Top 10 Things to Know About Liposuction

Top 10 Things to Know About Liposuction
Top 10 Things to Know About Liposuction

Liposuction in Michigan is a popular cosmetic procedure that aims to remove stubborn fat deposits and sculpt the body contours. Nowadays in social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook, we see many surgeons share educational content, before and after pictures and promotions regarding liposuction. While there is a lot of information online, there is also a lot of misinformation. 

It is important to be well-informed about the procedure to make an educated decision when considering surgery. That is why Dr. Michael Gray from Michigan Cosmetic Surgery Center is here to answer some questions and provide some insight.

Here are the top 10 things you should know about liposuction surgery in Michigan:

1. What is Liposuction?

Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, lipo reduction, high Def Lipo, Ab Sculpting, Lipo 360, is a procedure that involves the removal of excess fat from specific areas of the body, such as the abdomen, back, thighs, arms, and many other areas, to achieve a more defined and contoured look. 

To be more specific, we are all born with a certain amount of fat cells. These fat cells grow in size as fat is stored in the body. When you undergo liposuction Michigan surgery, these fat cells are permanently removed. Therefore these problematic fat cells can’t grow back. 

In comparison, when losing weight with exercise and dieting, the fat cells shrink but they are not removed. As a result, these fat cells are still present to store fat once you eat. What is not well known is that these areas of the body that you label a “problem” are actually fat cells that you have identified that are doing a better job than other fat cells. Since the purpose of a fat cell is to store energy in the raw (fat), these cells are the first to store but the last to give up. 

When dieting and exercising, in most humans, it is impossible to target specific areas of the body where you wish to lose the fat. Hence, in most humans the reduction will come from areas of the body that are not resistant to diet and exercise. In most humans this is the face and breasts in females and face in male. Since people see the face they think you are gaunt and sick when actually you may not be.

It is also important to note that there are different types of liposuction in Michigan offered by Dr. Michael Gray. While we won’t get into specifics in this article, you can read more about them below:

External Ultrasonic Liposuction

The Perfect Lipo

Smartlipo MPX/Cellulaze/Cellulize

High Def Liposuction / Ab Sculpting

It is important to remember that liposuction is not a weight-loss method but rather a body contouring procedure. Liposuction does not treat skin, it reduces the fat under the skin. Therefore, reducing fat does not create excess (loose) skin, you have to have the excess skin to start.

2. Eligibility for Liposuction

Liposuction is suitable for individuals who are generally healthy but struggle with localized fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. Since humans come in all shapes and sizes, liposuction can be performed with satisfying results in even the largest of humans provided they understand this is a shaping procedure and not a bariatric surgery. For patients who wish to flatten their abdominal wall with or without skin, other options exist such as Dr. Gray’s popular Hourglass Tummy Tuck, also known as the Hourglass Tuck (HGTT). 

However, starting healthy habits that you can carry after your liposuction or tummy tuck procedure will make a lasting impact in maintaining your results.

3. Different Liposuction Techniques

While liposuction in general is thought of as a stand alone procedure, it can also be combined with other procedures to enhance results even further. There are several liposuction techniques Dr. Gray offers, including traditional liposuction, external ultrasonic liposuction, the perfect lipo, smartlipo MPX, and high definition liposuction. 

Each technique has its own advantages and benefits. Dr. Gray can help you determine the most suitable approach for you based on your aesthetic goals. So make sure to schedule a consultation with him here or call us at 248-538-3333.

4. Where is Liposuction Performed?

There are many ‘problem’ areas where liposuction is commonly performed, including:

  • Double chin.
  • Male chest.
  • Upper and Lower Abdomen.
  • Back of arms, Sides of arms.
  • Outer and Inner Thighs, above the knee, inner knee, entire thigh.
  • Axilla, Back, Waist, Hip, Sacrum, Buttocks, Sub-gluteal.
  • Legs, ankles and calfs.
  • Neck, Cheeks.
  • Mons pubis.
  • Buffalo Hump.
  • And many more.

Here are some liposuction before and after pictures.

