Suction-assisted Lipectomy

You work hard to stay healthy, eating well and exercising regularly. Yet in spite of your hard work and self-control, your body may stubbornly hang onto unwanted fat. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Pap offers liposuction for Boston area residents who want to improve their body contours by eliminating fat deposits from specific problem areas.

Improvements from Liposuction

Although people in the Boston, MA area choose liposuction for various reasons, the ultimate goal is a natural, well-proportioned shape. Typical candidates include men and women who want to "sculpt" or smooth localized areas of fat that have not responded to diet or exercise. These areas often include:

  • Cheeks, chin, and neck
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Love handles on the sides of the waist
  • Tummy bulge
  • Upper arms

During your consultation, Dr. Pap will ask about your specific concerns to determine how to customize the procedure to your unique anatomy for appealing results that naturally integrate with your body. Many patients choose liposuction to complement another cosmetic procedure such as a face lift, tummy tuck, or breast augmentation for a comprehensive improvement.

What to Expect

Dr. Pap performs tumescent liposuction as an outpatient procedure in a hospital setting using local anesthesia. The procedure involves inserting a thin metal tube, or cannula, through small incisions to loosen excess fat and suction it away.

You will need to wear compression wraps on the treated areas for the first few weeks to minimize swelling and encourage an attractive, compact contour. Most patients return to mild activity within 1 to 2 weeks, and resume their normal routine, including exercise, in 2 to 4 weeks. Dr. Pap makes every effort to place small incisions in the least visible areas, where scars can be concealed by your clothing.

Following surgery, Dr. Pap's patients have commented that their clothing fits and looks better and they feel more confident about their appearance. Because the fat cells are actually removed from the body, patients who maintain their healthy lifestyle can obtain long-lasting results from liposuction.

Getting Started

Are you ready to determine whether liposuction is right for you? Contact us online or call our office at 508.647.6747. From his Sherborn office, Dr. Pap serves MetroWest patients from such surrounding towns as Wellesley, Natick, Framingham, Wayland, Weston, and Dover, as well as patients from the Boston area.


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