Glacier View Plastic Surgery
60 Four Mile Drive #10
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 756-2241
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Power Assisted Liposuction
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat deposits when diet and exercise does not work. Liposuction is a great way to remove excess fat from different many areas of your body. It is not a substitute for good nutrition and exercise. Patients who are the best candidates for liposuction are within 10 to 15 percent of their goal weight, but have localized fat deposits that will not go away.
OUR PHILOSOPHY ON LIPOSUCTION:
Liposuction requires a very detailed analysis of the areas of excess fat, and the procedure must be performed in a very meticulous manner to ensure no irregularities after surgery. We are all bothered by fat that will not go away even with a good diet and a good exercise routine, liposuction can be the answer.
PLANNING FOR SURGERY:
At your consultation, we will discuss your overall health as well as the areas of excess fat and the elasticity of your skin. Some patients will only need liposuction, versus other patients who may require larger procedures such as a tummy tuck to effectively meet their goals. At the consultation, all of your questions will be answered and specific instructions will be given both on what to do both before and after surgery.
Meet Our Doctors
Our plastic surgeons are experienced and talented. More than that, Dr. Michelle Spring and Dr. Michael Hromadka are warm and personable individuals who are passionate about their profession and focus on state-of-the-art procedures and exceptional outcomes.
How long does liposuction take?
In general, liposuction takes between one to two hours, depending on the number of areas to be treated.
What type of anesthesia is used?
Liposuction under a certain volume can be done under local. If you require a significant amount of liposuction, this should be done under general anesthesia.
When will I see my final results?
It is important to understand that, during the liposuction process, fluid is injected prior to suctioning out the fat. This fluid leads to swelling that can mask your final results for several months. Your final result will not be seen until three to four months after surgery.
When can I go back to work?
Patients will be able to go back to work within two to three days after liposuction. If large-volume liposuction was done in multiple areas, this may require up to a week off work.
When can I exercise?
As long as you are comfortable, you may start exercising within four to five days after surgery. You should not do any heavy lifting over 10 pounds for the first two weeks after surgery.
Is there a nonsurgical alternative for fat reduction?
CoolSculpting® can be an effective fat reduction treatment for patients who want to avoid surgery. It can’t produce results as dramatic as those from liposuction, but it can minimize stubborn areas of fat in the abdomen, flanks, thighs, and upper arms.