Liposuction is a procedure that can help sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat from specific areas, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, back, chin, and neck. It is one of the most common cosmetic procedures. Dr. Siegel is able to perform this procedure in his private operating suite using either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. Anesthesia varies with the number of areas to be liposuctioned and with the size of the area. An incision of one-quarter inch is used for each area, and is hidden in skin folds or where clothing or bathing suit may cover.
A snug fitting garment is worn under clothing to apply pressure to the skin of the treated area and discourage swelling. Returning to work and activities is short, but depending on number of areas treated maybe several days.