Liposuction can eliminate pockets of fat that refuse to respond to diet and exercise. It is an effective and targeted body contouring procedure that addresses bumps and bulges to create a smoother, sleeker silhouette. Both men and women can benefit from the surgery, which can be performed alone or along with other procedures, such as a tummy tuck, to enhance their outcome.
As an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Voge is highly skilled in the most current and safe liposuction techniques. She supports patients throughout Wichita who want attractive, predictable, and natural-looking results. If you have areas of fat that don’t seem to go away despite all other efforts, Dr. Voge can help you achieve your ideal shape.
Why Patients Choose Dr. Voge for Liposuction
Patients rely on Plastic Surgical Specialists for individualized attention and professional excellence. Our priorities are your satisfaction, safety, and comfort. As your doctor, Vanessa Voge will:
- Work with you to define your goals and help you become the best version of yourself.
- Emphasize your care and comfort at every step of the process.
- Apply her artistic eye to create an aesthetically pleasing outcome.
Through liposuction, Dr. Voge can improve the contours of a range of body areas, both large and small. The treatment can slim down love handles, back fat, or a belly pooch; reduce inner thigh bulges and outer thigh saddlebags; address heavy, sagging upper arms; and eliminate a double chin. Patients can expect to see a more refined silhouette as a result of treatment.
Your Experience With Liposuction
Consultation with Dr. Voge
When you come to Plastic Surgical Specialists for your initial consultation in Wichita, our staff will get to know you and make you feel welcome. Your Clinical Specialist will guide you through the entire process, answering any questions you have along the way. After our nurse has taken your medical history, you will meet with Dr. Voge. During your visit:
- She will ask about the specific areas of your body you hope to improve with the procedure.
- You will discuss your current weight and whether you are likely to lose or gain more than a few pounds in the future. Significant weight changes can affect your results.
- Voge will explain what can and cannot be accomplished with liposuction. It is not intended for weight loss but rather for sculpting and reshaping the body to enhance its appearance.
Generally speaking, firm and resilient skin should tighten and conform to your slimmer contours following liposuction. If you have skin with greater laxity, however, this laxity may appear more noticeable after the procedure. In such cases, you may benefit from additional treatments that can tighten these areas. Dr. Voge will thoroughly explain your options, so you know what to expect and can make an informed decision about your care.
If you are a good candidate for liposuction and decide that you would like to have the procedure, you can schedule that same day. Alternatively, feel free to contact our practice at a later date if you need more time to think about the decision.
On the Day of Your Liposuction
Dr. Voge will perform your liposuction at a Wichita-area surgical center on an outpatient basis. You will receive general anesthesia and be asleep during the procedure. Plan to have a responsible adult drive you home afterward.
During the surgery, Dr. Voge will:
- Use ultrasonic (sound wave) and tumescent (fluid-enhanced) techniques to break up and remove unwanted fat.
- Place the tiny incisions as discreetly as possible. Scars should be nearly invisible after the incisions have healed.
- Take steps to ensure that your results are symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing.
When you wake up from surgery, you will be wearing compression garments that promote healing. Local anesthetic should decrease pain after the procedure, and you will be given medication to take at home to control discomfort over the next few days. Your nurse will also advise you about caring for your incisions as you heal. Dr. Voge will see you back at her Wichita office about one week after surgery for your first follow-up appointment.
Your Recovery From Liposuction
You can expect some soreness and achiness for about three days after liposuction. This discomfort should be well-controlled with pain medication. Most of Dr. Voge’s patients feel well enough to return to work within a week, but you should avoid strenuous activity for about four weeks and continue wearing your compression garments for at least six weeks to ensure optimal results.
At your first follow-up appointment at Dr. Voge’s Wichita office, she will check to see that your incisions are healing properly and provide you with a special gel to reduce scarring. She will consult with you again in another six weeks and once more at 3-4 months, by which point you should see your final results: a sleeker, more contoured physique.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the recovery time?
Liposuction is an outpatient procedure with minimal downtime. Usually patients are able to return to work after an extended weekend (3-4 days) and have a full recovery
How does liposuction work?
Liposuction surgeon, Dr. Voge, removes targeted fat cells via a small, hollow tube that is inserted through several small incisions near the treatment area. When possible, incisions are placed in natural creases to hid potential scarring. Liposuction often enhances other procedures including tummy tuck, breast augmentation or face lift.
How much does liposuction cost?
$3,000-$5,000 depending on how many areas are treated.
If diet and exercise have not provided the results you want and you are ready to explore an effective surgical alternative, contact Dr. Voge for an appointment to discuss liposuction. Call (316) 263-0234 or complete our online form to schedule your consultation.