Tumescent Liposuction

Tumescent Liposuction

Hips & ThighsFrequently Asked Questions

Will I lose weight?
Will cellulite improve with liposuction?
Will the fat removed by liposuction ever regrow?
Can the procedure be repeated?
What are the possible side effects and complications from the procedure?
What is the cost?
How do I schedule a consultation?

 

abs waist hipsWill I lose weight?

Fat cells weigh very little. Therefore, you will not notice a significant weight loss. Most noticeable will be a loss of inches in the areas treated and looser fitting clothing.

Will cellulite improve with liposuction?

Cellulite is dimpling due to superficial fat. It is unlikely that cellulite will improve much with liposuction since liposuction concentrates on deeper fat accumulation.

Will the fat removed by liposuction ever regrow?

Once puberty is reached no new fat cells develop. Fat cells simply swell and shrink in response to weight gain and loss. Therefore, if you were to gain weight after surgery the new fat would go to sites other than those treated by liposuction. The only exception to this rule is if there is a massive weight gain. In this case new fat cells can be seen in the treated area.

Can the procedure be repeated?

Occasionally it is not possible to remove all the excess fat in an area during one procedure. Areas can be retreated or "touched-up" if the desired result is not accomplished initially. Touch-ups are quicker and less expensive than the original procedure. It is best to wait at least 3 months. However, new areas can be done sooner.

What are the possible side effects and complications from the procedure?

As with any surgical procedure there are associated side effects. Patients will have some tenderness, bruising, and swelling in the areas treated. There will also be drainage from the small incisions for about 48 hours. The drainage is residual anesthetic fluid that was not suctioned out with the fat. In a recent review of 15,335 patients treated by tumescent liposuction, the most common complications were infection, skin irregularities and localized areas of firmness which occurred in 0.2-0.4% of patients, and are correctable. No serious complications were seen, and blood transfusions were not needed, in any of the 15,335 patients.

What is the cost?

Since none of the techniques offered by Dr. Charlene Okomski require hospitalization, general anesthesia or lab fees, the cost associated with these procedures is substantially less than conventional treatments. Fees are based on individual needs and do vary. Approximate costs range from $1500 to $4000 depending on the body area. A written estimate will be given at time of consultation. The fee for the consultation is $100.00, half of which will be refunded if Dr. Okomski deems it not in your best interest to have the procedure. If you decide to schedule the treatment, the entire cost of the consultation will be put towards your procedure.

How do I schedule a consultation?

Dr. Charlene Okomski offers an office consultation for patients interested in tumescent Liposuction in Punta Gorda, Florida. Timeless Image also offers a free consultation for those interested in finding out more about the laser technique for having unwanted hair removed, skin rejuvenation, acne treatments, and eliminating unwanted leg veins. During that consultation, you can speak with a nurse or technician specially trained to perform laser therapy and obtain details about the hair removal procedure as well as the fees involved.

You can reach Timeless Image and Dr. Charlene Okomski at 1-941-205-5500 or 1-941-205-2666 in Punta Gorda, Florida. Our hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and on select evenings until 8:00 PM for your added convenience.

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