring with liposuction produces impressive results.
Today, there are an ever increasing number of types of liposuction and the results vary based on the patient’s specific body composition. Dr. Kerluke cautions that all patients are different and a personal comprehensive consultation is required to determine if you are a candidate for liposuction and what type of results you can expect. There are many different tools with which liposuction can be performed.
Suction-assisted lipectomy is performed under general or local anesthesia in our [own/out-patient] surgery suite. There are some risks and side effects of related to liposuction as with most surgeries. However, liposuction is a safe procedure with very few side effects. Should the following types of side effects occur, they are usually easily corrected.
Most patients are back to work within a week and positive results can be seen within days after the surgery.
Dr. Kerluke is one of the most experienced cosmetic physicians in North Vancouver, BC to offer liposuction/liposculpture services. Dr. Kerluke is an expert in the most appropriate surgery to improve your mid-secton.
Ask Dr. Kerluke if you are a candidate for liposuction.