Dr. Potter offers liposuction to improve the body contours and figures of his patients. The liposuction procedure involves making small incisions and using a suction device to remove excess fat. It is an excellent way to treat a moderate amount of body fat that does not respond readily to diet and exercise. Dr. Potter's approach to cosmetic surgery ensures that liposuction patients achieve consistent results.              

The Benefits of Liposuction
The chief benefit of liposuction is a more attractive body contour. Losing weight is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and certain types of cancer. Liposuction is also versatile, and can be easily adapted to the unique needs of each patient.

Candidates for Liposuction
Though liposuction is an effective procedure, it is not the best option for every patient.  Dr. Potter will evaluate patients and help them decide whether liposuction is right for them. As with all elective surgical procedures, candidates must be in good overall health. Patients with large amounts of excess fat and those suffering from medical problems will need a medical evaluation prior to any procedure.

The Liposuction Procedure

After administering a local anesthetic, Dr. Potter makes a small, discreet incision in the area to be treated. Using a narrow tube attached to a suction device, the doctor carefully breaks up and removes fat deposits. After he closes the incision, the liposuction procedure is complete. The patient sheds pounds of extra weight in a single surgical procedure, producing a more appealing body contour.

Recovery after Liposuction
Full recovery from liposuction usually takes no more than a few weeks during which the patient will wear protective bandages. Patients are frequently able to return to work in less than a week. There will be some swelling and tenderness after the procedure, but it should subside quickly as the patient recovers. Within a few weeks, patients will be able to show off an exciting new body contour.

Dr. Potter and his staff look forward to helping you achieve the body shape of your dreams. If you are interested in discussing liposuction and other body contouring options, contact Graystone Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery today.