Liposuction (Lipoplasty, Fat Removal Surgery for Body Contouring) – Portland, OR*

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About Liposuction

No matter how much you diet and exercise, you may still see stubborn pockets of fat that keep you from feeling fully confident in your body. The Bensimon Center is proud to offer the latest treatments to safely remove fat from the body. Liposuction surgery is a body contouring treatment that reduces fat from the abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks to produce a more defined appearance. This cosmetic procedure at The Bensimon Center can be blended to treat several body parts. During your initial visit, Portland, OR plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Bensimon will examine areas of concern so you can reach your aesthetic goals. We want to help you look and feel your absolute best.

Ideal Candidates

Liposuction is a great procedure for patients who are at a healthy weight but have stubborn pockets of fat that cannot be lost with diet alone. Patients considering liposuction should have good skin laxity because liposuction does not address loose skin. It is also important to understand that liposuction is not a treatment for losing weight. Women having liposuction should have childbearing behind them as this could compromise the outcome. During your initial consultation, Dr. Bensimon will discuss realistic expectations.

Surgical Technique

Liposuction is performed as an outpatient procedure under minimally invasive anesthesia. A very small incision is made in the skin and a cannula will be placed. The cannula is a tool that helps loosen the fat as it is being suctioned out. Once the desired amount of fat deposits have been removed, Dr. Richard Bensimon will close the incision. Depending on the number of areas treated, your surgery could last 1 – 3 hours. In the dedicated recovery area, your post-operation nurse will help manage your pain and care for your incisions until your discharge.

What to Expect

You may be in recovery at home from liposuction for 1 – 3 weeks, depending on the number of treatments performed and the size of the treatment area. It is normal to see swelling and bruising for 1 – 2 weeks, and you can have the sutures removed on day seven to day ten. What is most important after having liposuction is to allow your body time to rest and heal. Once you return to work after your procedure, you should do your best to take it easy. To build up your strength, stick to light workouts and go for walks as approved by Dr. Bensimon. Keep in mind, you may see some changes after six weeks, but it takes 6 – 10 months before your new body shape and contour is attained.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does liposuction cost?
Your cost for liposuction will vary based on the technique being used and the number of areas being addressed. During your consultation, Dr. Bensimon will develop your unique liposuction plan based on your needs and goals. He will also take into consideration your budget. Once your plan is developed, estimated costs can be discussed. To help make your cosmetic surgery affordable, The Bensimon Center accepts many payment options and we can help you find low-interest medical financing.

What about nonsurgical liposuction?
If you are concerned about submental fat in your neck area or under your chin, then Kybella may be a great option for you. Although this nonsurgical treatment produces stunning results, it's only approved for use in the neck region. If you have other areas of concern, liposuction may be your best option. Talk to Dr. Bensimon about all your concerns during your consultation.

What about loose skin?
Surgical liposuction only addresses excess fat in the body. If you have loose skin, Dr. Bensimon may suggest combining liposuction with a lift procedure. Liposuction is often performed with skin tightening surgery, such as a tummy tuck or arm lift to produce the best results. 

Will I have scars?
Since liposuction is a surgical procedure, incisions will need to be made and stitched. This will leave scars, but Dr. Bensimon does his best to minimize their appearance. This includes making small, thin incisions in the natural folds of your body or in less visible areas. After your surgery, Dr. Bensimon or a member of his team will go over how to care for your stitches so they heal flat and eventually fade.

Will my results last?
Before you have liposuction surgery, it's important to be committed to maintaining your results. While liposuction reduces the number of fat cells in your body, you can still gain and lose weight. Dr. Bensimon recommends that you be at or near your ideal weight before having liposuction surgery. Afterward, it is best to stay within 5 – 10 pounds of your post-surgical weight. Pregnancy after liposuction will also affect your results; however, a second surgery or mommy makeover can be performed to refresh your appearance.

Look Fit and Toned

Liposuction at The Bensimon Center offers individuals the opportunity to have annoying fat diminished almost immediately. Without liposuction, it can be difficult to get the slimming results you want. We offer various options for liposuction treatment based on your personal aesthetic desires. We invite you to call our practice in Portland, OR to set up your personal consultation with Dr. Bensimon.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.