At the Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute, we help clients achieve their cosmetic goals through innovative surgical and non-surgical procedures. With our advanced liposuction methods in Oak Brook, IL, we can help you completely transform your body.
Trust Our Specialists for Liposuction in Oak Brook, Illinois
The founder and medical director of Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute, Dr. Leon Forrester Tcheupdjian M.D., has been a specialist in liposuction surgery since 1981. He, along with our team of cosmetic professionals and board certified plastic surgeons in Oak Brook, IL, utilize highly advanced techniques to help clients eliminate stubborn body fat.
Benefits of Liposuction
Liposuction is one of the most effective solutions available for getting rid of unwanted fat. While liposuction is not a substitute for traditional weight loss methods, it can eliminate excess fat in select areas of the body that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise.
Despite the common term “burning fat” which is used to refer to weight loss, fat cells are not actually eliminated from the body. When we “lose” weight, fat cells merely shrink, and to get rid of them permanently they must be surgically removed.
Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, is a surgical procedure that uses suction to permanently remove unwanted fat. Various liposuction techniques have been developed over the years to cultivate highly precise results and faster recovery times.
Our Oak Brook Liposuction Treatment Methods
At the Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute, we offer the following liposuction procedure options:
- VASER Liposuction
- Micro Lipo-sculpture
- Microaire Liposuction
- Lipotherapy (Including Lipo-Dissolve)
- Tumescent Liposuction
- Liposuction and Fat Transfer
- Traditional Liposuction
The techniques we use at the Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute are designed to cultivate the most finely sculpted results possible. Our cosmetic surgeons work with each client to get a clear understanding of their cosmetic goals before choosing the most appropriate treatment method(s).
What Does Liposuction Treat?
Liposuction, lipo-sculpture, and body contouring procedures target fat in specific areas of the body. This means clients benefit from highly personalized procedures. Liposuction can be performed on multiple body areas, including the hips, thighs, ankles, buttocks, back, arms, abdomen, and even the neck and face.
Liposuction can improve the overall appearance of your figure, eliminate stubborn, excess fat, and smooth various regions of the body. Liposuction is often used in accompaniment with other contouring procedures, such as tummy tucks, breast reduction surgery, and as a focal point in mommy makeovers.
Liposuction surgeries vary in technique, but the process always involves removing fat through suction. Patients receive general anesthesia before the procedure begins. The surgeon then makes small incisions where they will insert what is called a cannula. Local anesthesia is diluted and injected, as well, to reduce bleeding and trauma in the area.
The cannula is used to loosen fat from the surrounding tissues. The fat cells are then removed using a surgical suctioning device or syringe.
Recovery after liposuction varies from person to person. The size of the treatment area, the surgical technique that was used, and the amount of fat that was removed can all impact anticipated recovery times.
Patients have to wear compression bandages for anywhere from 2-6 weeks after surgery. Some patients also have drainage tubes placed to help with the healing process. Drainage tubes are removed within 7-10 days after the procedure.
Most patients who undergo liposuction make a full recovery within 3-6 months. Bruising, swelling, numbness, pain, and bleeding are normal immediately after surgery. Swelling may last up to 6 weeks, while bruising usually subsides within 4-5 weeks.
Strenuous and even light activity will have to be avoided for anywhere from 1-3 weeks. Patients should not exercise or lift anything heavy during this period. Most patients can return to work within a few days, or up to 3 weeks after surgery.
How Long Do Results Last?
Liposuction results, ideally, should last for the rest of a patient’s life. However, bodily changes that occur due to weight fluctuations, pregnancy, nursing, injuries, hormonal changes, etc. can reverse the results.
When Will You See Results?
You will start to see the results of liposuction surgery almost immediately once the swelling goes down, usually within 4-6 weeks. You can typically see the final results after 3 months.
Before & After Gallery
Interested in seeing some real results on real patients? Check out our liposuction Before and After gallery!
Who is an Ideal Candidate for Liposuction?
The ideal candidate for liposuction is someone near their goal weight who needs help eliminating stubborn fat on select areas of the body. Liposuction is not a weight loss technique, it simply helps individuals further sculpt their bodies in addition to diet and exercise.
Contact Us to Schedule a Consultation in Oak Brook, IL
If you want to get rid of stubborn fat and feel more confident in your body, contact us at the Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute. We’ll get to know you and your personal cosmetic goals so we can help you achieve the body of your dreams.