Liposuction

Are you looking to reshape your body and eliminate unwanted pockets of fat? Liposuction has been transforming lives for nearly half a century. At Thrive Medical Spa, liposuction is performed by the renowned Dr. Vincent Zubowicz, a seasoned expert and double board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience. Our commitment to safety, expertise, and quality outcomes sets us apart from the rest.

   

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure to address localized areas of fat, also known as adipose tissue, affecting the desired body shape. It is most effective for individuals at or near their ideal body weight with specific areas of stubborn fat. Liposuction is not a weight loss solution and is not recommended for those seeking significant weight reduction or a remedy for other aesthetic concerns.

Why Choose Liposuction at Thrive Medical Spa?

Liposuction is exceptionally safe when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Zubowicz. Our approach utilizes negative pressure liposuction, a proven method that prioritizes your safety and minimizes complications compared to more expensive and invasive techniques. Other options, such as laser, ultrasound, or radiofrequency, are available to our patients, but they increase complications and are less effective. When you consult with us about your treatment options, we help educate you on different techniques.

Worried about pain or anxiety? We’ve got you covered! Thrive offers Pro-Nox™, a pain and stress management solution available to all of our surgical suite patients.

Actual Patient

Actual Patient

The Liposuction Procedure

Before your procedure, make sure you have bathed and eaten a small, light meal.  Once you arrive for the procedure, you’ll be offered an oral sedative for comfort, although it’s not mandatory. If you opt for a sedative, you’ll need to arrange for someone to transport you to and from the office. Then you’ll change into a surgical gown and lie on the operating table. After applying a warm antiseptic to cleanse your skin, small access points will be created using a surgical blade, and a numbing injection will be administered.

Next, a specialized solution will anesthetize the treatment area, ensuring minimal discomfort. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is an option for more sensitive patients. A suction cannula (a hollow metal tube designed to remove fat) will be inserted through the access points and connected to a machine for precise and controlled removal until no other fat can be removed.

Upon completion, the treatment area will be cleaned, and sterile dressings will be applied. Suturing is rarely required, and a pressure dressing will be added to minimize swelling and discomfort.

Your Recovery and Results

Most patients can resume light activities immediately. You’ll be provided with a short-term compressive garment, which can be replaced with a more user-friendly option available for purchase at our store. These garments aid in comfort and swelling reduction and are worn for approximately six weeks.

While most patients experience minimal pain at rest, discomfort can intensify with movement, serving as a reminder the treated areas are healing. Occasional patients may experience more discomfort, which can be managed with over-the-counter medication. Severe narcotics are rarely necessary.

The results of liposuction are immediate and permanent. However, patients with significant weight may require retreatment. Any remaining fat cells may grow but will not reproduce. While rare, for those with weight gain after the procedure, Dr. Zubowicz will revise treatment at no cost if he believes he can improve results.

Safety is Our Priority

Liposuction is considered a safe procedure. At Thrive Medical Spa, we prioritize your safety, well-being and comfort above all else. With a steadfast commitment to offering safe, effective services and treatments, we aim to foster an environment where you can THRIVE, supported by our unwavering dedication to your wellness and peace of mind. During your initial consultation, your provider will thoroughly explain any possible risks associated with each procedure and the safety protocols we have in place.

Reviews That Keep Us Thriving

”I am so pleased with the results from my liposuction procedure performed by Dr. Zubowicz. From the initial consultation when I wasn’t sure about exactly what I wanted, or even the process for that matter, and my questions were answered thoughtfully and precisely to the day of my procedure and through post-procedure care, Dr. Zubowicz and his staff helped me feel so comfortable and at ease.
I am so incredibly grateful with how happy I am with the results! It’s exactly what I wanted, not too much and not too little. I highly recommend Zubowicz Aesthetics!!”

-Carla

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