Liposuction, Weight Loss Surgery, St Paul MN, Woodbury MNDr. Thao is one of the most requested board certified plastic surgeon around for liposuction. He has done liposuction for patients from all over the country and has helped many patients look and feel better about themselves.

Ideal candidates for liposuction are

  • Men and women that are of relatively normal weight but have localized excess fat that cause certain areas of their body to appear disproportionate
  • Men and women that desire body contouring of the following areas: abdomen, waist, hips, buttocks, back, chest areas, upper arms, inner and outer thighs, inner knees, calves or ankles
  • Men and women who feel the chin and neck areas are sagging
    and that contouring will give them a more youthful appearance
  • Men with an enlarged chest (gynecomastia)

Liposuction can help reshape your body by removing excess fat deposits in areas that are disproportionately large for a more improved and balanced appearance.

If you're like most people you've probably thought about liposuction. It can be very frustrating, if you watch what you eat and get a normal amount of exercise but still have those bulges, pouches, love handles or little fat places.

The removal of fat deposits from specific areas of the body is very popular in the field of cosmetic surgery. Liposuction can help sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat from specific areas such as the chin and neck area, upper arms, abdomen, buttock, hip and thigh area, knees and your upper and lower back. Although liposuction can never be a substitute for overall weight loss (exercise and proper nutrition), it can remove stubborn areas of fat that refuse to respond to exercise and diet.

Your Liposuction Surgery
Dr. Thao will perform your liposuction at the surgery center on an out-patient basis under general anesthesia. Through a very small incision in the skin, a narrow tube or cannula is inserted and used to vacuum the fat layer that lies deep beneath the skin. As the cannula is moved back and forth through the fat layer, it breaks up the fat cells, which are then suctioned out. Following your surgery you will wear a support garment for several weeks. You may experience swelling and bruising and any discomfort can be controlled with oral medication. Dr. Thao will also ask you to return to our office for six weekly treatments which will help your skin to shrink properly so that you will obtain the best results possible. Your recovery period is dependent on the number of areas you desire to have treated.

Your Free Cosmetic Consultation - Liposuction
We invite you to schedule a private consultation with Dr. David Thao, one of Minnesota's top board certified plastic surgeon, to explore your liposuction procedure. Dr. Thao has been named BEST PLASTIC SURGEON by Readers' Choice, TOP DOCTOR by Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, BEST DOCTOR FOR WOMEN and BEST MINNESOTA DOCTOR by Minnesota Monthly.

During the liposuction consultation all aspects of your proposed surgery will be discussed including preparation, relative risks, recovery, range of fees, and financing options. Woodbury Plastic Surgery in Minnesota is committed to caring for the whole person by educating, nurturing and comforting our patients in a safe, professional environment.

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