This procedure uses special surgical equipment to suction away excess body fat. There are several types of liposuction, and Dr. Marshall uses tumescent liposuction, which is the most commonly used method for this procedure.
With tumescent liposuction, Dr. Marshall will inject a medicated solution into the areas where fat is to be removed. The solution helps loosen the fat, reduce pain after surgery, and minimize bruising and swelling. Dr. Marshall will make several small incisions and insert an instrument called a cannula to sweep through the area. This dislodges the fat, which is then removed, along with the medicated solution.
After your liposuction procedure, you will wear a compression garment for several weeks. Dr. Marshall may prescribe medications to help you manage pain and prevent infection. Although you should avoid strenuous activity for about a month, it’s important to walk as soon as possible to help prevent blood clots in your legs.
Most people feel much better a week or two after surgery, and you will continue to see improvements in your body shape as swelling subsides. Patients can help ensure their results are long-lasting with a healthy diet and exercise.
To view videos about this topic, please visit our Plastic Surgery Videos page. Please note, these should be only be viewed by those over 18 or with adult supervision. Contact Dr. Marshall's office at 406-327-3895 if you have any questions.
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