Liposuction in Chicago, IL

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About Liposuction

Liposuction is a surgical procedure designed to minimize stubborn areas of fat and contour the results to look natural, however, it is not a weight loss procedure. These stubborn areas of fat can develop for various reasons, from changes in body chemistry to simple genetics. For patients, it can feel exceptionally frustrating when diet and exercise seem not to affect these areas of unwanted fat.

Liposuction procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, so patients can return home once the immediate effects of the anesthesia wear off. Generally speaking, liposuction usually follows these steps.

  • Anesthesia — In most cases, patients undergo general anesthesia for major liposuction procedures. However, for some patients, local anesthesia is the preferred option.
  • Incision — Dr. Ogilvie will make small incisions in the desired area. These incisions will usually be only two or three centimeters in length. Then, a small tube called a cannula is inserted and used to suction out the unwanted fat. Other devices or techniques may help break up and contour the fat in the desired fashion.
  • Suction — Once the incisions are made, a small tube called a cannula is inserted. This cannula is then moved back and forth to suction out unwanted areas of fat. Modern liposuction techniques give Dr. Ogilvie a significant amount of control and finesse, meaning results are often quite natural.

Introduction to Liposuction

As performed by Dr. Ogilvie in Chicago, liposuction requires only very small incisions, so it’s usually referred to as a minimally invasive procedure. Modern liposuction techniques allow Dr. Ogilvie to express significant control and finesse, meaning your results will blend in with your body's natural curves and forms.

This means that it won’t be obvious you’ve undergone a liposuction procedure–the only thing that will be obvious is how good you look.

Typical Treatment Areas:

  • Neck and Chin
  • Arms
  • Abdomen, Flanks, and Back
  • Thighs
  • Calf and Ankle

How Do I Start the Liposuction Process?

The first step in the liposuction process is a consultation with Dr. Ogilvie. During this consultation, you’ll be able to discuss your desired final look with Dr. Ogilvie and plan a pathway forward. Dr. Ogilvie believes strongly in a transparent and educational experience for patients, so he may also discuss other aspects of the liposuction procedure.

Many patients who undergo liposuction around the abdomen may also require a tummy tuck. Dr. Ogilvie will discuss that possibility with you during your consultation. To set up that consultation, call our Chicago area office to make an appointment!

Who is a Good Candidate For Liposuction?

Liposuction is generally used as a body contouring solution, not as a massive weight loss method (bariatric surgery, for example, would be a better option for weight loss purposes). However, liposuction can be used to eliminate unwanted areas of fat across broad and specific parts of the body.

The targets for liposuction vary considerably. There are, in fact, few areas of the body that are not good targets for a liposuction procedure. However, the most popular liposuction targets are usually the abdomen, torso, and legs (although the neck and chin areas are also common).

In some cases, liposuction of the abdomen will create a small amount of excess skin (if sufficient fat is removed). As a result, many patients will also opt for a tummy tuck to be performed concurrently or subsequently with their liposuction procedure.

Is Liposuction Right For Me?

In general, a good candidate for liposuction will:

  • Want to eliminate fat from a specific area of the body
  • Wish to achieve a more slender-looking silhouette
  • Desire results that look natural and contour to the rest of the body
  • Be able to maintain a relatively stable weight
  • Be generally healthy enough for surgery
  • Have realistic expectations about what liposuction can achieve

If you think you’re a good candidate for liposuction, contact Dr. Ogilvie to schedule a consultation today.

Recovery And Results

Patients may experience swelling and bruising for two to three weeks after their liposuction procedure (depending on the extent and nature of the liposuction). Dr. Ogilvie will give patients detailed and personalized instructions on how to keep swelling under control after the procedure. Once the swelling subsides, you will notice that the treated area looks significantly more slender and fit, contoured to the natural curves and corners of your body.

If you have questions about liposuction and how it might be able to address stubborn areas of fat on your body, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ogilvie and get started on your transformation.

Impeccable results - the entire process went extremely well - Dr. Ogilvie is an excellent doctor. I'm so happy with my results from liposuction and fat grafting. The entire process went extremely well. His staff was very kind, helpful, and informative throughout the entire process. Dr. Ogilvie is such a caring doctor, who always listened to me very patiently to ensure that he gave me the results that I was looking for. His skills are amazing and my results are better than my expectations. I highly recommend him to anyone as I am so happy that I chose him as my doctor.

J. RealSelf

He done the surgery and I’m very satisfied of what he done - I’m so happy with my tummy tuck and liposuction. When I first went in for my first consultation the front desk girlsare very nice, and medical assistant are nice and kind made me feel very comfortable. Dr. Michael Ogilvie , He explained to me what was good for me and what he could do . He didn’t rush through it . He done the surgery and I’m very satisfied of what he done. My follow up with Dr. Michael Ogilvie He takes his time to examine snd explains to me . I highly recommend Dr. Michael Ogilvie he is amazing.Thank you to you and your lovely Staff .Updated on 28 Oct 2022:Dr. Michael Ogilvie is an excellent surgeon, I’m very satisfied with my tummy and liposuction. He is very caring , answers all of my questions.I had an amazing experience. I highly recommendDr. Michael Ogilvie.

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