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Considering liposuction in Baltimore? Dr. Adam Basner, a board-certified plastic surgeon, is the trusted name in delivering transformative results.
Many individuals grapple with stubborn fat deposits that don't respond to diet or exercise. Liposuction is the go-to solution for many, offering a streamlined body contour and renewed self-confidence.
Thankfully, there's a path to attain the silhouette you've always desired. Liposuction, while not a weight-loss method, efficiently removes targeted fat deposits, unveiling a more refined physique. In the hands of an expert like Dr. Basner, thousands have reclaimed their body confidence with liposuction in Baltimore.
For liposuction in Baltimore, including Columbia, Owings Mills, Towson, and other nearby Maryland regions, as well as those from lower Pennsylvania, Dr. Adam Basner’s clinic has become the go-to destination.
Liposuction with Dr. Basner: Where Science Meets Artistry
In Dr. Basner's experienced hands, Baltimore liposuction is an aesthetic journey towards the refined body contours you want to achieve. His commitment to patient care and excellence has made him a trusted name for liposuction in Baltimore.
Start the Liposuction Process
If you are interested in liposuction in Baltimore, MD, call Dr. Basner today at 410-616-3000 to schedule a personal consultation. Check out our liposuction before and after gallery to see past results.
Listen In: Dr. Basner Explains the Nuances of Liposuction
What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure used to remove fat through a cannula. It has been performed for decades, and is currently one of the safest, most effective and most popular plastic surgery procedures available.
By targeting and removing specific fat deposits, it offers a path to enhanced body contours. Dr. Basner's expertise and dedication to his patients ensure both precision and personal care, making him a respected choice for liposuction in Baltimore.
Dr. Basner performs liposuction in Baltimore, using SAFElipo, which is a technique developed to help lessen the risk of contour irregularities following surgery. SAFElipo follows these steps:
- Separation: This first step involves gently separating your fat cells for easier removal.
- Aspiration: After the fat is separated, it can be more efficiently aspirated (suctioned out). Since the aspiration process is easier, it tends to result in less bruising and swelling after surgery.
- Fat Equalization: After the unwanted area of fat is suctioned away, Dr. Basner will smooth out the remaining thin layer of fat in order to prevent the appearance of dimpled, lumpy skin. Through smoothing this fat layer, patients end up with youthful and natural-looking results after the procedure.
Liposuction and Weight Loss
It is very important to note that liposuction is NOT a weight loss technique. Fatty tissue is very light, and its fat removal will not make a significant difference in your actual weight. Most patients; however, do look like they lost weight after liposuction, and it's not uncommon to drop a pant size or two.
If you want to lose actual weight, the best course of action is to follow a good diet and exercise plan. If you've tried on your own with no luck, it might be a good idea to hire a nutritionist and personal trainer to give you personalized guidance and keep you on track.
What Areas Can a Liposuction Procedure Treat?
Liposuction techniques can be used almost anywhere on the body, from the ankles to the chin. Some of the most popular areas to have liposuction surgery include:
- Upper and lower abdomen
- Outer thighs
- Inner thighs
- "Bra bulge"
Basically, if you have an area of the body with excess fat that you can pinch, you can probably have liposuction on it. Keep in mind that liposuction does not help with excess skin or skin tightening, though. If your skin is sagging, Dr. Basner may recommend a body lift instead (he performs Brazilian butt lifts, lower body lifts, arm lifts, and back lifts). In some cases, liposuction can be combined with a lift for best results. This is common in areas like the arms, where "batwings" are often a combination of fat and loose skin.
Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck: What Sets Liposuction Apart From Other Cosmetic Procedures?
Patients are often not sure if they need liposuction or a full tummy tuck to get the results they want. The only way to tell for sure is to have an in-person consultation, but in general, you will probably need a tummy tuck if you have the following concerns:
- Excess fat in the abdomen
- Significant sagging skin in the abdominal area
- Loose or separated abdominal muscles
Tummy Tuck Basics
It's important to remember that when considering a tummy tuck vs lipo, a tummy tuck is much more comprehensive than liposuction alone, and involves fat, skin and muscles. Liposuction procedures will only address the areas of fat. Often, post-childbirth women will need a tummy tuck because their pregnancy stretches the skin and the abdominal muscles. Our mommy makeover is another great option for women looking to reclaim their bodies after childbirth.
A tummy tuck can be combined with liposuction for results that are more comprehensive and fine-tuned. Liposuction offers a precise solution for body contouring and is distinct from a tummy tuck or other procedures in its ability to reshape specific areas of the body, delivering tailored results based on individual needs.
For instance, if you want a flatter stomach but also want to reduce love handles and slim the thighs, a tummy tuck with lipo may be the way to go.
Are You a Candidate for Liposuction?
During your consultation at our Baltimore liposuction and surgery office, Dr. Basner will ask a variety of questions to determine if you are an ideal candidate for liposuction. Patients should be:
- At or near a stable, healthy weight
- Committed to maintaining results by leading a healthy lifestyle
- In overall good health
- A non-smoker
- Have realistic expectations
Liposuction results can last for a lifetime with proper maintenance, but if you fall off the health wagon and start to regularly eat poorly and stop exercising, you can regain fat even in the areas that had liposuction.
How to Achieve Better Results After Lipo
While fat cells do not come back after they've been removed, existing fat cells can still enlarge. The best way to maintain your results is to eat a relatively healthy diet and make sure you get a sufficient amount of exercise. We're not saying you can never eat a donut again — just make sure you're not eating them every day! Check out our liposuction quiz to find out if you’re a good candidate.
