Portland, Salem & Vancouver Liposuction Surgeon
Dr. Ronald DeMars
Dr. DeMars has dedicated his career to helping patients look and feel their best. One of his most-requested procedures is liposuction, as many people have bodies with disproportionate contours and localized fat deposits. Dr. DeMars uses advanced surgical techniques to provide liposuction patients with outstanding aesthetic results.
What Will Liposuction Treat?
Liposuction is used to reduce or eliminate unwanted fat from areas of the body such as the:
- Waist/”love handles”
- Upper arms
If you have an area of excess fat that is disproportionate to the rest of your body and will not respond to diet or exercise, liposuction may be right for you. Schedule an informative consultation with Dr. DeMars to receive more details about the procedure and how it can improve your body shape.
Your Consultation with Dr. DeMars
During your consultation, Dr. DeMars will ask you about the area(s) of your body that you would like to sculpt. He will ask you to describe your ideal cosmetic outcome. Dr. DeMars will perform a physical examination, noting the amount of excess fat and elasticity of your skin. (Keep in mind that liposuction will remove fat, but it won’t tighten the skin.) He will review your medical history and ask you certain questions about your lifestyle in order to decide whether liposuction is an appropriate fit.
Once Dr. DeMars has deemed you an appropriate candidate for liposuction, and you have decided to move forward with surgery, you will receive detailed pre-operative instructions. You will also be able to ask any questions you have about the procedure and how to prepare for it.
Liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis, using anesthesia for your comfort.
Dr. DeMars will make a small incision in the treatment area and insert a small, thin tube (called a cannula). He will move the cannula back and forth to break up the fatty tissue in the area; then, he will use suction to gently remove the fat from the body. This is all done meticulously to improve your body’s contours and proportion.
When Dr. DeMars is finished removing the fat, he will close the incisions and place a support garment around the treated area to help the tissues heal.
Prior to fat removal, a tumescent or “wetting” solution may be injected into the treatment area to constrict the blood vessels; this minimizes blood loss and reduces post-operative pain as well as the risk of bleeding.
Recovering from Liposuction
In order to avoid complications, you should diligently follow all of Dr. DeMars’ aftercare instructions.
For the first few days, soreness, swelling and bruising are normal; these side effects will subside with time. You need to rest your body as the tissues heal, taking short walks to promote good circulation. Dr. DeMars will meet with you for several follow-up appointments and let you know when it is safe to resume exercising and go back to work and your normal routine.
Schedule a Liposuction Consultation
While liposuction can greatly enhance the appearance of the torso, thighs, arms, neck and face, this procedure is not a cure-all. For patients who require more comprehensive, specialized surgical treatment to slim and tighten specific body areas, Dr. DeMars offers several other body contouring procedures. For more information, please call him today at 503-253-3458.