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Liposuction for Women and Men

“I was referred to Dr. Moor by a friend who previously had a breast augmentation by him, and I was very pleased with the results. I drove all the way from Mobile to have my breast augmentation and liposuction by Dr. Moor. The results are fantastic and I couldn’t be happier. Dr. Moor and his staff are extremely professional and make you feel comfortable. If I decide to have any more procedures done in the future, I will definitely go back to Dr. Moor and would recommend him to everyone!”

Liposuction for Women and Men by Alabama Plastic Surgery, Dr. Gene Moor.

Dr. Moor uses the VASER liposuction technique to assist him in removing exactly those fat cells that he wants removed. VASER is a state of the art ultrasound liposuction technology. Ultrasonic energy is used to treat unwanted fat: VASER loosens the fat cells so they can be removed through a small tube. Ultrasound energy breaks up and dislodges the fat cells and allows for the removal of a maximum amount of fat. The final results will be visible in three to four months. Dr. Moor uses the state of the art VASER liposuction because it allows for the suctioning of fat cells while sparing other important tissues, such as nerves, blood vessels and connective tissues. VASER is a sophisticated liposuction technique that results in minimal damage to the treated area.

Who has liposuction?

Liposuction for men and women is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures done at Alabama Plastic Surgery. If you have good skin tone and good skin elasticity, Dr. Gene Moor can slim and re-shape specific areas of your body by removing the excess fat. Liposuction is the treatment of choice for both men and women who have localized excess subcutaneous fat without redundant skin. Patients with moderate skin laxity who also have excess fat can obtain a contour reduction from liposuction. However, severe skin laxity requires direct surgical excision of skin and fatty tissue. There are many individuals, regardless of how much exercise or dieting they do, who continue to accumulate fatty deposits in certain areas of her or his body. These fat deposits need to be removed. This assists in enhancing the body image and allowing your clothes to fit better. These fat deposit areas may be more related to genetics than to weight control and exercise. The best candidates are within 30% of their ideal body weight and have good skin elasticity and muscle tone and do not smoke and suffer no medical condition that can impair healing.

What type of liposuction does Dr. Moor perform?

In Dr. Moor's practice, most often the liposuction is VASER Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction. Ultrasound helps him more efficiently remove unwanted fat. It breaks up the fat cells to reshape specific areas of your body. This gets rid of unwanted fat deposits, thereby improving your body contours. This assists in enhancing your body image and allowing your clothes to fit better in most instances.  Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, and it is important that the patient has realistic expectations about the surgical results.

Will I have to have anesthesia?

For the very best results, Dr. Moor performs liposuction while you are under general anesthesia (it does hurt!) at Grandview Medical Center or Brookwood Medical Center on an outpatient basis.  After anesthesia has been initiated, Dr. Moor injects saline and a local anesthetic solution to the treatment area. The local anesthetic reduces post liposuction bruising and helps with post liposuction pain management.

Where can I have liposuction?

Liposuction can be applied to almost every region of the body and often to more than one region at the same time. The most treated areas of localized fat by Dr. Gene Moor are as follows: abdomen, waist, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, neck, chest and back. Less frequently the knees, calves, and ankles are done. Liposuction is quite often elected in conjunction with Abdominoplasty and Breast Augmentation.

How is it done?

Liposuction is performed through small, inconspicuous incisions. The VASER probe is inserted through the incisions to melt and dislodge the fat cells. A thin, hollow tube, known as a ‘cannula’ is inserted through the incisions to suction out the excess fat cells using a syringe or vacuum.

What is the goal?

Keep in mind that Dr. Moor is actually ‘sculpting’ in order to create or improve your body contour.

And after the procedure?

After removing the desired amount of fat, the ‘snake bite’ incision wounds are sutured and a compression girdle or other compression garment is applied, depending on the area. The garment is worn for several weeks to reduce swelling and to provide additional support to the treated areas. The improved body contour may be noted immediately but mostly in 4-6 weeks - after the swelling and fluid retention have subsided. You can get back to normal activity in one to two weeks. Results should be seen immediately and will continue to improve for the next several months.

Why does Dr. Moor use VASER?

Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery across the country. Alabama Plastic Surgery offers the newest liposuction procedure which uses VASER ultrasound to break up the fat cells.  Broken up fat cells make for a more complete elimination of fat and facilitates a smoother body contour and stimulates shrinking of the skin. Above all,  VASER liposuction allows for more fat to be removed. VASER liposuction is a safe and reliable technique which improves the results of liposuction, particularly in men and patients who may have had previous conventional liposuction who were not be satisfied with the results. 

Does Dr. Moor use VASER for men?

Fat tissue in male patients is more fibrous than in women and therefore more difficult to get out than in female patients. Dr. Moor feels that for men, VASER liposuction gives much better results. Men who request abdominal suction lipectomy, (liposuction of the abdomen) must be examined with particular care, since much of the abdominal protuberance may be caused by intra-abdominal fat that cannot be corrected by any liposuction.  Men tend to accumulate fat evenly around the trunk, which shows as an increased girth or thick torso. Dr. Moor uses the VASER liposuction to treat the ‘love handles’ and the abdomen (‘stomach’) to help reduce the belt line (waist) size.

Why should you let Dr. Moor do your liposuction?

Not all plastic surgeons go to this length to achieve best results. VASER liposuction is an added technique that even though it prolongs the procedure, Dr. Moor finds that the results are far superior and that it is well worth the extra time and effort.

Questions about “SmartLipo”.

Beware of doing any kind of liposuction in a non-accredited facility. Patients ask Dr. Moor about SmartLipo which is a laser method of fat removal promoted by a biomedical company as a ‘minimally invasive technique’. Dr. Moor does not agree with the skin tightening claims made by SmartLipo and has stopped using it.  Beware of complicated procedures done in the office under local anesthesia. Make sure that the office procedure room is an accredited facility so that your safety is assured.

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