Men and women alike have been amazed by the capabilities of liposuction to remove stubborn fat when exercise, diet, and other attempts have been unsuccessful. Liposuction works by surgically eliminating excess fat using a device that suctions it from underneath the skin. The results from liposuction can stay for many years as long as the patient adheres to a healthy lifestyle. Baton Rouge plastic surgeon, Dr. Erick Sanchez, is a specialist in fat removal, body contouring, methods of reducing fat and reshaping the body. Liposuction is commonly used on the hips, thighs, abdomen, flanks, inner knees, and arms. Each body is different, and a patient consultation with Dr. Sanchez will help gain clarity on the best possible approach to meet your aesthetic goals.
"Best plastic surgeon around ! Where do I start? Dr. Sanchez is the best plastic surgeon in Baton Rouge, Louisiana!!! His beside manner, knowledge and his love for his patients is like no other !! I was not asked to write a review I just knew I needed to share my experience that I had on 2/10/17 with others so that others can see for themselves! I visited Dr. Sandchez office because I was experiencing pain in my adbodom after seeing another plastic surgeon from another state that preformed a Smart Liposuction procedure and he didn't hesitate to take care of me. He told me to come in and he would take care of it ! And he did just that. He drained 350cc of fluid from my stomach and immediately all of my pain went away ! I would definitely recommend him for all of your plastic surgery needs!"- Anonymous / Office Visit / Mar 12, 2017
"Best plastic surgeon around ! - Where do I start? Dr. Sanchez is the best plastic surgeon in Baton Rouge, Louisiana!!! His beside manner, knowledge and his love for his patients is like no other !! I was not asked to write a review I just knew I needed to share my experience that I had on 2/10/17 with others so that others can see for themselves! I visited Dr. Sandchez office because I was experiencing pain in my adbodom after seeing another plastic surgeon from another state that preformed a Smart Liposuction procedure and he didn't hesitate to take care of me. He told me to come in and he would take care of it ! And he did just that. He drained 350cc of fluid from my stomach and immediately all of my pain went away ! I would definitely recommend him for all of your plastic surgery needs!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Feb 11, 2017
"Sometimes in life you meet people who you could've went your whole life without knowing. On other occasions you meet people who are just crossing your path for a lesson or two. Then there are those remarkable people who you meet by chance. The ones who make such a positive difference in your life that you regret not meeting them sooner and you fear losing their contact. Those positive people I'm referring to are Dr. Erick Sanchez and his awesome staff. I'm a 34 year old, married, mother of one eight year old son. I was morbidly obese my entire life and wanted to lose weight but never put forth the effort until I was forced to. It was my 4th wedding anniversary July 1, 2010 when out of nowhere I became deathly ill. Both of my kidneys failed, I was suffering from high fever and was threatening cardiac arrest. I'd not eaten in days due to extreme nausea and the medical staff could not figure out what was causing the attack which made things worst. As a last result to treat the symptoms they begin giving me multiple pints of sodium water through an IV. With my kidneys not functioning there was no way my body could release the fluid which caused it to swell rapidly and my skin to be stretched in ways unimaginable. My body was literally shutting down as I laid on that cold hospital bed wishing I had taken better care of myself. I was ultimately diagnosed with Lupus, Acute Renal Failure, Rheumatoid Arthritis and finally placed on dialysis. Everyone including myself believed that I was on the last chapter of my less than healthy life. What I didn't know is that we were correct. It was a miracle but after surviving the attack I made up my mind to prove myself worthy of redemption. The damage had been done. My body went from 285 to 364 pounds in a weeks period leaving it distorted. My skins elasticity is almost none existent at this point. Between 2014 & 2016 I fought tooth and nail to lose over 100lbs of actual fat on top of the 80 fluid pounds from the freak accident. Needless to say I was left with a large amount of excess skin hanging around my midsection and arms. I hated seeing it because it was a constant reminder of the horrors I experienced during my dark period in the hospital. It also minimized the results of the extremely hard work I'd put forth in the gym. I've always been against unnecessary surgery and wanted to avoid another hospital stay at all cost, but After reading Dr. Sanchez's great reviews, I didn't hesitate to go in for a consult. The first person I met was Mrs. Katie. In addition to being wonderfully polite and exceptionally generous she was also very knowledgeable of all the questions I had brewing in my mind no matter how far fetched they were. She didn't hesitate to inform me that the procedure wouldn't be as bad as I was anticipating. Once I had a sit down with Dr. Sanchez I immediately knew that he would be the best choice for performing my procedure. Right away I felt at home and comfortable enough to open up to him about everything I'd been through trying to reach my goal weight and overcoming a near death experience. He reassured me that my procedure could be successfully performed despite any health issues as long as they were controlled and it was a done deal. Just as he said, on May 3, 2017 , my procedure was a success. I underwent a full Abdominoplasty with liposuction. 10 pounds of hideous skin was removed. My down time was only two weeks and that's even with the prior health issues. I was able to return to work after just 4 weeks and he even assisted me after hours with providing a return to work form to ensure that I was able to complete my job task with light duty. I never thought I could ever look or feel this great in this life time but I'm living proof that second chances are granted. As far as I'm concerned Dr. Sanchez and his staff prove that fairytales do exist and I appreciate him and his entire staff for turning my once upon a nightmare into a dream come true."- Google User / Google / Jun 19, 2017
Surgical liposuction is reserved for patients who are near or at their ideal weight. It is not a solution for weight loss and should not be looked at as a weight loss method. Good candidates for liposuction are men or women who demonstrate:
- A healthy skin tone with minimal to no excess or sagging skin
- A reasonable and stable weight
- Localized excess fatty deposits that diet and exercise cannot improve
What to Expect?
Our acclaimed doctor will evaluate the areas of fat that the patient wishes to improve upon. Our team will tailor an individualized treatment plan that lists the areas to address, as well as the desired amount of fat to be removed. During surgery, a device known as a cannula is inserted through the skin and gently removes fat cells. A solution containing local anesthetic and tumescent fluid is introduced beneath the area of concern to help minimize bleeding, bruising and overall patient discomfort. Controlled removal of fluid and fat is accomplished in layers to produce an improved contour. During liposuction, a motor helps control how much fat is removed and at what speed. Fat removal can range from several ounces to a few pounds.
Liposuction is an outpatient procedure that is performed under general anesthesia. The results will not be evident for several weeks as there will be some swelling after surgery. Compression garments will be required to control the swelling and to help the overlying tissues adapt to the new contour. Patients can return to light activities within 1-2 weeks and can expect a full recovery within about 4-6 weeks. Liposuction does leave a small scar where the cannula was inserted, but it is not noticeable once it fades over time.
This cost varies depending on the location for fat removal and how much fat was removed. Because this surgery is considered cosmetic, medical insurance does not apply.
Remove Pesky Fat!
Liposuction is a safe and effective way to remove unwanted fat from the body. If you are battling pesky bulges and areas of fat and are ready for a little assistance to help achieve the look you want, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our surgeon to learn how liposuction can benefit you. Our talented staff will discuss the various options and create a tailored approach specific to your aesthetic goals.
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