Reasonable Expectations for Liposuction
In addition, it's important to have realistic expectations for your results. If a certain area is out of proportion with the rest of your body, liposuction can bring it into better balance with your figure or features. While we can create a better body shape for you, we are limited by your individual anatomy. Liposuction techniques can't give you a body identical to your favorite celebrity. It can give you a defined waist and an hourglass figure, but it might not be able to give you as tiny a waist as you imagine.
Be upfront and honest about your expectations with Dr. Basner, and he will let you know if your desired results are achievable.
Liposuction Surgery & Potential Risks
Like any other surgery, liposuction carries possible risks. These risks can range from bleeding and numbness to a bad reaction to the anesthetic. Doing several lipo procedures at one time or having a large surface area worked on increases your risk of complications. Talk with Dr. Basner about how these risks may apply to you during your initial consultation for liposuction in Baltimore.
Understanding the Liposuction Procedure
At our liposuction surgery practice, Dr. Basner skillfully eliminates excess fat cells, helping you achieve the desired results for refined body contours.
- Liposuction is performed under general anesthesia, unless you are having it done in combination with another procedure, such as a tummy tuck or body lift. Combination procedures are usually done under general anesthesia.
- Liposuction is an outpatient procedure, meaning you can go home the same day as surgery. We recommend having a friend or family member available to take you home, as you will not be up to driving. Ride-sharing services or a taxi are other options.
- How long the lipo procedure lasts depends on how many areas you are having treated at once. Generally, it will only take an hour or two to complete. Dr. Basner will let you know how long you can expect to be in surgery.
Liposuction recovery is generally smooth, with a relatively short healing period. Most liposuction patients are back to work within just a few days. If you have your procedure done over a long weekend, you may not even need to take any time off.
Although the SAFElipo method lessens the severity of bruising and swelling, you should still expect to be somewhat bruised and swollen for the first few weeks. The bruising should dissipate over these first weeks, but swelling can last for much longer.
Lipo Recovery Period:
You should not be concerned if it seems like you are lumpy or asymmetrical in the first four to eight weeks of recovery. This is just swelling, and is completely normal. Be patient, and you should start to see what your final results will look like by the third month — and sometimes sooner.
During your recovery, you should walk as much as possible starting as soon as the day after surgery. Walking around will help you feel active and will help with your recovery.
Things you can do to help with your recovery include:
- Be as active as possible without engaging in strenuous exercise. Walking is encouraged right after the procedure to promote healing.
- Keep the treated body part elevated to help with swelling.
- Don't stress out about lumps or asymmetry.
- Take painkillers as prescribed to help with any pain or discomfort in the first few days.
- Don't get on the scale. It's normal to gain a few pounds immediately after liposuction because of all the water retention and swelling.
- Visit Dr. Basner for follow-up appointments at his Baltimore liposuction office to ensure you're healing well.
Before & After Images
Navigating the world of cosmetic procedures can be filled with questions. Below, we address some of the most common inquiries about liposuction in Baltimore with Dr. Basner.
How Much Does Liposuction Cost?
The cost of liposuction in Baltimore varies based on a number of factors, such as the type of technique and if anesthesia is required.
Will I Have Scarring After Liposuction?
Patients are often concerned about the possibility of visible scarring after a liposuction procedure. The truth is that while you will have highly visible red scars immediately following your procedure, these scars often fade very nicely over the course of a year, to the point of becoming practically invisible.
The incisions used for liposuction are very small, which makes the resulting scars very inconspicuous. This is part of the appeal of liposuction. Dr. Basner may recommend a scar cream to help with scar healing and fading if you so desire. Check out our liposuction before and after gallery to see the great results we give our Baltimore liposuction clients.
I Had Lipo Previously and Don't Like My Results. Can You Help Me?
SAFELipo was specifically developed for revision liposuction cases and is particularly effective in correcting previous unsatisfactory body contouring outcomes. However, an evaluation by Dr. Basner is necessary to determine if you are a good candidate.
How Long Does it Take to See The Final Results After Undergoing Liposuction In Baltimore?
After a liposuction procedure with Dr. Basner, patients typically experience some swelling and bruising. This is completely normal. While bruising often fades over the first few weeks, swelling can persist longer. It's common to notice some lumpiness or asymmetry in the first four to eight weeks post-surgery due to this swelling. By the third month, or sometimes sooner, patients can generally start to see their final results as the swelling goes down.
Can Liposuction Be Combined With Other Procedures for Enhanced Body Contouring?
Yes, liposuction can be combined with various other cosmetic procedures to achieve more comprehensive and refined results. For instance, if someone wishes to address excess skin or sagging, Dr. Basner might recommend a body lift in addition to liposuction. Common combinations include a tummy tuck with liposuction or pairing liposuction with a Brazilian butt lift, arm lift or back lift. During your consultation, Dr. Basner will discuss the best options tailored to your aesthetic goals.
Schedule Your Baltimore Liposuction Consultation Today
Baltimore liposuction specialist Dr. Adam Basner has years of experience performing liposuction surgery with transformative results on both men and women. Check out our neck liposuction gallery and general lipo gallery to view real-life results from our patients. Our practice performs liposuction surgery in Maryland in and around the Baltimore, Columbia, Owings Mills, and Towson areas.
Liposuction is a safe and effective way to eliminate stubborn fat deposits so that you can achieve the body contour you want. Contact Dr. Basner about liposuction in Baltimore by calling 410-616-3000 to schedule your consultation to come up with a comprehensive treatment plan to get you the body you want.Schedule My Consultation