Traditional Liposuction

Liposuction, sometimes referred to as “lipo”, slims and reshapes specific areas of the face and body by removing excess fat deposits and improving the body contours and proportion. With liposuction, Green Bay, Sheboygan, Neenah, Fond du Lac and other Wisconsin residents have achieved visible body contouring results when they choose Fox Valley Plastic Surgery. The board-certified plastic surgeons at FVPS offer several treatments for liposuction, allowing them to customize treatment for patient. The most frequently performed technique is completed using tumescent local anesthesia and oral sedation, making body contouring a safe and affordable choice for both men and women.

Dr. David Janssen and Dr. William Doubek are experts in liposuction. The Wisconsin plastic surgeons are helping women and men from places such as Green Bay, Appleton, Fond du Lac, and Sheboygan perfect their personal Renaissance. To get started, request your consultation in either the Oshkosh or Appleton office using our online form or contact us at (920) 233-1540. The non-refundable $80 cosmetic consultation fee can be applied towards the cost of the procedure.

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Best Candidates

Men and women who are bothered by excess fat deposits that do not respond to diet or exercise may find that liposuction is right for them. Ideal liposuction candidates are:

  • Adults within 30% of their ideal weight who have firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone
  • Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
  • Non-smokers
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for body contouring

Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity or a substitute for proper diet and exercise. It is also not an effective treatment for loose saggy skin and cellulite, which is the dimpled skin that typically appears on the thighs, hips, and buttocks.

Liposuction can be performed alone or along with other plastic surgery procedures, such as a face lift, breast reduction or a tummy tuck.

Procedure

Tumescent liposuction, also called traditional lipo, is used by our Wisconsin plastic surgeons for large areas with the patient under general anesthetic. Anesthesia is administered for the patient’s comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include local anesthesia, intravenous sedation, and general anesthesia. The surgeon will recommend the best choice.

Liposuction is performed through small, inconspicuous incisions, which are usually located in the skin folds or contour lines. The area will be infused with tumescent fluid to reduce bleeding and trauma. Then a thin hollow tube, or cannula, is inserted through the incisions to loosen excess fat using a controlled back and forth motion. This is done gently with a power-assisted liposuction device that vibrates the cannula. The vibration allows the cannula to pass through the fat with greater ease, reducing trauma, pain, and bruising. The dislodged fat is then suctioned out of the body using a surgical vacuum or syringe attached to the cannula. The improved body contour will be apparent once the swelling and fluid retention subside.

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Liposuction procedures can be enhanced using laser-assisted liposuction. This technique uses light energy to break up fat and tighten skin, while leaving surrounding tissue such as nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue intact. As a result, the treatment results in smooth contouring and low incidence of complications. The plastic surgeon will determine the best option for the patient. The plastic surgeons may also discuss other options for slimming body contours such as body lift surgery, mini tummy tuck, and traditional tummy tuck for Appleton, Sheboygan, Green Bay, and other Fox Cities patients.

Real Patient Story

Read about Steve’s experience at the Renaissance Center for Medical Weight Loss and other real patient stories in the Real Patient Stories section of our website.  Steve and his co-workers went on the weight loss plan as a company exercise.  He and his two partners lost over 100 combined pounds.  Being competitive, Steve lost the most weight in the weight loss challenge.  Even after he reached his goal weight, he was inspired to stayed on the weight loss plan and continued to lose even more weight.

Preparing for Surgery

In preparing for liposuction surgery, patients may be asked to:

  • Get lab testing or a medical evaluation
  • Take certain medications or adjust current medications
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding

Liposuction can be performed in an accredited office-based surgical facility, licensed ambulatory surgical center, or a hospital. Patients should arrange for someone to drive them to and from surgery and to stay with them for at least the first night following surgery.

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Recovery

During recovery, a compression garment or elastic bandages may cover treatment areas once the procedure is completed. These help to control swelling and compress the skin to the new body contours. Small temporary drains may be placed in existing incisions beneath the skin to remove any excess blood or fluid. Patients will be given specific instructions that may include:

  • How to care for the surgical site and drains
  • Medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection
  • Specific concerns to look for at the surgical site
  • When to follow up with the office

There will be bruising and swelling in the first month. It may take several months for the swelling to fully dissipate. As it does, the new contours should continue to develop. The results of liposuction will be long lasting, provided that weight and general fitness remain stable. As the body ages, it is natural to lose some firmness, but most of the improvement should be relatively permanent. Following post operative instructions is key to the success of surgery. It is important that the surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, swelling, abrasion, or motion during the time of healing.

The ability to return to work at a desk job depends on a patient’s individual healing ability, pain tolerance and motivation. Liposuction patients typically take off 2-3 days before returning to a desk job. There will be swelling and bruising. After work, the compression garment will still need to be worn as much as possible. It can take over a month before the swelling has completely subsided.

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Potential Risks

Patients will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that they fully understand the procedure and any risks and potential complications. Liposuction risks include:

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Bruising
  • Change in skin sensation that may persist
  • Damage to deeper structures such as nerves, blood vessels, muscles, lungs, and abdominal organs
  • Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Infection
  • Irregular contours or asymmetries
  • Irregular pigmentation
  • Need for revision surgery
  • Persistent swelling
  • Poor wound healing
  • Rippling or loose skin, worsening of cellulite
  • Swelling

Secondary procedures may sometimes be recommended to reduce excess skin. Special considerations are needed when large amounts of fat are suctioned.

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Pricing

Most health insurance does not cover liposuction or its complications. It is almost always a cosmetic procedure. In general, a liposuction for one area costs $4623, two areas $6715, and three areas $8807. These prices do not include the anesthesia fee, which varies based on time. The price does include the surgeon’s fee and the facility fee at the Theda Care Surgery Center. The pricing is subject to change, and will change if the surgery is done at another facility, and if there are unique circumstances surrounding the surgery, etc. Because it is difficult to arrive at a set price for various parts of the body in which liposuction can be performed, it is best to come into the office for a custom quote.

The price reflects the multiple procedure discounts: 15% off the surgeon’s fee for the 2nd procedure, and 30% off the surgeon’s fee for the 3rd procedure. There is a 50% discount off the facility fee for the 2nd procedure. Anesthesia is based solely on time. There are many financing options available. However, payment by cash gives the patient an additional 5% discount. There could be additional discounts, which are too varied to be mentioned here. The non-refundable $80 cosmetic consultation fee can be applied towards the cost of the procedure.

Meet Our Surgeons

Dr. David Janssen and Dr. William Doubek combine experience, refined surgical techniques, and artistry to produce beautiful results for their plastic and reconstructive surgery patients.

Consultation

During the liposuction consultation patients should be be prepared to discuss:

  • Surgical goals
  • Medical conditions, drug allergies, and medical treatments
  • Current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drug use
  • Previous surgeries

The plastic surgeon will also:

  • Evaluate general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors
  • Take photographs
  • Discuss liposuction options
  • Recommend a course of treatment
  • Discuss likely outcomes of liposuction and any risks or potential complications

To find out if liposuction is right for you, request your consultation online or contact Fox Valley Plastic Surgery at (920) 233-1540 to schedule your appointment.  Our board certified plastic surgeons are helping women from all over the upper Midwest to perfect their personal Renaissance. The non-refundable $80 cosmetic consultation fee can be applied towards the cost of the procedure.

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  • Oshkosh, WI 54904
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Wisconsin plastic surgeons Drs. David Janssen and William Doubek perform breast augmentation, breast lift, laser hair removal, vein treatment, face lift, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and liposuction. They serve Wisconsin communities including Oshkosh, Appleton, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Madison, Fond du Lac and Neenah.

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