Erick Sanchez, MD

6717 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Erick Sanchez, MD Plastic Surgery
Erick Sanchez, MD

6717 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Which Procedure Gets Rid of Fat? Liposuction Is the Answer

If you are looking to tone up or get rid of stubborn fat in certain areas, liposuction can be the right solution for you. Liposuction can do wonderful things to reshape and contour a person’s body in a myriad of different areas. It’s a versatile tool that can put the finishing touches on your physique to reveal a more toned, slimmer you. If you have tried diet and exercise but those stubborn areas of unwanted fat won’t budge, liposuction can help. 

For men and women in the Baton Rouge, LA, area, liposuction is proving to be the cosmetic answer of choice, especially with an expert like Dr. Erick Sanchez. Dr. Sanchez is the founder of Sanchez Plastic Surgery and a board-certified plastic surgeon. He is a specialist in body contouring, surgical fat removal, and reshaping the body with liposuction. Liposuction, also known as lipo, is one of the most popular procedures performed today. Both women and men are turning to this cosmetic answer to redefine their bodies and achieve their aesthetic goals. Here is an in-depth look at what liposuction can do and the long-lasting, amazing results it can provide. 


Liposuction can reshape your figure

Liposuction can remove unwanted fatty deposits to contour or reshape your body. More men and women in the Baton Rouge, LA, area are turning to liposuction to redefine certain areas. Liposuction is commonly used on the following:

  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Back
  • Knees
  • Underarms
  • Chin and neck


Lipo isn’t a weight-loss method

Patients may assume the number on the scale will drastically change after liposuction, but that is not the case. Liposuction will allow patients to lose a few pounds but shouldn’t be intended as a weight-loss solution. Liposuction procedures are primarily used for body contouring help or to tone certain target areas. The ideal candidate for lipo is within 5 – 10 pounds of their ideal weight. Baton Rouge patients who get the best results with their liposuction procedure are healthy and physically fit with the right skin tone, which means they have minimal to no excess, loose skin. They are individuals that need a little extra cosmetic help in certain areas. 


The liposuction procedure

When diet and exercise are unsuccessful in trimming those last areas, both men and women can turn to liposuction for help. Liposuction is an ideal method to target and effectively remove localized areas of stubborn fat and contour the body. General anesthesia is used during this outpatient procedure to keep patients resting comfortably. A small incision is made to allow a small hollow tube, or cannula, to break down the fat. Next, a surgical vacuum suctions and expels the fat, followed by the closing of the incision. While the total amount of fat removed during the procedure varies for each patient, liposuction is capable of removing anywhere from several ounces up to a few pounds of fat. 


Liposuction recovery

During the liposuction procedure, Dr. Sanchez will use a solution containing tumescent fluid and a local anesthetic that helps minimize bruising, bleeding, and overall patient discomfort. This outpatient procedure is performed under general anesthesia, with final results being evident once the swelling has dissipated. Patients generally wear compression garments to control swelling and help skin adapt to the new contour of the area. Most women and men can expect a full recovery in 4 – 6 weeks, with minimal scarring that will fade in time. 


Lasting results

Men and women who want to address problem areas like slimming down their thighs, a small stomach  "pooch," or love handles can turn to liposuction. The good news is that once the fat cells are eliminated through liposuction, they do not come back. The remaining fat cells, however, may grow if you gain weight in the future. It’s important to remember that liposuction is not a weight-loss solution, because there is a limit to how much fat can be removed in a single procedure. Patients who want to preserve their fantastic liposuction results need to remain healthy and continue to exercise. 

Liposuction is a safe and effective cosmetic tool to remove stubborn pockets of fat. It is also an intricate procedure that requires an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Sanchez to get optimal results. Liposuction procedures require a creative touch and surgical precision to extract the right amount of fat so patients are left with smooth body contouring results. 


Schedule your liposuction consultation today

If you need contouring help and are considering liposuction, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Erick Sanchez at Sanchez Plastic Surgery in Baton Rouge, LA. You can boost your self-confidence and feel better about your appearance after all your hard work and hours at the gym. Liposuction is the body reshaping answer that improves the shape and tone of your body so you can feel great about how you look. 


* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.