Liposuction involves the removal of excess fat from various areas throughout the body using small incisions and cannulas to remove the fat. The best candidates for this procedure are typically younger patients who have well-localized areas of excess fat and youthful skin that will retract and tighten after the fat is removed. The areas Dr. Duffy typically uses liposuction on are the abdomen, thighs, flanks, back, and neck.
Liposuction is an outpatient procedure often done in conjunction with other elective cosmetic surgery. This is a great procedure in healthy patients who take good care of themselves but who have troublesome areas that are resistant to their exercise regimens. It is the type of procedure that can be done on a Friday afternoon and on Monday morning patients are back at work.