Liposuction Guide: What to Expect Before During and After Your Surgery

Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon located in Nashville and Brentwood, TN

By Dr. Alton Ingram

Diagram on liposuction process
Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in Nashville, TN. Dr. Ingram discusses what to expect for your liposuction procedure.

Liposuction can contour and shape your body by targeting specific areas of stubborn excess fat. As an experienced practitioner in Nashville, Tennessee, Alton Ingram MD at Ingram Cosmetic Surgery aims to dispel misconceptions surrounding liposuction and provide you with a comprehensive understanding of this effective body contouring technique.

Understanding Liposuction: Contouring Your Body with Precision

Liposuction is a surgical procedure known for its precision in body contouring. While it is a surgical intervention, it can be less invasive compared to other procedures, depending on the amount of fat to be removed and the areas to be treated simultaneously.

At Ingram Cosmetic Surgery, we prioritize patient comfort and safety. During liposuction, general anesthesia is typically administered to ensure complete unconsciousness, eliminating any pain or memory of the surgery. However, there are cases where local anesthesia and a sedative may be used instead.

The Liposuction Process: Artistry and Skill

Dr. Ingram will make a few small incisions in your targeted areas, strategically placed to minimize scarring. A specialized solution containing saline, epinephrine, and lidocaine is injected into the treatment area, causing the fat cells to swell. This innovative ‘tumescent’ technique enhances results and reduces the need for blood transfusions.

To remove the excess fat, we will delicately insert a slender tube called a cannula through the incisions. Utilizing years of expertise, we will remove just the desired amount of fat, sculpting your body with precision and artistry.

Comprehensive Consultation and Personalized Approach

At Ingram Cosmetic Surgery, we understand the significance of personalized care. Before your liposuction procedure, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Alton Ingram MD. During this appointment, you will have the opportunity to discuss your goals, concerns, and expectations. Dr. Ingram will provide detailed insights into the procedure, addressing any questions you may have.

Pros and Cons: Weighing the Benefits and Considerations

Like any surgical procedure, liposuction comes with its own set of pros and cons. On the positive side, liposuction effectively removes stubborn fat, helping you achieve the desired body contour. It can address areas that persist despite exercise and a healthy diet, resulting in improved clothing fit and enhanced body confidence.

It is important to note that liposuction is a surgical intervention, which means there will be incisions and a recovery period. Dr. Ingram and his team will provide comprehensive pre and postoperative guidance to ensure your comfort and optimal results.

Schedule a Consultation with Alton Ingram MD in Nashville, Tennessee If you are considering liposuction or have further questions, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Alton Ingram at Ingram Cosmetic Surgery. Our team will provide you with personalized attention and expert guidance throughout your journey to achieve the body contours you desire.