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Liposuction is a procedure to sculpt the body by removing unwanted body fat. This procedure can be applied to any area of the body where unwanted body fat has accumulated. Liposuction can also be performed in multiple areas during a single operation. The goals of the procedure are specific to each person, but typically achieve a thinner and better proportioned figure. Some areas of the body have fat deposits that not responsive to diet and exercise and are very treatable with liposuction. A common presentation of a patient requesting liposuction is someone with has fat in an area of the body like the abdomen, hips, thighs or arms that just won't go away no matter how much you diet and exercise. In Milwaukee liposuction is very commonly added to other procedures such as Breast Implants, Breast Lifts, Tummy Tucks, Breast Reductions and facial cosmetic procedures.  For liposuction in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area, call Dr. Alex Colque today.

Reasons for Considering Liposuction:

Improve the appearance and contour of the following areas by eliminating the fat:

Please be aware that there are many practitioners who may be performing liposuction who are not certified plastic surgeons. These practitioners are performing liposuction in their office, but cannot be granted privileges to perform this procedure at a certified hospital. For your safety, please ask the practitioner who is going to perform liposuction for their credentials and ask if they have privileges to perform this at a hospital in your area. Hospitals only grant privileges to surgeons who are qualified to perform specific procedures. Dr. Alex Colque is a board certified plastic surgeon who has privileges to perform liposuction, as well as all plastic surgery procedures, at several hospitals in Waukesha and Milwaukee including Elmbrook Memorial Hospital, Waukesha Memorial Hospital, and Aurora hospitals.

There is a new technology "Cool Sculpting" that can freeze unwanted body fat from some areas of the body. For more information on Cool Sculpting, please visit:

General Procedure

Liposuction is a procedure that can be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia depending on the area of fat removal and the volume of fat removed. A small incision is made near the area of unwanted fat and a thin cannula is inserted to draw the fat completely out of the body thereby eliminating the body fat cells. The amount of fat removed is based on each individual patient's desired results. After the excess fat is removed, the incisions are closed and a compression garment or dressing is applied to help reduce swelling of the treated area. Liposuction is a great option for those who want to improve the contour and shape of your body by removing unwanted fat.

Recovery Process

Generally, recovery from liposuction depends on the number of areas treated and the amount of fat removed. A compression garment is often used by the patient and should be worn for several weeks to achieve the best possible result. Minor pain associated with the procedure can be treated effectively with oral pain medication. Activity can be resumed as tolerated and walking after to procedure is encouraged. Most patients will feel some soreness in the area treated. Patients return to work when they feel comfortable to resume their specific work requirements.

Liposuction is a very effective procedure that can benefit those who wish to remove and eliminate unwanted fatty deposits from the body. To schedule a consultation for liposuction in the greater Milwaukee or Waukesha, Wisconsin area, contact Dr. Alex Colque today at 262.781.9000.