- Jay M. Pensler, M.D.
- Chicago Plastic Surgeon
- 680 North Lake Shore Drive
- Suite 1125
- Chicago, IL 60611
Liposuction Surgery Chicago
People accumulate excess fat due to various factors including genetics, poor diet and lack of exercise. Sometimes this fat cannot be easily removed by improving exercise and diet alone. In the past, extensive surgery was usually required to remove stubborn fatty deposits and treatment was often limited to a few areas of the body. At the same time, it involved significant risks and a long recovery. In the early 1980's, liposuction surgery surgeons broke new ground and developed liposuction surgery techniques to remove undesired fat from nearly all body areas including the face, neck, chin, breasts, abdomen, hips, flanks, back, inner and outer thighs, buttocks, knees, calves, and ankles. Today Liposuction Surgery in Chicago has become very convenient to remove stubborn fatty deposits from different body parts.
Dr. Pensler with his breakthrough Liposuction Surgery technique has made liposuction surgery in Chicago accessible to many. The general procedure is that fatty layers of the skin are filled with a diluted solution of local anesthesia and other medications prior to removing the excess fat. The diluted solution shrinks capillaries and minimizes blood loss. After a small incision is made in the skin, a small tube connected to a vacuum-like machine is inserted into the fatty layer. Using a back and forth motion, the fat is sucked through the tube into a sterile collection system. An elastic compression garment is then worn to help the skin contract and heal.
At our state of the art Liposuction Surgery Chicago facility we normally use local anesthesia, which causes fewer skin irregularities, less bleeding, reduced bruising, and a faster recovery. Today, liposuction surgery can even be performed as an outpatient procedure. Thus, the potential complications from general anesthesia and a costly hospital stay may be avoided.
Having your procedure done at Liposuction Surgery Chicago means having renowned experts in the field performing your surgery and enabling you to look the way you want.