Liposuction Frequently Asked Questions
In-Office Lipo Frequently Asked Questions
What is In-Office Laser assisted liposuction?
Laser-assisted liposuction is a comfortable, minimally invasive, and controlled way to remove fat.
How does In-Office Liposuction work?
In-Office Liposuction treatments are performed under local anesthesia in a Dr. Erhard’s Wayzata office. A slender cannula is inserted into the skin and a laser fiber within the cannula delivers energy to areas of body fat. The energy from the laser melts the unwanted fat and tightens tissue resulting in a tighter, slimmer appearance.
What are the benefits of In-Office Liposuction treatment?
Immediately visible results
Comfortable and quick treatment
No general anesthesia
Minimal bruising and downtime
What areas can be treated?
Any area of the body that has pockets of unwanted body fat can be improved with In-office liposuction treatment. Popular areas are under the chin, abdomen, love handles, saddle bags, inner and outer thighs, bra roll, back, even knees and ankles!
Who is a candidate for this procedure?
The ideal candidate for In-Office Liposuction treatment is normal or overweight person with localized pockets of fat that exercise and diet alone cannot fix.
How many In-Office Liposuction treatments will I need?
Typically, only one treatment per body area is required.
What should I expect after treatment?
In-Office Liposuction treatment is a minimally invasive procedure and patients return home the same day and can resume normal activities within a few days. Results are typically visible very soon after treatment and will continue to improve over several months. Dr. Erhard will require you to wear a compression garment for a brief period.
Is there a risk of complications?
Every medical procedure involves a certain amount of risk and every procedure has limitations. Although the majority of patients do not experience complications, you should discuss each of them with Dr. Erhard to make sure you completely understand all possible consequences of in-office liposuction.
How much does treatment cost?
The cost of treatment is dependent on many factors, including individual fees each office charges for treatment.
“The recovery process was simple. I could have gone back to work the same day, but gave myself a break and went back the next day. Down time was when I was lying on the table and Dr. Erhard was doing the treatment. I call it “lunchtime liposuction for the working person”. Valerie Age 49