Liposuction

Maryland Liposuction Surgeon

Literally thousands of liposuction patients have visited Baltimore cosmetic surgeon Dr. Summers at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center to achieve a reduction in love handles, saddlebags, double-chins, bulges around the waistline, or other unsightly fatty deposits. When diet and exercise alone is not enough to reduce these fatty deposits, liposuction patients seek Dr. Summers to assist in the slimming and trimming of their figures. He has dedicated his professional career to helping each Maryland and Baltimore liposuction patient enjoy a healthy and happy life after treatment at his state-of-the-art surgical facility.

Last year, Dr. Adam Summers performed a One Hour Facelift on me. I have to say, I am surprised by how smoothly the procedure went and everyone thinks I look great!

– Cathy A. Verified TrueReview®

Cathy A.
I have known Dr. Stefan for over fourteen years and my experience with him and his staff has been outstanding.  I was extremely satisfied with my breast augmentation he preformed almost 14 years ago. I recently returned to Dr. Stefan to have a reaugmentation. Dr. Stefan is a very skillful, knowledgable, and caring doctor. He is absolutely amazing and does incredible work. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an exceptional plastic surgeon.
J.F.
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your kindness, support and relaxed demeanor over the past several months. You made me feel at ease about my surgery. In the operating room I remember you holding my hand as I was “put to sleep”. As you said, combined surgeries add time, this can create more nausea, prolonged recovery and higher risk of infection. In 6 hours, you performed a breast reduction, abdominoplasty, and liposuction. My recovery although difficult as you said, was uneventful. Six months later, I am so happy, so trusting in you with what I have seen, that I am now considering a lower body lift.
Erin
I am a 35 year old mother of two children. Currently, I am working for a life insurance company via telecommunication. I would like to thank Dr. Adam Summers for having the opportunity to have this procedure. My breast augmentation and breast lift procedure turned out absolutely beautiful. I cannot describe how much better I feel about myself and the self-esteem I have gotten since my surgery. The results are simply amazing.

– Christina S. Verified TrueReview®

Christina S.
Dear Dr. Summers, I can’t thank you enough for what you have given me…You have given me much more than a facelift. You have given me a spirit lift, a lift for my soul and heart. Is it possible to operate on one’s soul? I feel that you have. You put in much more than sutures… you have added a lightness, a joi de vivre, and, perhaps more importantly, a thrill of adventure and self-appreciation that years of psychiatric help would fail to accomplish – and all of this flows to my family and friends and those around me. Critics of plastic surgery fail to take this into consideration. My facelift has given me the freedom to concentrate on others without fear or self-consciousness of my looks (or lack of). As humans, sometimes it’s hard to look past outer beauty to see the beauty inside of all of us… Thank you for one less worry!

– Fran F. Verified TrueReview®

Fran F.
I am 5’6″ tall with long blond, curly hair. I work for a real estate company in Maryland as a Lease Administrator. Prior to that, I worked for a Minnesota Senator on Capitol Hill. Even though I work out at the gym frequently, I had a few problem areas, which would not go away. Thanks to Dr. Summers’ cosmetic surgery team at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center, I’ve had liposuction on my outer thighs, hips and stomach. Now my saddlebags are gone and I was able to buy a pair of hip hugger jeans! I’ll be 45 next month and will almost wear a size 6. I’m planning to return to have my inner thighs done very soon.

– Lynn F. Verified TrueReview®

Lynn F.
Dr. Summers was highly recommended to me from two friends who had been his patients in the past. I was not disappointed. He made me feel comfortable from the moment I met him. His calm demeanor and knowledge set my mind at ease that he would give me the best results possible. Many women get plastic surgery for various reasons and when I explained my reasons to him, he was non-judgemental and caring. He was very helpful in educating me on the silicone implants that I chose and I trusted that he was going to be the best doctor to do my breast augmentation. My overall experience of plastic surgery was excellent. I have more self-confidence and a better body image thanks to him!

– M. Debault Verified TrueReview®

M.Debault
Dr. Summers and the MD Plastic Surgery staff were incredible. Dr. Summers made me feel very comfortable about my procedure, as I was very nervous about having it done. The staff was warm and welcoming, caring, and I could tell they were genuinely interested in my well-being, satisfaction with the results, and recovery. As for the procedure, Dr. Summers did an excellent job, my recovery and results, quite amazing! I recovered fast and now it’s been 7 months and I am SUPER happy with my neck! This procedure has allowed me to feel so much better about myself and given me a new sense of confidence. Thank you MD Plastic Surgery!

