Dr. Madhukar Chhatre performs liposuction at his clinic serving the greater Kansas City area. We are excited to announce the addition of our newest body contouring procedure, VASERlipo. This state-of-the-art ultrasound technology eliminates substantial areas of fat without the harsh techniques of traditional liposuction. Schedule your consultation today to discover what VASERlipo can do for you.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is one of the most sought-after cosmetic surgery procedures for both female and male patients. Recent studies show that genetics, more than lifestyle, determine the overall shape of your body by as much as 80 percent. This means that in spite of diet and exercise, you may very well have stubborn fat deposits in your legs, hips and saddlebags that will not go away through diet and exercise alone. Liposuction can give you incredible results with a relatively short recovery time.
To learn more about how liposuction can help you, contact our office serving the greater Kansas City area today.
How Liposuction Works
Liposuction is a simple process of removing excess fat from your body using a vacuum. It can be performed on many different areas, including the upper arms, love handles, hips, inner and outer thighs, neck, and buttocks. Although many variations on the procedure exist, Kansas City liposuction surgeon Dr. Chhatre prefers tumescent liposuction, in which a local anesthetic and other medication fill the fatty layer of the skin before excess fat is removed. It is considered minimally invasive, and results in a recover time of only 24 to 48 hours. Liposuction surgery can target all your problem areas and help you to achieve the body you desire.
Liposuction’s only limitation is that it cannot remedy the inelastic skin or lax muscles that sometimes result from long-term chronic weight gain. If your skin or muscles have become stretched, you might get better results from other body contouring procedures such as a tummy tuck or thigh lift.
Who are the Best Candidates for Liposuction?
Although the liposuction procedure removes fat, it is best suited for patients who are not markedly overweight. Ideal candidates are those that are within 20 pounds of their ideal body weight and want to have localized fat removed.
Are There Risks to Liposuction Surgery?
Liposuction is a common, safe procedure that is widely practiced today. However, like any surgical procedure, it does involve some risks. Potential hazards include uneven contours, infection, skin or nerve damage, persistent pain and persistent swelling.
Select a Qualified Liposuction Provider
The best way to avoid complications and achieve satisfying results is to select a liposuction surgeon with solid credentials and an outstanding track record. Dr. Madhukar Chhatre holds several prestigious distinctions and has a history of satisfied patients. He is a certified plastic surgeon, a clinical assistant professor of surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, a fellow at the American College of Surgeons, and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).
Schedule an Appointment
Dr. Chhatre performs liposuction in his state-of-the-art Ambulatory Surgical Center to ensure maximum privacy and expert care for his patients. To learn more, please call 816-347-0026 or contact our clinic serving Kansas City, Overland Park, and Lee’s Summit today.