Liposuction in Hattiesburg, MS
Dr. Richard A. Pecunia offers liposuction to patients in Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Lamar County, and surrounding areas.
What Is Liposuction?
Despite good health and a reasonable level of fitness, some people may still have a body with disproportionate contours due to localized fat deposits. Liposuction—also known as lipo, lipoplasty, or suction lipectomy—slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits, improving body contours and proportion and ultimately enhancing your self-image.
At his office in Hattiesburg, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard A. Pecunia wants to help you reach all of your aesthetic goals. Whether it’s your love handles, abdominal “pooch,” or pesky outer thighs, liposuction can be the answer to getting rid of those localized bulges on your body. Dr. Pecunia and his friendly, knowledgeable staff in Hattiesburg are proud to offer lipo to men and women throughout the region, including residents of Forrest County, Lamar County, and beyond.
How Is Liposuction Performed?
With Dr. Pecunia, his lipoplasty patients in Hattiesburg are generally placed under local or general anesthesia. He will carefully mark up the area to be treated before making small punctures in the skin and injecting fluids to limit blood loss and reduce discomfort. Following this, a thin, hollow tube called a cannula is inserted. This is used to break up and suction out fat from the body.
Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
Liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in Hattiesburg. Both men and women can benefit from suction lipectomy; the best candidates are at least 18 years old and are physically and emotionally healthy.
At Dr. Pecunia’s office in Hattiesburg, ideal lipo patients are not more than 20 pounds overweight, but have persistent, localized fat deposits that just won’t disappear with diet and exercise. This can be due to a number of factors, including genetics, body chemistry, and age. It’s important to understand that liposuction is not designed for extreme weight loss, so having realistic expectations of your results is crucial in determining whether or not you are a good candidate for the procedure.
What Kind of Post-Operative Liposuction Care Can I Expect?
After undergoing liposuction in Hattiesburg, Dr. Pecunia will provide you with elastic garments to wear for up to one week. You can expect some drainage from small incision sites, which are left open temporarily to allow fluid and residual fatty deposits to empty. Bruising and swelling may also be apparent but should disappear within three weeks.
While each patient is different, most people are able to return to work within a few days following their liposuction. In fact, you’ll be encouraged to move around soon after surgery to avoid a blood clot. However, try to avoid any strenuous activities for at least three weeks.
What Are the Typical Results of Liposuction?
Once the unsightly pockets of fat are removed, lipo patients at Dr. Pecunia’s Hattiesburg office are ecstatic with their new, sleeker body contour. The remarkable results can be seen in our liposuction before and after pictures.
What Are Hattiesburg Liposuction Costs?
Prices can vary depending on the area of the body to be treated, so it’s best to discuss liposuction costs with Dr. Pecunia during your one-on-one consultation. His friendly and highly trained staff members are also on hand to answer any questions you may have about lipoplasty. We welcome lipo patients from Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Lamar County, and beyond. It’s our goal to help you achieve the body you’ve always wanted.
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Dr. Richard Pecunia offers plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients across Mississippi including Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Lamar County, Laurel, Meridian, and The Pine Belt. Contact the Dr. Richard Pecunia office today to schedule your liposuction consultation!