Liposuction in Chicago, IL
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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
- Abdomen, Flanks, and Back
- 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!
What Are The Benefits?
Liposuction in Chicago, IL at Ogilvie Plastic Surgery is a highly esteemed procedure to deal with unwanted fat tissue and have the shape you wish for. This minimally invasive treatment's collection of merits involve:
- Melts away stubborn fat deposits from problem regions
- Achieves outcomes if healthy eating and burning calories have failed
- Addresses a variety of areas of the body
- Trims and slims the body
- Reshapes and shapes the body
- Benefits body harmony and symmetry
- May improve well-being by lessening BMI (body mass index)
- Treats medical issues such as gynecomastia, lipodystrophy syndrome, and more
- Recovery time is short (within weeks)
- Boosts self-image and self-confidence
- Minor scarring
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.
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.
My results are phenomenal and even better than I hoped for - I have been a patient of Dr. Ogilvie for several years and have had various procedures done and I must say, I am always extremely happy with my results. The most recent procedure I had was 360 liposuction and an OG Curve BBL.Let me start by saying, Dr. Ogilvie is truly an artist and an extremely gifted plastic surgeon. Dr. O and his staff are extremely welcoming, warm, professional, knowledgeable, and informative. They take the time to listen to you, understand what you are looking for, and answer any and all of your questions. They make the entire process as smooth and stress-free as possible, it really was a wonderful and seamless experience from start to finish.Special shoutout to his PA Lauren, who is extremely caring and always there to answer any questions I had. Lauren and Dr. O made me feel comfortable throughout the entire process. Dr. Ogilvie is extremely honest, realistic, and down to earth with a less-is-more approach, and his bedside manner is impeccable. I have to admit at first I was nervous to undergo such a significant procedure, particularly because I did not want to look fake or overdone. After meeting with him and his staff about this procedure, I felt extremely confident and at ease with his advice and his plan and was instantly ready to move forward. I trusted him completely throughout the entire process and knew I was in the best hands.My results are phenomenal and even better than I hoped for. Dr. O and his staff called to check on me after my surgery and made sure to let me know that they were just a text or phone call away if I needed anything at all or had any questions. The patient care was outstanding from start to finish.Dr. O is a perfectionist with his work and I am truly in awe of my results. He ABSOLUTELY nailed it! I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Ogilvie and Ogilvie Plastic Surgery and would never trust anyone else with my care. If you are looking for a plastic surgeon, do yourself a favor and book a consultation with him today!
Liposuction results are incredible & Ogilvie & staff are wonderful! - Dr. Ogilvie was wonderful as was his staff! They’re kind, take their time with you and never dismiss any of your concerns. They go above and beyond to not only make sure you’re comfortable when you’re in their care but also when you’re home. I was so comfortable knowing that if I ever had a question or concern, they were always available. Dr. Ogilvie makes everything easy to understand and the cherry on top: the results are incredible!
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How much does liposuction cost?
The liposuction varies depending on the technique selected and the amount of areas being addressed. During your consultation, Dr. Ogilvie will create your personal liposuction surgical plan based on your needs and goals. He will also consider your budget. When your plan is ready, estimated costs will be discussed. To help make your surgery easy to afford, Ogilvie Plastic Surgery takes many payment options and we can help you find low-interest financing.
What about nonsurgical liposuction?
Thanks to modern advancements, there are many nonsurgical options to reduce fat. Some popular methods are CoolSculpting, UltraShape, Vanquish, KYBELLA, and Liposonix. Although these nonsurgical procedures may help reduce mild to moderate fat pockets, surgical liposuction is still best for most people. Liposuction surgery produces more consistent and dramatic results. Talk to Dr. Ogilvie about nonsurgical liposuction during your consultation. He can explain the benefits and drawbacks of all your options and help you choose which is best for your needs and goals.
What about cellulite and loose skin?
Surgical liposuction only addresses excess fat. If you have loose skin, Dr. Ogilvie may suggest combining liposuction with a lift surgery. Lipo is often performed along with skin tightening surgery, such as a tummy tuck, arm lift, or thighplasty, to produce the best results. For cellulite, there are many nonsurgical and minimally invasive treatments, including Cellulaze, VelaShape, VASER Shape, and Venus Freeze. During your consultation, talk to Dr. Ogilvie about all your concerns like loose skin and cellulite so a comprehensive treatment plan can be developed.
Can liposuction be combined with other procedures?
Yes, it's common for patients to combine liposuction with other procedures for more comprehensive results. For instance, liposuction is frequently paired with tummy tucks, breast lifts, or even facial surgeries. Combining procedures can sometimes be more cost-efficient and can minimize the overall recovery time. Speak with Dr. Ogilvie during your consultation to discuss your specific needs and goals.
What are the long-term maintenance requirements after liposuction?
Once the fat cells are removed via liposuction, they don't grow back. However, remaining fat cells can expand with weight gain. Long-term maintenance generally involves a stable diet and regular exercise to keep your newly contoured shape. Dr. Ogilvie can offer more personalized guidelines based on your individual circumstances.
How do I choose between surgical and nonsurgical fat removal?
The choice between surgical and nonsurgical methods often depends on how much fat you want to remove and your desired results. Surgical liposuction provides more dramatic and consistent outcomes, while nonsurgical options like CoolSculpting may be suitable for smaller fat pockets. During your consultation, we will assess your condition and recommend the most appropriate treatment option for you.