External Ultrasonic Liposuction of Abdomen by Dr. Michael Gray in Michigan Cosmetic Surgery Center.
Male External Ultrasonic Liposuction of Abdomen and Waist by Dr. Michael Gray in Michigan Cosmetic Surgery Center.
8 Weeks Post Surgery - External Ultrasonic Liposuction of Back by Dr. Michael Gray in Michigan Cosmetic Surgery Center.
3 Months Post Surgery - External Ultrasonic Liposuction of Back by Dr. Michael Gray in Michigan Cosmetic Surgery Center.
3 Months Post Surgery - External Ultrasonic Liposuction of Back with Smart Laser Liposuction to Back by Dr. Michael Gray in Michigan Cosmetic Surgery Center.

5. How long is liposuction recovery?

The recovery period after liposuction varies from person to person, but most individuals can expect some minimal bruising, swelling, and discomfort in the treated areas for a few weeks. Final results are achieved over 5-6 months but immediate results are obtained right after the procedure. Swelling comes down in time and avoiding salt and excessive fluids speeds recovery and decreases swelling. There are no activity restrictions after lipo.  

Dr. Gray provides all of his patients with detailed post-operative instructions, including wearing compression garments, taking prescribed medications, and gradually resuming physical activities.

6. Can I see some Liposuction before and after pictures?

Absolutely! We have an extensive gallery of before and after pictures that is divided into different areas of the body. You can browse through here:

7. Having Realistic Expectations

Having realistic expectations is crucial when considering liposuction in Michigan. While the procedure can effectively remove excess fat and enhance body contours, it’s important to understand that it is not a solution for weight loss or a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. Some patients may come in with the expectation that they will look like a supermodel, which is not realistic. 

Liposuction aims to improve body proportions and create a more balanced appearance. During your consultation with Dr. Gray, you can discuss your aesthetic goals and set realistic expectations.

8. The Importance of Choosing a Qualified Cosmetic Surgeon like Dr. Gray

To ensure safe and effective results, it is essential to choose a qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeon for your liposuction procedure. Dr. Michael Gray has performed thousands of liposuction procedures on his patients. 

He is one of the most sought after surgeons in the nation, where people travel from all across the country and from out of the country to come see him because of his exceptional results. Dr. Gray is a leading cosmetic surgeon not only in Michigan, but around the world.

To start your own transformation at Michigan Cosmetic Surgery Center, schedule a consultation to discuss your goals and ask any questions you may have.

9. Liposuction and Skin Tightening

One common concern associated with liposuction is the potential for loose or sagging skin after fat removal. In some cases, additional procedures like a tummy tuck or skin tightening treatments may be recommended in combination with liposuction to achieve optimal results. However, it is important to remember that reducing fat does not change your skin. Loose skin is more likely if you have loose skin prior to the procedure. Using heat from a device like Smart Lipo can help tighten the laxity of the skin when combined with lipo.

For example, The Perfect Lipo, is a unique technique created by Dr. Gray which allows for the ultimate liposuction technique to be performed. It smoothes, tightens and reduces fat through a combination of techniques that are tailored to your specific needs.

This is why it’s important to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gray so you can choose the procedure that works best for you. 

10. Liposuction Cost and Financing Options

While the cost of liposuction varies on the type of procedure you combine it with, according to the latest statistics the average cost of liposuction can be as low as $1000 depending on the area chosen. It doesn’t take into consideration certain fees such as anesthesia. However, at Michigan Cosmetic Surgery Center, we offer competitive pricing. Financing options are also available.

Remember, it’s crucial not to compromise quality and safety for the sake of cost. Choose a top cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Gray who prioritizes your well-being and can deliver the desired results.

In conclusion, liposuction is a popular cosmetic procedure that can help reshape and contour the body by removing stubborn fat deposits. By understanding the key aspects of liposuction, such as eligibility, different techniques, the procedure itself, recovery, risks, and having realistic expectations, you can make an informed decision about whether it’s the right option for you.
If you would like to learn more please contact us at 248-538-3333 or visit our website