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.
"Do Your Flanks the First Time! - I had a tummy tuck a year ago and decided to save costs and not do lipo on my flanks. I totally regretted it so I went back a year later and had that done. Makes such a difference if you're even slightly thinking about. I was worried about more scars, but Dr Chidester used scars I already had and the incisions are so tiny you can't even tell. I'm about 6 weeks out of recovery and I've been back to normal activity for awhile. My sides are still a little tender to the touch and I have some weird sensations, but it doesn't effect my daily routine. I still feel like there's swelling but I'm pretty sure it's normal to have some swelling at this point in recovery. Dr. Chidester is fabulous to work with and the only plastic surgeon I'll ever use!! Plus his staff, nurses, and even Sean the anesthesiologist make it such a smooth experience. They truly care about their patients and make you feel calm, comfortable, and educated through it all."- J. / RealSelf / Aug 29, 2019
"Dr. Jerry is the Whole Package! - Dr Jerry has been the best doctor that I have ever worked with. From the ease of his bedside manner to his professionalism to his skills as a doctor, he is incredible. I actually booked with another surgeon and paid a deposit but after meeting Dr. Jerry, I knew I had to change my surgeon and go with him. He was amazing and I am so glad that he did my procedure. I can already see a difference in my legs and waist and there is still swelling, I can’t wait to see my final results"- L. / RealSelf / Aug 16, 2018
"Surgery Consult - I’m a very self conscious person and having a mommy makeover consult scared me crazy! But! Not more than looking in the mirror everyday and not liking what I was seeing. Once Dr. Chidester started talking I began to relax, he is so knowledgeable and explains things in detail I then realized he was doing his job. He was explaining what and why he was doing it through out the examine. I was not embarrassed at all, he is so professional I can’t imagine anyone doing it better! He has earned my trust, his careful thought through approach helped me to know his plan for me. I’m on board! Now I’m doing my screening labs, ekg and mammo (that’s how thorough he is) and booked for my life changing surgery. Thanks Dr. Chidester"- D.C. / RealSelf / Jun 24, 2019
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.
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, CareCredit, 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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