– G.D. Verified TrueReview®

G.D.
Dr. Summers is always very meticulous and caring when treating me. He answers all of my questions and ensures the best result. He is always available for your concerns.

– Mamie A. Verified TrueReview®

Mamie Ambrose
I am 5’6″ tall with long blond, curly hair. I work for a real estate company in Maryland as a Lease Administrator. Prior to that, I worked for a Minnesota Senator on Capitol Hill. Even though I work out at the gym frequently, I had a few problem areas, which would not go away. Thanks to Dr. Summers’ cosmetic surgery team at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center, I’ve had liposuction on my outer thighs, hips and stomach. Now my saddlebags are gone and I was able to buy a pair of hip hugger jeans! I’ll be 45 next month and will almost wear a size 6. I’m planning to return to have my inner thighs done very soon.

– Lynn F. Verified TrueReview®

Lynn F.

As liposuction is one of the most popular of plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Summers has spent much of his time performing this procedure. As a result of his dedication to mastering this surgical technique, many consider Dr. Summers to be a top Maryland liposuction specialist. In the paragraphs below, Dr. Summers describes the liposuction procedure and how he can help you enjoy a slimmer figure.

Liposuction Introduction:

Liposuction is a body-sculpting procedure that has helped many Baltimore liposuction patients remove fat that is unresponsive to dieting and exercising. This procedure can be applied to nearly any area of the body and is commonly used on multiple areas during an operation. Liposuction results in a slimmer and better proportioned figure. Through the use of liposuction, Annapolis and Baltimore patients have achieved a better shape and a more beautiful body.

Through tiny incisions, Dr. Summers inserts small tubes (cannulas) to suction away the fat deposits. With tumescent liposuction, fluid containing novocaine and adreneline is injected into the fat prior to liposuction – this results in numbness of the area and prevents bleeding. Ultrasonic liposuction involves the addition of an ultrasonic probe to the tumscent liposuction procedure. The probe literally “melts” the fat, resulting in a much less traumatic procedure (e.g. less pain and less bruising, resulting in faster recovery). Dr. Summers performs both traditional tumsecent liposuction, ultrasonic liposuction (commonly referred to as “Vaser Liposuction”), and laser liposuction (commonly referred to as “SMART Liposuction”) at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center.

There are two layers or compartments of fat on your body – a superficial layer which has an even thickness over most of the body, and deep compartments. The deep compartments exist mainly in the areas mentioned above. If you are not overweight, but have a localized buldge in these areas, you have excess fat in the deep compartment. Deposits of deep compartment fat are hereditary, and usually do not respond normally to diet and exercise. Superficial compartment fat, on the other hand, increases significantly with weight and decreases with weight loss. Suction lipoplasty primarily removes deep compartment fat deposits to remove bulges.

The quality and elasticity of the overlying skin has a major impact on the success of suction lipoplasty. When fat is suctioned to remove a bulge, the overlying skin must shrink or contract to fit the new profile. If your skin is excessively lax before the procedure, the additional looseness after suctioning may be undesirable. Also, although there is no absolute age at which the skin becomes too loose for the procedure, after age 45 (or occasionally sooner), the elasticity of the skin begins to decrease in many patients. If excess skin is present or if the elasticity is poor, you may require excision or tightening of some tissue for an optimal result. Dr. Summers will discuss the elasticity of your skin during your consultation at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center.

In summary, liposuction is not a replacement for proper exercise and diet. Instead, liposuction is a reduction procedure for stubborn areas where fat accumulates. When performed across several areas of the body, liposuction can provide a well proportioned body appearance. Ideal surgical candidates are those already in good physical condition but having stubborn areas that do not respond to diet and exercise. A good candidate for suction lipoplasty should have localized fat deposits, be within 20 pounds of their goal weight (not necessarily their “ideal body weight”), and have reasonably elastic skin overlying the areas of concern.

