COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - Mar 20, 2013) - Dr. Pankaj Tiwari and his Columbus plastic surgeon colleagues at The Ohio State University Plastic Surgery offer a variety of body-contouring procedures at their state-of-the-art surgical facility. Dr. Tiwari, an Assistant Professor of Surgery, says patients typically elect to have liposuction in the late winter / early spring so they have ample time for the entire procedural process before the summer vacation season begins.
According to the surgeons at the Ohio State University Department of Plastic Surgery, liposuction is a routine procedure performed to help patients eliminate targeted areas of excess fat. Dr. Tiwari says that many patients, no matter how rigorous their diet and exercise routines, simply cannot get rid of certain fat deposits. For some patients, the traditional methods of eliminating fat are not effective on every part of their bodies.
Liposuction -- a procedure that removes the excess fat from problematic areas -- has become one of the most popular surgical cosmetic enhancement procedures in the United States, says Dr. Tiwari. He adds that the procedure is designed to remove extra fat from nearly any region of the body, including:
- Abdomen and love handles (flanks)
- Thighs and buttocks
- Upper and lower back
- Face and neck
Dr. Tiwari notes that liposuction is not meant for patients seeking to lose large amounts of weight. The procedure is intended to remove targeted deposits of fat and effectively improve the patient's contours in those regions.
Depending on the area a patient is having treated, different methods of liposuction might be more effective at obtaining the patient's desired results. Dr. Tiwari typically recommends tumescent liposuction to address the abdomen, flanks, love handles, and thighs. On the contrary, he says ultrasound liposuction is usually the best choice for the upper and lower back, while wet liposuction is commonly used to "touch up" areas on the sides or under the rib cage after tummy tuck surgery.
For patients who want to be fully healed by the summertime, Dr. Tiwari suggests beginning the liposuction process at least six weeks before their target date. During the first four weeks of that time, patients will meet with their surgeon to discuss the intricacies of their liposuction technique, schedule their surgery, and have their procedure performed. Typically, patients fully recover within two weeks, though Dr. Tiwari notes that patients who have liposuction performed on many areas of the body simultaneously should anticipate a slightly longer recovery period.
About The Ohio State University Plastic Surgery
The Ohio State University Plastic Surgery houses a team of surgeons and professionals who work in a variety of specialized fields including plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, and spa services. The Ohio State University Plastic Surgery Department is part of the OSU College of Medicine and is a fully equipped teaching hospital.