Sometimes even a strict diet and aggressive exercise program won’t get rid of fat deposits in certain areas. Liposuction (or suction-assisted lipectomy) can be used to slim stubborn areas such as the hips, thighs, midriff and buttocks, as well as the face, neck, and arms. It is not an alternative to weight reduction, but liposuction can be very effective in safely removing up to 15 pounds of fat to create a smoother, more proportionate body contour.

The best candidates for liposuction are those men and women who are close to normal weight and have good skin elasticity. These factors help produce the most pleasing results.

Dr. Hugo uses the newest and safest method of liposuction, external ultrasound assisted liposuction, to reduce swelling, bruising and discomfort. Most patients are able to return to work in just a few days and resume all normal activities within 1 to 2 weeks.

The results of liposuction are permanent as long as post-operative weight is maintained. Even if a few pounds are gained, it may be found that it is more evenly distributed, clothes fit better and you feel much more confident and comfortable with your appearance.


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