How many times have you looked in the mirror and thought to yourself, "if I could just get rid of this little bump here..." or "if I could just take an inch or two off there..."? We all know about eating right and living a healthy lifestyle, but what do you do when you follow all the rules and your look still comes up a little short of your ideal? Liposuction from Boston, MA plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Tantillo can be an effective solution.
Liposuction is a body sculpting procedure that is ideal for people who need a little help reshaping their "trouble spots" through the removal of excess fat. Women and men from Rhode Island and Boston, MA trust liposuction surgery to help them achieve their ideal profile, and Dr. Tantillo has the surgical skill and artistic eye to make your surgery a success.
Ready to learn more about what liposuction can achieve? Visit with Dr. Tantillo in person when you request a consultation with him at Longwood Plastic Surgery. Also, be sure to before and after photos of women and men who have benefitted from liposuction.
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What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes localized areas of excess fat through tiny incisions. After the fat is removed, your skin will be able to recontour to your new shape. Liposuction is not a weight loss method for Boston residents or a treatment for obesity, but it is an ideal way to enhance your body contour. The procedure can be effective in treating fat deposits that do not respond to diet and exercise and even can be used to treat gynecomastia (enlarged male breasts) through breast reduction.
Dr. Tantillo offers several types of liposuction, including power-assisted liposuction (PAL) and ultrasonic liposuction (UAL). He is well versed in today's latest liposuction techniques and will discuss each type with you when you visit his office.
Who is a Candidate for Liposuction?
Women and men choose liposuction from Dr. Tantillo to:
- Remove fat that doesn't respond to diet and exercise
- Improve body shape in areas such as the hips, thighs, stomach, or upper arms
- Increase comfort in clothing and feel better about how they look in more revealing outfits
- Provide a modest increase in breast size or enhanced breast shape through breast augmentation with micro grafting techniques
- Compliment other surgical procedures such as tummy tuck or breast enhancement
People of all ages and from many different backgrounds have benefitted from liposuction. It is important for women and men considering the procedure to remember that liposuction is not a substitute for eating right and getting regular exercise. If you have particularly poor skin tone, liposuction may not be advisable because your skin may have a hard time reshaping itself to your leaner body contour, resulting in skin sagging and wrinkling. The best way to determine if liposuction is right for you is to talk with Dr. Tantillo one-on-one for your personal assessment.
Recovery & Results
Immediately after your liposuction procedure, treated areas will be swollen and you'll be instructed to wear a compression garment. During the first few weeks following surgery swelling should gradually disappear. Dr. Tantillo clears most of his patients to return to non-strenuous activity during the first week following surgery and most are able to resume exercise about 3 to 4 weeks following the procedure.
Once recovery is complete, Dr. Tantillo's liposuction patients can enjoy an enhanced body contour, smoother profile, and slimmer silhouette. After your procedure you can benefit from greater confidence and an enhanced self image, finally ridding yourself of those stubborn fat deposits that were detracting from your looks.
Your Next Step
It's easy to get started with your cosmetic procedure. Request your consultation with Dr. Tantillo, a board-certified plastic surgeon at Longwood Plastic Surgery on Cypress Street in Brookline. Or, call 888-661-7136 to set up your appointment. Dr. Tantillo sees patients from Boston, Brookline, and throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island.