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Offering Liposuction in Pottsville & Hazleton

Despite an overall healthy lifestyle including a well-balanced diet and regular exercise, many individuals remain frustrated with the development of disproportionate contours due to localized fat deposits, known as ‘lipodystrophy.’ These areas may arise due to multiple factors beyond one’s control such as gender, family traits, and hormone balance. In these situations, liposuction may provide the perfect solution.

How Is Liposuction Performed?

Women standing on a scaleTypically performed under intravenous sedation anesthesia in a State Licensed, Nationally Accredited Ambulatory Surgical Center (see about Keystone Surgery Center), liposuction employs the use of ‘tumescent’ local anesthesia which is a dilute, epinephrine-containing solution that acts to liquefy the fatty tissue. A narrow tube is then passed into this space through a tiny ¼ inch incision to gently and comfortably remove the excess fat while minimizing any bruising or skin surface irregularities. The duration of this procedure and the necessary recovery period is dependent on the number and extent of the areas being treated. Following completion of the treatment, a compression garment is briefly worn to facilitate skin re-draping around the newly created contour.

What Areas Can Liposuction Treat?

Liposuction can be used to slim the hips, thighs, and buttocks, flatten the abdomen, contour the arms and back, shape the knees, calves, and ankles or eliminate a double chin. Men and women of all ages may benefit from this procedure. Ideal candidates for liposuction are within 30% of their ideal body weight and have good skin elasticity.

What Qualifications Should a Surgeon Have For Performing Liposuction?

Doctor Robert Kimmel at Keystone Cosmetic Surgery CenterWhen considering liposuction, or indeed any cosmetic procedure, be sure to select a qualified, experienced plastic surgeon, certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). As a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 15 years of clinical practice experience and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (The Mark of Distinction in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery® ASAPS), Dr. Robert Kimmel welcomes the opportunity to help you achieve your goals and enjoy a happier, more confident lifestyle.

Liposuction Benefits

  • One treatment may be enough to reshape a desired area
  • Treat more areas—and larger areas—in one procedure
  • More consistent and predictable result than noninvasive treatments

Liposuction represents an excellent option for slimming and reshaping certain ‘problem’ areas. This will restore a well-proportioned body, enhancing your appearance and the fit of your clothing, and ultimately, build self-confidence.

We are proud to serve patients from Scranton, Allentown, and Harrisburg.

For more details on this procedure or to schedule a consultation, please call Robert M. Kimmel, MD, FACS, PC at (570) 622-2900, (570) 455-4252 or contact us via email.

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Liposuction FAQs

Does liposuction produce visible scars? If so, will they fade?

Liposuction has advanced technologically over the 30+ years it has been performed in the U.S. Today, the cannulas used are much smaller, making the incisions necessary to insert them much smaller as well. There may be tiny scars at these insertion points, but they will be barely noticeable, and they will fade to being mostly invisible over time.

What are the risks involved with the procedure?

Liposuction involves the typical risks involved with surgery, such as bleeding, infection, and reaction to the anesthetic, but these are rare with modern liposuction. Complications specific to liposuction are:

  • Contour irregularities – The treated area can appear bumpy or wavy. If the patient has inelastic skin, this is more prevalent.
  • Numbness – Any numbness in the area is usually temporary, but it can endure.
  • Fluid accumulation – Temporary pockets of fluid (called seromas) can form. These may need to be drained.

Overall, liposuction with Dr. Kimmel has proven to be a safe and very satisfying procedure for his patients.

What is a realistic expectation for weight loss with liposuction?

It’s important to not view liposuction as a weight-loss procedure. Liposuction with Dr. Kimmel is a body-contouring procedure intended to remove stubborn pockets of fat in areas such as the lower abdomen and the flanks. Still, there will be fat removed, and if you maintain a healthy lifestyle afterward the pounds removed should stay off. The fat removed in a single liposuction procedure is usually in the 4-5 pound range. Immediately after your procedure, however, you will actually likely weigh more due to the tumescent solution that is injected and the slight swelling that will occur.

What If I Regain Weight After Liposuction?

Liposuction with Dr. Kimmel should not be considered a repeat event. Patients should have liposuction to remove stubborn pockets of fat once. It shouldn’t be viewed as carte blanche to gain whatever weight you want and go have another round of liposuction. To get the most out of your procedure, you need to adopt healthy eating habits and make exercise a part of your lifestyle. If you do that, you’ll enjoy your slimmer contour for the rest of your life.

Schedule a Consultation Today!

To book a consultation with Dr. Kimmel, please give us a call or submit an online contact form through our website. You can reach our Pottsville office by dialing 570.622.2900, and our Hazleton office by dialing 570.455.4252. At the Keystone Cosmetic Surgery Center, we will answer your questions and provide you with the medical care and guidance you deserve.

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  • “I want to thank the staff for your help and concern in all aspects of my pre and post-op care. To Dr. Kimmel, I would like to thank you for your professionalism, kindness, sincerity, and beautiful work. I am extremely grateful.”

    - P.C. from Pottsville, PA

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