Procedure Goals:

Liposuction will help your clothing fit better, as well as improve your appearance in a bathing suit. After liposuction, Baltimore and Annapolis patients frequently describe the ability to buy clothes that “really fit” – they don’t have to buy larger sizes to accommodate the areas of excessive fatty tissue accumulation.

Suction lipoplasty is not designed for weight reduction. It is a contouring procedure, removing bulges to blend body outlines more aesthetically.

Areas of the body where fat deposits can cause localized bulges include the neck, upper arms, upper and lower abdomen, flank areas (love handles), inner thighs, outer thighs and hips (saddlebags), buttocks, knee areas, calves, and ankles.

If you have a rippled or “cellulite” appearance of the skin prior to suction, it may become more noticable following the procedure. It is possible to see small areas of skin rippling, dimpling, or contour irregularities following suction lipoplasty. In order to reduce this possibility, Dr. Summers provides four complimentary Endermologie treatments for patients with significant cellulite who desire liposuction — additional Endermologie treatments may be purchased if the patient is pleased with the initial results.

 

The Procedure

Before your suction lipoplasty procedure at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Summers will very carefully outline the areas of bulging which are to be suctioned and draw detailed lines to further define the shape and contour characteristics of the fat deposit.

Tiny incisions are made in concealed areas, where possible, and then tumescent fluid is injected into the tissues. This helps to reduce bleeding and helps provide comfort after the procedure. small suction tubes are inserted to the proper depth of the fat deposit. The tube or cannula is then passed back and forth until an appropriate amount of fat has been re-moved. In the case of ultrasonic liposuction (VASER Liposuction) or laser liposuction (SMART Liposuction), a ultrasonic or laser probe is first inserted to melt the fat. The cannula is then inserted to removed the melted fat. The entire bulging area is treated in this fashion, carefully removing small amounts at a time, and constantly checking fat thickness and contour as suctioning proceeds.

After suctioning is complete in one area, the opposite side is treated in the same way, comparing the two sides and adjusting to best match. Finally, the incisions are carefully closed, and an elastic garment or dressing is placed to put gentle pressure on the skin and prevent excess fluid accumulating in the area suctioned.

All of your incisions will be carefully closed with stitches. You’ll be able to shower immediately after the procedure. Liposuction can last from thirty minutes to several hours depending upon the amount of fat to be removed.

 

Liposuction Recovery

After liposuction in Maryland, patients typically have mild to moderate discomfort. Many patients compare the discomfort to the muscle soreness one gets from exercising after a long period of inactivity. The discomfort is readily controlled with medication. Most patients are able to return to light work-related activities and social activities in 2-3 days.

We encourage return to full normal activity as soon as possible. Just don’t do any type of strenuous exercise that would push your pulse over 100 for about two to three weeks. Any aerobic activity that increases your pulse over 100 also increases your blood pressure, and could make you bleed.

To minimize fluid collection and swelling in the treated areas, we’ll ask you to wear an elastic garment we provide for three weeks after surgery — this may vary depending on the areas and extent of your procedure.

You will have some swelling, bruising, and numbness over the treated areas. These usually resolve in 2-3 weeks or sooner, and you’ll notice feeling starting to return (if it was decreased) in about 2 weeks. Although you’ll see an immediate contour change, it may take up to 6 months for complete resolution of swelling, especially in the thighs.

In addition to liposuction, Baltimore and Annapolis liposuction patients have enjoyed the added benefit of an abdominoplasty procedure to tone, tighten, and flatten the stomach. After undergoing tummy tuck in Maryland, patients enjoy a slimmer, more sculpted figure. Liposuction can also be combined with body lift and can be performed as part of the Brazilian butt lift in Maryland. To learn more about these procedures, please explore the respective pages. Dr. Summers is listed as a Baltimore liposuction specialist on the PerfectYourself Liposuction resource, which you may visit for additional information.

Frequently Asked Questions About Liposuction:

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Q: How do I know if plastic surgery is right for me?
Q: Can I have several procedures performed simultaneously?
Q: Does it matter how old I am?
Q: What happens during my initial consultation?
Q: How long will it take to recover from my surgery?
Q: Will liposuction prevent weight gain?
Q: Will fat move to untreated areas?
Q: Can liposuction remove a large amount of weight?
Q: Will loose skin shrink after liposuction?