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Liposuction Charleston, SC

Patients with stubborn body fat can eliminate it effectively with the help of liposuction in Charleston, SC, from Dr. Jason Ulm. People often struggle with targeting excess fat using traditional methods of fat reduction like dieting and exercise. These patients can greatly benefit from a direct fat removal procedure like lipo.

At Ulm Plastic Surgery , we can use liposuction to reshape and redefine your figure. We have provided countless patients with the results they are looking for through liposuction.

Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

It is important that you understand that liposuction is not a weight-loss treatment. Liposuction is a surgical body-contouring treatment. It is designed for the precise removal of excess fat from specifically targeted areas of the body.

The best candidates for liposuction in Charleston, SC are those who are generally in good health. Double-board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jason Ulm will perform an evaluation of your current health and medical history will be performed to determine if you are healthy enough to undergo liposuction. 

If you have loose sagging skin, liposuction may not be enough to provide you with the results you are looking for. Procedures like a tummy tuck can be performed to eliminate excess fat and loose skin. 

Dr. Ulm is a wonderful plastic surgeon. He did a great job. He is very patient and explains everything he is going to do. He even allowed me time to research and do my homework on the procedures. I highly recommend him as a plastic surgeon.
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Treatment Areas

Liposuction is a safe and effective option for eliminating excess fat in areas around the body. Lipo can be used to improve the appearance of a number of regions of the body, including the neck, upper arms, chest, chin, abdomen, backs, flank, inner and outer thighs, and buttocks.

What areas of the body can be treated with liposuction

The Liposuction Procedure

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jason Ulm performs a form of standard tumescent liposuction using power-assisted equipment. The use of power-assisted equipment makes the process quicker and gentler on the body, which minimizes discomfort and shortens the recovery period.

The area being treated with liposuction will be injected with a tumescent fluid that contains a local anesthetic. This fluid reduces bleeding during the procedure, makes the removal of fat easier, and reduces the amount of bruising that occurs afterward.

Once the area is filled with tumescent fluid, a long thin tube called a cannula is inserted into the area through a small incision. Dr. Ulm will carefully manipulate the cannula to loosen the fat from the surrounding tissue.

The fat and tumescent fluid will then be drained from the treated area through the cannula. Once it has all been removed, the incisions will be closed and dressed.

Recovering from Your Lipo Procedure

In certain cases, a compression garment may be worn during the recovery period. The amount of discomfort experienced will vary depending on the scope of the liposuction, however, Dr. Ulm and his staff will provide you with the appropriate medication to minimize post-operative pain. Swelling and some bruising is to be expected and will steadily dissipate over the course of your recovery.

Most patients will need to wait one week before being able to return to work. It will take about two to three weeks before you are able to return to your normal activities. You may need to wait four to six weeks before you can engage in more strenuous activities.

Liposuction Cost

The price of lipo varies based on the details of the procedure. Liposuction cost is determined by the number of treatment areas, the size of each area, the length of the procedure, the anesthesia chosen, and many other factors. We offer financing through Prosper Healthcare Lending.

Getting Started with Your Liposuction

If you’re unhappy with your figure and think that liposuction is your best option for attaining your ideal body, it’s time to make a change. Contact Ulm Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ulm. He can discuss the procedure with you, review before and after photos, answer your questions, and provide you with the personalized care you need.

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