Say Goodbye to Stubborn Fat

Nothing will shake your confidence like stubborn pockets of fat that can manifest in random places on the body and resist diet and exercise, causing deep-seated emotional concerns about your appearance. At Higdon Plastic Surgery, located in the Nashville metro area in Franklin, TN, we understand the emotional weight carried by these insecurities and offer liposuction as a transformative solution to reshape your body. Dr. Kye Higdon, a renowned expert in aesthetic surgery who is recognized as a national plastic surgery leader and teacher of aesthetic surgery across the world, provides personalized care and outstanding results, allowing you to achieve the body you desire and regain confidence in your appearance. We also welcome patients from Brentwood and Cool Springs, TN.

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What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty or suction-assisted lipectomy, is a plastic surgical procedure to remove excess fat from specific body areas. A thin cannula is inserted into the targeted fat deposits through tiny incisions, and fat cells are suctioned out, contouring and reshaping the body's silhouette. Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure but rather a way to sculpt areas resistant to diet and exercise, such as the abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks, arms, or chin. This technique can enhance body proportions and create smoother, more defined contours, creating a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.

The Benefits of Liposuction

Liposuction in the Nashville & Franklin, TN area at Higdon Plastic Surgery offers transformative benefits for those seeking to sculpt and contour their bodies, including the following:

Enhanced Body Contours

Liposuction allows for precise targeting of stubborn fat deposits, resulting in smoother and more defined body contours and helping to achieve a more proportionate and aesthetically pleasing silhouette.

Customized Results

Liposuction is highly customizable, allowing surgeons to tailor the procedure to each patient's unique needs and desired outcome.

Expanded Wardrobe Options

With targeted fat removal, liposuction can open up a wider range of clothing choices, allowing individuals to enjoy styles that may not have been flattering or comfortable in the past.

Long-Lasting Results

While maintaining a healthy lifestyle is essential, liposuction reduces fat in treated areas, contributing to sustained body contour improvements over time.

Improved Confidence

By eliminating localized pockets of fat resistant to diet and exercise, liposuction can boost self-esteem and confidence in one's appearance.

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Is Liposuction Right for Me?

Liposuction is ideal for individuals at or near their target weight who struggle with localized areas of excess fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Common areas of concern include the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, and chin/neck areas. Candidates for liposuction often experience frustration due to these stubborn fat deposits, which can detract from their overall body contour and self-confidence. It's important to note that liposuction is most effective for those who are committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle to optimize their results in the long term. If you're considering liposuction in the Nashville & Franklin, TN area, schedule a consultation with Higdon Plastic Surgery now. During your consultation, Dr. Higdon will thoroughly evaluate your medical history and anatomy and discuss your concerns and aesthetic goals to determine if liposuction is the ideal solution for you. This personalized approach ensures you receive tailored recommendations and achieve optimal results.

What to Expect The Liposuction Procedure

You can expect several key steps during a liposuction procedure with Dr. Kye Higdon. First, the areas to be treated are marked while the patient stands. Then, anesthesia is administered to ensure comfort throughout the procedure. Typically, either local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia is used, depending on the extent of the treatment area and the patient's preferences. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, tiny incisions are made in inconspicuous locations near the targeted fat deposits. Through these incisions, a thin tube called a cannula is inserted. The cannula is attached to a vacuum device or syringe, which is used to suction out the excess fat cells.

Dr. Higdon carefully maneuvers the cannula to break up the fat deposits and sculpt the desired contours, utilizing advanced techniques, like SAFE Lipo, Lipo 360, and Hi-Def Lipo, for precise and comprehensive fat removal and body contouring. The length of the procedure varies depending on the size and number of areas being treated, but it usually takes a few hours to complete. Liposuction permanently removes fat cells from the body, providing long-lasting results combined with a healthy lifestyle.

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Liposuction Recovery

Following liposuction, you can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated areas, which is normal and resolves over the following weeks. It's important to follow our postoperative instructions, including wearing compression garments to reduce swelling and support the treated areas. Most patients can return to light activities within a few days to a week after the procedure, although strenuous exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for several weeks. The final results of liposuction may not be immediately apparent due to swelling. Still, as the swelling subsides over the following weeks and months, you will notice a more contoured and sculpted appearance in the treated areas. Follow-up appointments with Dr. Higdon will be scheduled to monitor progress and ensure optimal healing. You can enjoy long-lasting results from liposuction with proper care and adherence to our postoperative guidelines.

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Why Choose Higdon Plastic Surgery?

When considering liposuction, choosing Higdon Plastic Surgery, in Franklin, TN, ensures you're in the hands of an expert team that handles your concerns with compassion while delivering the transformative results you desire. A renowned aesthetic plastic surgeon, Dr. Kye Higdon offers personalized care to address your unique insecurities and aesthetic goals. With years of experience and a track record of successful outcomes, our practice is committed to providing you with the highest level of care and support throughout your journey. Experience liposuction's emotional and physical benefits with a trusted guide – schedule your consultation with Higdon Plastic Surgery now and take the first step towards a more confident, sculpted you.

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