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Liposuction Surgery: Chicago, Illinois
This website offers information on liposuction surgery, practice and procedure for Dr. Jay M Pensler's office in Chicago, Illinois.
Liposuction is a procedure that removes excess fat cells from localized deposits of fat. The surgery is designed to improve the overall body shape by removing the exercise resistant localized fat deposits. Prior to the surgery a solution is infused into the area of the liposuction. The infusion contains numbing medication and a medical agent which reduces blood loss during the procedure.
This solution is called tumescent solution and the technique for liposuction with large fluid infusion is called tumescent technique. This is the type of surgery that is performed in our office operating room. Following injection of the tumescent solution, small (3mm) incisions are made and hollow or ultrasonic cannulae are placed.
The ultrasonic cannulae is used for more complete removal of larger volumes of fat. The hollow cannulae is used for small volumes to adjust contour of the upper layers of fat following placement of the ultrasonic cannulae. It should be mentioned that fat cells do not divide. They grow by increasing in size but an individual has a fixed number of fat cells, which are unchanged from birth. Therefore removal of localized deposits of fat affect a permanent change. Common locations for liposuction include the chin, cheeks, upper arms, abdomen, buttock, hips, thighs, and calves. The length of the procedure varies from one to three hours. The procedure is typically performed as an outpatient in our accredited operating room. For individuals who have medical problems it may be necessary to perform the surgery in the hospital.
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