Dr. Gary F. Horn performs both traditional and ultrasound-assisted liposuction as a quick, outpatient procedure at locations in Paris, London, and Brussels. Both liposuction options are ideal for eliminating stubborn fat in problem areas that does not respond to diet and exercise. These treatments are less invasive than other body contouring surgeries, and can produce excellent results in many patients. Dr. Horn has extensive training and experience performing liposuction, and will work carefully to ensure your results look completely natural.
Traditional liposuction uses a cannula, a thin and flexible tube, which Dr. Horn manipulates to break down fat. Fluid is injected and the cannula is moved strategically throughout the treatment area. As the fat begins to break down, it is suctioned out through the cannula. Traditional liposuction can address stubborn deposits of fat in a large number of areas, including the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, flanks, hips, and arms.
Ultrasound-assisted liposuction, also known as ultrasonic liposuction, utilizes a cannula equipped to transmit ultrasonic sound waves. These sound waves break down deposits of fat by liquefying them. This allows Dr. Horn to remove larger deposits of fat and is typically used in areas that are more difficult to treat, such as the neck, chin, cheeks, knees, calves, and ankles. For patients looking for comprehensive body contouring, Dr. Horn can combine traditional liposuction with ultrasound-assisted treatment.
Candidates for Liposuction
Patients over the age of 18 with stubborn deposits of fat that do not respond to lifestyle changes may be good candidates for either traditional or ultrasound-assisted liposuction. Ideally, patients should be within 20 to 30 pounds of their goal weight and have the ability to maintain a healthy weight after the procedure.
Though a medical condition may or may not disqualify you from receiving liposuction, it is recommended that patients are in good overall health. Patients will need to provide Dr. Horn with information regarding their medical history, current medications, and other factors.
What to Expect During the Procedure
Liposuction is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia. The procedure can take anywhere from one to two hours to several hours, depending on the number of areas being treated. Using a combination of liposuction techniques can also affect the procedure time.
For patients looking for comprehensive body contouring, Dr. Horn can combine traditional liposuction with ultrasound-assisted treatment.
Once Dr. Horn makes small incisions in the treatment area, the cannula is inserted to break down and remove fat. Once he has sufficiently contoured and slimmed the area, Dr. Horn will close your incisions. Most patients return to work within a few days and are back to their normal level of activity within two weeks.
Aesthetic and Health Benefits
Performed correctly, liposuction produces minimal scarring and eliminates stubborn deposits of fat. Removing these fat deposits can improve overall contours for a slimmer figure. Liposuction can help patients regain confidence in their appearances and motivate them to continue exercising and eating healthy, which helps to maintain results. The effects of liposuction are long-lasting for patients who maintain a healthy weight.
Learn More About Your Candidacy
If you have stubborn deposits of fat that have been unresponsive to diet and exercise, contact us today to schedule your liposuction consultation with Dr. Horn.