Body Procedures From Athena Clinic in Honolulu, Hawaii – Liposuction
Liposuction, SmartLipo™ and Vaserlipo™
Even with a balanced diet and a strict exercise regimen, stubborn fatty deposits often prevent people from achieving their desired body shape. For many in Honolulu, Hawaii, the answer is liposuction, a procedure used to extract fat from specific areas of the body that are resistant to exercise. Following the procedure, patients can expect a slimmer, smoother figure.
At the Athena Clinic in Honolulu, Hawaii, liposuction surgery begins with the insertion of a slim, hollow tube known as a cannula into small incisions near the area to be treated. Dr. Peterson moves the cannula through layers of tissue to extract fat. Once sufficient fat has been removed, he then closes the incision.
At Athena Clinic in Honolulu, Hawaii, several different liposuction techniques can be used, depending on the particular situation. The super-wet technique injects fluid into the area to be recontoured, about the same amount as the fat to be extracted. In tumescent liposuction, Dr. Peterson injects double or triple the amount of fluid. In Ultrasound-Assisted Lipoplasty (UAL), a specially designed cannula liquefies the fat before suctioning it away.
For most patients of Athena Clinic in Honolulu, Hawaii, liposuction procedures are performed on an outpatient basis. Your surgeon will suggest the most appropriate form of anesthesia (epidural block, intravenous sedation, or a local or general anesthesia).
Where on my body can liposuction be performed?
Dr. Peterson can utilize liposuction on the tummy, hips, arms, legs, buttocks, and under the neck to remove excess fat, tighten the skin, and create a result that is in balance with the rest of your body. At your consultation, Dr. Peterson will meet with you and carefully review and discuss your goals. He’ll then examine you and provide you with a comprehensive plan for how to best achieve your desired results.
Am I a good candidate for liposuction?
In general, ideal candidates for liposuction are in good overall health, have specific areas of fat that do not respond well to diet and exercise, do not smoke, and have realistic expectations.
What is the recovery like?
Recovery varies depending on the extent of the procedure and the individual. It is recommended that you set aside 5-7 days for recovery at home. Dr. Peterson will see you at regular intervals to monitor your progress and healing. You can expect the bruising to subside within 2-3 weeks and most of your swelling to resolve by 4-6 weeks.
*Recovery time and experiences may vary