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Vein Specialist

Vein Specialist & Cosmetic Specialist in Woodbury, Edina, & Fridley, MN

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Liposuction
Stubborn fat pockets can make you feel uncomfortable, and they might not go away with diet and exercise alone. At Afzal Clinics, Kamran Afzal, MD, Kristen Winter PA-C, Margaret Faust PA-C, and their skilled team offer minimally invasive liposuction to permanently reduce troublesome fat in problem areas. Schedule an appointment by phone or online today at one of the office locations in Fridley, Edina, or Woodbury, Minnesota.
Liposuction Q & A

What is liposuction?

Liposuction at Afzal Clinics uses advanced technology to suction out stubborn pockets of fat that don’t go away, despite maintaining healthy body weight. The Afzal Clinics team performs in-office liposuction under local anesthesia. Dr. Afzal was trained by Dr. Jeffrey Klein in Capistrano, California, and gives his patients superior results with minimal downtime.

What is liposuction used for?

Liposuction at Afzal Clinics gets rid of fat pockets in some of the following common problem areas:

  • Love handles
  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Back
  • Upper arms
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Ankles
  • Calves
  • Chin
  • Neck
  • Chest

Liposuction can sometimes reduce breast tissue in men and boys with gynecomastia, a condition that causes breast development. The procedure can improve body contours and give you a slimmer, leaner appearance and more self-confidence.

The changes in body contours you can expect after liposuction are often permanent, as long as you maintain an ideal body weight.

Is liposuction right for me?

To find out if you’re a candidate for liposuction at Afzal Clinics, your provider discusses your medical history and desired outcome with you. They check your vital signs and examine areas of your body that concern you, before personalizing a treatment plan. You should be at or near an ideal body weight to achieve the best results. 

What should I expect during the procedure?

Right before you undergo liposuction, the Afzal Clinics team gives you local anesthesia to numb the treatment area and offers a sedative to help you feel more relaxed. They make a tiny incision and use a special instrument to suck fat cells out of targeted spots. 

The length of time your treatment lasts depends on the size and number of areas treated. It could last for several hours.

What happens after liposuction?

After undergoing liposuction, have a family member or friend drive you home and get plenty of rest. Take medications as directed by the Afzal Clinics team. 

You can expect redness, swelling, tenderness, and bruising until your body heals. You might receive temporary drains that remove excess fluid from your body.

Wear compression garments as directed by your provider, keep the incision sites clean, and avoid strenuous activity until your specialist gives you the okay. You will notice continued healing and reduced swelling over the next few weeks.

To learn more about liposuction at Afzal Clinics and find out if it’s right for you, call one of the office locations, or schedule an appointment online today.