Surgical Fat Reduction for Nashville
Men and women who want well-defined body contours have more safe and effective options than ever before, thanks to modern advances in fat-reduction technology and techniques. In Nashville, liposuction is often the best solution to achieve a firmer, tighter look, since even regular exercise and good nutrition may not be enough to correct areas where excess fat has collected.
Maxwell Aesthetics is built on a strong foundation of liposuction innovation. Working in the mid-1990s with Italian surgeon Dr. Michael Zocchi, Dr. Patrick Maxwell developed ultra-sonic liposuction techniques and technologies, introduced them into the United States, and trained and certified many American surgeons on the concepts. He has further pioneered new techniques for the procedure, as well as for body lift and breast enhancement surgeries. That commitment to pushing body contouring forward and putting patients first is also shared by Dr. Jacob Unger, offering everything from high-definition liposuction that emphasizes muscle definition to fat transfer for adding volume elsewhere to BODYtite for tightening skin along with fat reduction.
What Can Liposuction Do?
Although there are numerous variations on liposuction surgery, they all involve physically freeing unwanted fat cells from the surrounding tissue, then suctioning them out with a specialized tube known as a cannula. The fat may be discarded, or, if certain techniques are used, it can be purified and injected elsewhere on the body. Most commonly, patients at Nashville’s Maxwell Aesthetics choose liposuction to:
- Smooth out “bra rolls,” “saddlebags,” and other stubborn areas
- Help re-contour areas such as the buttocks, belly, or thighs
- Correct problem areas resulting from weight loss, pregnancy, or heredity
- Remove lumpy or saggy patches of fat on the lower face
- Emphasize a tighter, firmer, and more flattering body shape
Liposuction is not for losing weight, but it can help patients who have lost weight to better show off the results of their hard work.
Planning Your Liposuction Procedure in Nashville
Internationally recognized as leaders in plastic surgery, Dr. Maxwell and Dr. Unger dedicate themselves to helping their patients accomplish their goals through a blend of traditional and cutting-edge treatments. As pioneers of new body contouring technologies, Dr. Maxwell and Dr. Unger have the experience to provide accurate assessments of your needs and goals, and to recommend the best procedure options for naturallooking liposuction results.
Discover the fat-reduction, body-sculpting, and re-contouring options available at Maxwell Aesthetics.
For many years, plastic surgeons had to manually move cannulas back and forth to free fat for removal. Power-assisted liposuction involves a rapidly and automatically vibrating wand that more effectively handles the mechanical action, which results in more thorough fat removal, a shorter procedure, and improved results and recovery.
An advanced technique for board-certified plastic surgeons, Three-Stage Lipo involves three distinct steps. First is separating the fat cells from their surrounding tissue and each other, loosening them without damaging blood vessels and other delicate systems in the area. Because the separation stage creates easily removed material, the next step—aspiration, or removal of the fat cells via suction—can be accomplished by thinner cannulas than usual. This results in less trauma, which in turn reduces post-surgical swelling and bruising. Finally, the fat cells remaining in the body are equalized for a thin, uniform look. Since the necessary blood vessels are still intact thanks to the unique separation stage, these cells are nourished and healthy, offering long-lasting, toned results.
This technique involves removing fat cells directly above muscles in order to let the contours show, since fat cells can obscure even tight, strong, bulky muscles. The end result is more definition. Some patients may choose etching, which involves detail work to further accentuate muscles, such as six-pack abs. The key here is working with a surgeon who understands musculature and has the necessary experience and skill to handle these precision liposuction techniques.
Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction
One of the first surgeons to develop and refine this technique, Dr. Maxwell developed a special skill in the use of ultrasonic energy to help liquefy fat before it is removed from the body, as opposed to loosening it manually or with a powered cannula. This process offers smoother results and a more comfortable recovery than traditional techniques, and is particularly effective for “difficult” areas such as the flanks and thighs. Dr. Maxwell has also pioneered advanced approaches applying UAL technology in breast reduction procedures.
Fine Cannula Liposuction
Ideal for localized pockets of fat in the belly, hips, thighs, and buttocks, this approach makes use of very fine cannulas, crisscrossing the targeted area to remove unwanted fat gently and efficiently, via tiny, barely visible incisions. For larger areas of fat, and for patients who want to correct the unsightly effects of weight loss or pregnancy, the plastic surgeon may recommend an approach that will integrate a tummy tuck or body lift procedure for more complete tightening of the excess skin.
Successful fat reduction can still leave behind loose skin that stretched to make room for the large, numerous fat cells beneath. Without them, the remaining skin may appear saggy. BODYtite is a nonsurgical device that heats deep tissues to coagulate fat below the skin, as well as tighten the skin itself. The result is a smoother, tighter, and more toned look. This treatment can be performed on its own, or in combination with liposuction to further refine surgical results. It is frequently used on the belly, face, neck, and arms.
Living fat cells harvested via liposuction can be refined and then use to sculpt a different feature on the same patient by adding volume, such as the breasts or buttocks. This technique is frequently used for a Brazilian butt lift, which can address sagging skin on the posterior, as well as add roundness. There is no implant or foreign material used. The injected fat comes from a patient’s own body, so patients do not have to worry about rejection or allergies.
Trusted for their aesthetic sense and high standards of accuracy, Dr. Maxwell and Dr. Unger have a passion for achieving aesthetically pleasing results for every patient, from “straightforward” cases to some of the most challenging ones in the world. In your body contouring consultation, your plastic surgeon will take into account factors like past weight problems or multiple pregnancies, and develop a surgical plan customized fully according to your unique needs.
Liposuction Surgery and Results
Dr. Maxwell and Dr. Unger have years of experience performing liposuction, and are committed to helping patients understand their options thoroughly so that they can feel confident about their results. Before your liposuction procedure, the highly trained staff will answer your questions and help make sure you understand what to expect from your procedure and recovery.
Liposuction is typically performed as an outpatient procedure under either “twilight” or general anesthesia in Maxwell Aesthetics’ state-of-the-art and state-certified surgical suite. The vast majority of liposuction— and other plastic surgery—procedures performed by Dr. Maxwell and Dr. Unger happen in the office itself. Procedures may also be performed at the Baptist Outpatient Surgery Center (Surgicare) nearby. For out-oftown patients, we can recommend a number of hotels in close proximity to both facilities.
Surgery times vary according to the extent of the procedure and the size of the treatment area, but most of Dr. Maxwell and Dr. Unger’s liposuction procedures take one to several hours to perform. Afterward, you will need to wear a compression garment to help ensure firm, smooth results, and you should be able to return to most daily activities almost immediately. Full recovery will take a few weeks, although skin may take a few months to tighten fully.
Discover how Dr. Patrick Maxwell and Dr. Jacob Unger work with patients who want new, slimmer contours at Maxwell Aesthetics in Nashville. Liposuction is available in a variety of forms to address a variety of patient needs. Request a consultation or call their offices at 615.932.7700 today.