It can be impossible to tone certain problem areas with diet and exercise alone. When this occurs, liposuction with Dr. Fenner can remove stubborn pockets of fat – revealing the smooth and contoured figure you deserve.
Meet Dr. Geoffrey Fenner
Many Chicago liposuction patients have visited Fenner Plastic Surgery for help removing unwanted fat deposits from certain parts of the body. Dr. Geoffrey Fenner has years of experience helping these patients achieve their desired body contour.
As a skilled Chicago body contouring surgeon, Dr. Fenner's talent and expertise helps him create rewarding aesthetic results for his patients. He understands that some people are unable to rid themselves of certain fat deposits through regular exercise and a healthy diet. He works closely with these individuals to better understand their problem areas and their body goals.
Areas of the body suitable for liposuction
Liposuction can be applied to numerous areas of the body to help patients achieve a more desirable body shape. Common areas for liposuction include the:
- Upper arms
Typically, liposuction is performed on Kenilworth, IL patients at a generally healthy weight. To help treat heavier patients, Dr. Fenner uses tumescent-style liposuction to create a shapelier figure.
Dr. Fenner performs four distinct liposuction techniques: tumescent, power-assisted, ultrasonic and laser. Here’s what you need to know about your options:
Tumescent liposuction is one of the most common approaches selected by our Kenilworth, IL patients. To begin this procedure, Dr. Fenner will inject a special solution containing an anesthetic into the unwanted fat. This fluid will shrink blood vessels, minimize discomfort, and swell the fat cells so they are easier to remove. From there, Dr. Fenner will create a small incision and insert a thin tube called a cannula. He will then move the cannula back and forth to break up and remove the unwanted volume.
Laser liposuction is a highly sought-after procedure among our patients because it is associated with less discomfort and a faster recovery period. In most cases, laser liposuction is ideal for targeting small pockets of fat and precisely contouring delicate body features, such as the jowls, neck, arms and chin.
The procedure: What to expect
Liposuction can be performed under general or local anesthesia. With local anesthesia, you are conscious and only the treatment area is numb. With general anesthesia, you will be completely asleep. Most of our Kenilworth, IL patients have their liposuction procedure done under local anesthesia.
After administering the anesthesia and any necessary fluids, Dr. Fenner will create small incisions in the area of your unwanted fat. He will then insert the cannula, moving it back and forth to break up excess fat cells and suction them out. During this process, Dr. Fenner will artistically shape the body while removing bulk. Once the procedure is complete, he will close the incisions with sutures.
During the initial recovery period, you can expect mild discomfort and swelling. While the pain should dissipate within a couple of days, post-surgical swelling can persist for a few months. Once it subsides completely, your results will be considered final.
You will need to wear your compression garment for several days to support your body and ensure an optimal healing process. Most patients can return to sedentary work within one to two weeks, though strenuous exercise should be avoided for at least one month.
Other body contouring treatments
In addition to liposuction, Dr. Geoffrey Fenner also performs a variety of complementary body contouring procedures for his Kenilworth, IL patients, including the tummy tuck. Please visit our other body contouring pages to learn more about the aesthetic procedures that are available.
Schedule a consultation
To learn more about what liposuction can do for you, please contact our Kenilworth, IL practice today. During your private consultation, Dr. Fenner will review your surgical options with you and help you plan for your transformation.