Liposuction in Draper, UT

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What is Liposuction?

Despite a healthy diet and how much you exercise, you may still feel self-conscious by stubborn pockets of fat. Unfortunately, this may prevent you from feeling confident in yourself. To effectively eliminate fat from certain body parts, Dr. Jerry Chidester, or Dr. Chiddy, is proud to offer the latest treatments, like liposuction. VASER-assisted liposuction is a body contouring procedure that reduces fat from the flanks, tummy, buttocks, and thighs to produce a tighter figure. During your consultation at our Draper, UT office, Dr. Chiddy will assess problem areas and develop a treatment plan so you can attain your desired body goals. Located near the Greater Salt Lake City area, our team strives to help you look and feel your best.

Is Liposuction For You?

Liposuction is a good treatment option for patients who maintain a healthy weight but have stubborn pockets of fat that are difficult to eliminate, even with a healthy lifestyle. Patients interested in liposuction should have taut skin because liposuction cannot treat loose or sagging skin. Additionally, liposuction is not a solution for weight loss. Females undergoing liposuction should have no plans to become pregnant because this may compromise their results. During your consultation, Dr. Chiddy will set realistic expectations.

Surgical Technique

VASER-assisted liposuction is performed as an outpatient procedure in our private AAAASF-accredited surgical suite. Compared to normal liposuction techniques, VASER-assisted liposuction creates a smaller incision and uses unique soundwaves to help dissolve the fat. To help keep you comfortable, a member of our team will administer general anesthesia. At the beginning of your procedure, Dr. Chiddy makes a punch-hole incision through the skin and inserts a cannula into the treatment spot. A cannula is a special tool that makes it easier to loosen and remove fatty tissue. After eliminating the fat, Dr. Chiddy will close the incision. Based on the number of sections treated, your surgery could take 1 – 3 hours. In a separate recovery area, your post-op nurse will help you manage any pain and look after your treatment areas until you are eligible for discharge.

What to Expect

Depending on the number of sections treated and the size of the treatment area, you may need to recover at home for about 1 – 3 weeks. Typically, patients experience some bruising and swelling for 1 – 2 weeks, and you will need to have your stitches removed in about 7 – 10 days after surgery. One of the most important things after undergoing surgery is to give your body a chance to heal and recover. Once you return to your daily routine, you will need to minimize stress and strenuous activity. To increase your strength and stamina, we recommend sticking to light workouts and going for walks. Please keep in mind that you may see some improvements soon after your surgery, but it takes 6 – 10 months until your new body shape and contour are attained.

Look Fit and Toned

Fat removal with liposuction offers patients the chance to have annoying fat eliminated almost immediately. Without the help of liposuction, it can feel frustrating to try and reduce stubborn pockets of fat. Based on your personal goals, Dr. Chiddy can recommend various procedure options and create a treatment plan. After receiving a treatment plan, our billing staff will provide information about the cost or financing with Prosper and Mountain America Credit Union. We invite you to contact our practice in Draper, UT, and schedule a private consultation with Dr. Chiddy.

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