One of the most commonly-performed body contouring procedures in Baltimore is liposuction. That’s because—thanks to pregnancy or simple genetics—most people have fat deposits in places diet and exercise just can’t reach.
Liposuction can be used to remove fat cells and reshape many areas of the body, including the jaw line, neck, upper arms, breasts, abdomen, flanks, buttocks, hips, thighs, calves and knees. Dr. Dean Kane often uses liposuction to complement other procedures, such as Baltimore breast enhancement, abdominoplasty, neck lift, or facelift in Baltimore. It’s also commonly performed on its own.
Baltimore Liposuction with Dr. Kane
Dr. Kane uses two state-of-the-art liposuction techniques. Both involve a small incision in the area to be treated. Next, a thin, hollow tube called a cannula is inserted into the incision and fat cells are vacuumed out and discarded. Liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis under twilight sedation and can last two or more hours.
Baltimore patients undergo tumescent liposuction when large amounts of fat need to be removed. In this procedure, considered to be extremely safe, a salt-water solution (saline) is injected into the fat to make it easier to remove with the cannula.
Ultrasound assisted liposuction (UAL) is one of the newest types of liposuction available today. Like the tumescent method offered by Dr. Kane in Baltimore, Maryland, ultrasonic liposuction allows for removal of excess fat cells from problem areas on the body. However, this procedure is slightly different because it incorporates ultrasonic energy (sound waves) and saline injections to allow for maximum fat removal. The sound waves are emitted from the tip of the cannula, liquefying the fat and allowing for easier extraction. This method can result in less skin dimpling and puckering.
Depending on the precise liposuction procedure you need—including the type of liposuction, the areas of your body to be addressed and the volume of fat to be eliminated—the initial recovery period will vary from a few to several days. Most patients find they’re ready to return to work within a week and to begin resuming light exercise in a few days. Strenuous activity needs to be delayed a few to several weeks.
To find out about liposuction in Maryland, call the Center for Cosmetic Surgery & MediSpa at 410.602.3322 and ask for Lauri Kane. She’ll give you more information, answer most of your questions and even provide some price ranges over the phone. Or request an appointment online with Dr. Dean Kane. Both of them look forward to meeting you and introducing you to their practice on Reservoir Circle in Baltimore, serving Delaware, the Eastern Shore and southern Pennsylvania as well as Maryland communities like Annapolis.
Of all the surgeries Dr. Dean Kane performs in his Baltimore Maryland Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Medi-Spa, Liposuction is one of the easiest to recover from. It is hard to hurt the results of liposuction. As long as the patients follow Dr. Kane’s post-operative instructions and wears their special liposuction garment for 6-8 weeks 24 hours a day. The time off from work will depend on the extensive volume of fat that has been removed by Dr. Kane. If patients have liposuction of one to two areas only like just liposuction of the arms, or just the inner and outer thighs or just the abdomen and love handles, patients feel good enough to return to work within 4-5 days. If multiple areas of liposuction are performed at the same time, like liposuction of the abdomen, back and inner and outer thighs then patients may need a little more time off from returning to their usual routines, but still not much more than 7-10 days. The amount of fat removed is also a factor, but if the procedure is performed in the private setting of Dr. Dean Kane’s fully accredited operating room than only 5 liters of fat is permitted medically safe and most patients can go back to work within the 5-7 day period. To give patients an understanding of what 1 liter is, image a quart of milk as being a liter of fat. Now image taking 5 quarts of fat out of the body!!! That’s a lot of fat that can be removed. Dr. Kane can reshape the body into a new body and allow a patient to reduce in multiple sizes. If however, patients want larger amounts of fat removed from 5-10 liters or more in multiple areas, these liposuction procedures would need to be performed in a hospital setting with an over night stay.
Dr. Kane performs these liposuctions in Northwest Hospital in Randallstown or Mercy Medical Center in Downtown Baltimore City. Patients undergoing large volume liposuctions are very sore and often very fatigued. They will require a 2 week recovery from work and often times Dr. Kane requires that the patient donates their own blood to be returned to the patient that evening of surgery to restore any blood loss which improves the patients ability to feel better sooner. Each patient is evaluated individually by Dr. Kane in which he determine the same amount of fat to be removed in a high volume liposuction. Liposuction Requires Lifestyle Changes in Diet and Exercise.The key in all liposuction results is that Dr. Kane can reduce a woman’s or man’s body dramatically with liposuction, but it is up to the patient to be able to keep the weight off. Dr. Kane places a great deal of importance in making sure his patients undergo a lifestyle change in diet and exercise before performing the liposuction procedures on his patients. Dr. Kane believes in the South Beach type Diet which is high protein, low fat, low carbohydrates, minimal to no sweets, no regular sodas and no snacking on chips, etc. He encourages his patients to exercise regularly increasing their cardiac output into an aerobic form of exercise daily. Without this change in lifestyle, both in diet and exercise all the fat will return back to the body in other places with a vengeance. Often fat returns inside the internal belly in which the fat surround the internal organs of the heart, intestines, kidneys where liposuction procedure can not reach. This is seriously dangerous fat that can cause people to have heart disease. The bottom line if any one wants to consider liposuction with Dr. Dean Kane, it is not a weight loss procedure. It is a body contouring procedure that requires a commitment to a life long lifestyle change of a healthy diet and solid aerobic form of exercise. Dr. Dean Kane places his post-op care as important as the surgery itself. Dr. Kane always sees his patients the very next day after surgery to make sure the patient is progressing.