Some people, no matter how much they diet or how hard they exercise, struggle with stubborn fat that just won't go away.
Liposuction is an immensely popular plastic surgery that can eliminate excess fat in many body parts and attractively contour the body.
Dr. Michael Devlin in Little Rock, AR, has performed thousands of liposuctions since the 1990s, consistently achieving outstanding results.
What Exactly Is Liposuction?
Liposuction is an incredibly popular plastic surgery that can remove up to 10 pounds of fat cells from the body. This can result in attractive body contouring and an important confidence boost.
During liposuction surgery, Dr. Michael Devlin makes small, accurate incisions in targeted areas. He then inserts a thin tube known as a cannula, which he uses to gently suction excess fat calls from your body.
Liposuction can be performed for both men and women. Patients turn to liposuction when stubborn fat cells refuse to go away despite healthy exercise and eating habits.
Liposuction Is Not a Weight Loss Solution
Our Little Rock team prides itself on being straightforward with patients. It is important that you know liposuction is not a comprehensive surgical weight loss solution. It is a body contouring procedure that removes weight, but should only be performed for patients who are within 30 pounds of their ideal weight.
Liposuction Can Improve Many Areas of the Body
Once an individual has undergone liposuction, they will enjoy a slimmer, tighter-looking figure. Unlike a tummy tuck, which focuses solely on the abdominal region, liposuction can be applied nearly anywhere on the body.
The most common areas for liposuction are:
- Bra line
- Chin and neckline
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Bid Farewell To Unwanted Fat
When you choose Dr. Devlin, you are picking a surgeon who has successfully completed liposuction procedures for a vast spectrum of patients. His decades performing liposuction give him invaluable experience that allows him to precisely remove fat to meet your individual needs.
Our surgeon is also known for his artistic approach to cosmetic surgery. When he makes incisions, he does so with the intention of minimizing scarring. When he removes fat, he considers how you will look long after you leave his operating room. To receive a truly personalized liposuction experience, reach out to our team.
5-Star Reviews From Little Rock, Arkansas
Exceptional professionalism! Very pleased! I would highly recommend! You will not be disappointed! Dr. Devlin and his staff are top notch at providing excellent service and results!View on Google
Dr. Devlin and his staff are just the best! They are always so kind and really listen to my concerns. Dr. Devlin answers questions honestly to deliver accurate expectations while still meeting my expectations above and beyond!View on Google
For those considering body contouring surgery, naturally, one of the first questions they have is "How much does liposuction cost?" Our Little Rock, AR, customizes treatment for each patient. Therefore, the exact price of liposuction varies from patient-to-patient based on individual circumstances, goals, and needs.
Your final cost will include:
- Operating room
- Surgeon fee
- Compression garments
- Lab work
- Follow-up visits
Liposuction Can Be a Highly Targeted Surgery
The Most Popular Cosmetic Plastic Surgery on Earth
In 2023, The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery published its Global Survey. It showed that over 1.9 million liposuction procedures were performed worldwide in 2021. This number meant liposuction surpassed breast augmentation to become the most frequently performed cosmetic plastic surgery worldwide.
The Liposuction Timeline
A single liposuction surgery can transform your body for years.
Determining Liposuction Candidacy
Liposuction candidates should be within 30 pounds of their ideal weight. They should also have sufficient skin elasticity, which helps avoid looseness and wrinkles after surgery.
Several health issues can make liposuction a poor choice. These include a weak immune system, diabetes, heart disease, or deep vein thrombosis.
An ideal candidate does not use nicotine of any kind. This is because nicotine restricts blood flow, increasing the difficulty of surgery and impeding a healthy recovery.
Liposuction is not recommended for pregnant women, those who are nursing, or those planning a pregnancy. This is because pregnancy can undo the results of liposuction.
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Some patients miss out on life-changing plastic surgery because they believe they won't be good candidates, but Dr. Devlin is here to evaluate your health and determine if liposuction is right for you. Write to us or call us to get a professional's opinion.
More 5-Star Reviews From Little Rock, Arkansas
Dr. Devlin changed my life- there's no other way to say it. I always thought that a surgery like this was not an option for people who looked like me, but Dr. Devlin and his staff made it a reality for me. They are all professional, compassionate, and are passionate about giving you the best results they can. I am so glad I chose Dr. Devlin and I'm excited for my new path of confidence!View on Google
Super friendly staff! Always available and quick to respond to all questions/concerns. I had an inch of separation in my abs due to pregnancy, and was super nervous about the intensity/scope of the procedure (abdominoplasty). Now, a year later, the results of my surgery went beyond my (and my hubby's) expectations! Scarring is minimal, and my stomach is flat and natural. Highly recommend!View on Google
Wear Your Compression Garments
You should wear the special compression garment that Dr. Devlin gives you for a full 10 days. Doing so helps counteract many potential side effects, including bodily swelling. It also helps your skin stay taut to your body.
Control Inflammation With Medication
Inflammation as well as some bleeding out of the incision sites is normal. It is important to control this inflammation with ice packs and anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen. Doing so helps hasten recovery.
Rest and Relax
Bruising, pain, and swelling should lessen each day. A typical patient can return to work within a day or two of surgery. However, it is important to relax outside of work. Avoid any strenuous physical exertion for the first week. At the same time, it is important to take light walks to help prevent blood clot formation.
Attend Follow-Up Visits
Dr. Devlin will schedule follow-up visits so he can monitor your recovery. You can expect to see him approximately one week after the operation. At that appointment, he can let you know if you will be able to return to your usual daily routine within another week or two. Further follow-ups will be scheduled, all of which are covered by your liposuction payment.
Liposuction May Also Offer Some Health Benefits
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that should not be relied on for total health improvement. That being said, a scientific review of 12 large-volume liposuction studies showed the procedure may offer some health benefits. Notably, liposuction may have a positive impact on patients' metabolic balance, insulin resistance, and cardiovascular risk factors.
Remember that liposuction is not a replacement for diet and exercise, and it’s not a cure-all for preventing weight gain. You can still gain weight, even after receiving liposuction, if you fail to exercise and eat a balanced diet. Additional weight gain can offset liposuction's potential health benefits.
Little Rock, AR, Leaves Many 5-Star Reviews
I absolutely love the results from both of my surgeries! Dr Devlin and his staff are among the best I have ever had!! True attention to detail went into each visit! His office went above and beyond!View on Google
Dr. Devlin and his staff are amazing! I had FDL tummy tuck a year ago and was so pleased with the results. The follow up care is exceptional. I highly recommend Dr. Devlin and will trust him with any future cosmetic surgery.View on Google