What is Liposuction?

Liposuction will change the contours of your body, such as under the chin, the upper arms and armpits, male chest/breasts, trunk, the abdomen, waist, hips, thighs, inner knees, calves, and ankles. Liposuction will permanently improve the contour and proportion of the treated areas. The goal is to create a more flattering figure or shape, in or out of clothing.

Who is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

Ideal candidates…

  • Are in good health, physically and mentally
  • Have no major medical issues
  • Are looking to lose fat rather than achieve weight loss
  • Are within around 20% of their ideal body weight
  • Have good skin elasticity
  • Have realistic expectations based on their consultation with Dr. Gardenier
  • Are prepared to follow the surgeons’ aftercare plan and attend follow-up visits

Our Approach to Liposuction

Here at Maine Plastic Surgery, this procedure is done on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia with IV sedation. Small suction tubes called cannulas are inserted through tiny incisions placed in inconspicuous locations near the fat deposits, and excess fat is then removed.

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Advantages of Liposuction:

  • Safe, effective removal of excess fat
  • Slims, tones and sculpts the body
  • Reduces cellulite
  • Improves overall health due to fat loss
  • Improves stamina
  • Boosts self-confidence
  • Provides a better fit in clothing and swimwear
  • Effective where dieting and exercise have failed to provide results
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Liposuction For Men

Liposuction is still the gold standard for body sculpting. Dr. Gardenier can improve your contours around the hips, waist, thighs, lower back, belly, arms and buttocks, removing excess fatty tissue for a more sculpted look. This in turn, can lead to a better fit in clothing, as well as improved self-confidence and well-being.

Financial and Risk Consideration for Liposuction

This procedure is considered cosmetic and is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment. However, we do offer access to a variety of healthcare lenders for your convenience. Our friendly patient care coordinator will help you to apply. In many cases, these lenders provide instant approval so you can get started immediately. They also provide reasonable down payments, APR’s and repayment terms that most clients find manageable. The specific risks can be determined only at the time of consultation.

All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally; major complications are rare.

All cosmetic treatments are performed at our Maine Plastic Surgery accredited outpatient center in Portland, Maine. Our medical facility is equipped with the very latest in advanced technology and equipment, and boasts a caring, knowledgeable support staff that goes the extra mile to ensure your success.

Following this surgery, patients go home in a first-stage compression garment or tape covering the treated areas. After pain and soreness decrease, a second-stage garment is worn for an additional three to four weeks. Total compression time is approximately one month to help reduce swelling. Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Bruising and swelling usually subside in two to four weeks. The final result takes shape over two to three months; however, final contours may not be evident for as long as six months.

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Your Initial Liposuction Consultation

If you would like to learn more about how liposuction can achieve your aesthetic goals, please contact our Portland, Maine offices today to schedule your confidential consultation with Dr. Gardenier. During this initial visit, the surgeons will conduct a physical examination, will go over your medical and surgical history, and will begin to formulate a personalized treatment plan that addresses your unwanted fat.

They will answer all your questions and concerns in depth, including those regarding financing and insurance; risks and possible complications; recovery and downtime; and of course, what you can expect from your final results. It is common that liposuction is paired with other body contouring procedures such as an arm lift, a thigh lift, a body lift, or a mommy makeover.

Combining procedures can often cut down on recovery time while also being more cost-effective. Browsing our library of before and after photography is an excellent way to prepare yourself for undergoing the liposuction procedure in Portland, Maine. You will see clients of all ages and backgrounds who have found success with Dr. Gardenier's body contouring methods.

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