Liposuction

Liposuction Louisville

Are you constantly trying to lose those last few pounds or that little bulge around your midsection? If so, plastic surgeon John Derr offers tumescent, ultrasonic and laser assisted liposuction techniques. Through the use of body contouring procedures such as liposuction, Dr. Derr and our staff have been able to help many patients in the fight to get rid of stubborn body fat. Dr. Derr likes to stay at the forefront of medical technology, and his liposuction services are no exception. We are pleased to offer the advanced SlimLipo™ laser-assisted liposuction system at our Louisville practice. If you are interested in more information, please contact Dr. Derr today to schedule your liposuction consultation.

Liposuction Candidates

Liposuction is not meant for the obese or severely overweight person. The ideal liposuction candidate is in good general health, and only slightly overweight with elastic skin. Dr. Derr prefers to meet potential candidates during a consultation at his office. During a personal consultation, Dr. Derr will evaluate your body type, discuss your desired results, explain all of your surgical options, and determine if SlimLipo™ is right for you.

Types of Liposuction

The SlimLipo™ Procedure – Laser Assisted Lipoplasty

SlimLipo™ technology is generally used on the stomach, hips, thighs, flanks, buttocks, arms, neck, and chin. Dr. Derr begins by making several small incisions around the region(s) of the body to be treated. A small, tube-like device called a cannula is inserted through these incisions. The cannula uses selected wavelengths of light energy to target pockets of fat and tissue, effectively breaking up fat cells so they melt away from the body. When Dr. Derr is finished, the incisions are closed with small sutures.

If you are hampered with a few nagging pounds you cannot seem to get rid of, then liposuction with Louisville, Kentucky cosmetic surgeon John Derr may be the solution. Contact our office for more details.

Benefits of SlimLipo™

In addition to providing the same fat reducing benefits as traditional liposuction, the SlimLipo™ system offers enhanced skin tightening qualities with fewer contouring deformities. Dr. Derr is able to make smaller incisions, with less risk of bruising and blood loss. The use of the SlimLipo™ liposuction system at our Louisville practice also allows our patients to recover much more quickly than with traditional liposuction; most patients are able to return to their daily routine in one to two days, instead of one to two weeks. If you’re interested in the reduced risks, smaller incisions, and shorter recovery time associated with the SlimLipo™ system, we encourage you to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Derr.

Tumescent Liposuction

Because he wants to offer his patients the newest and most effective forms of liposuction, Dr. John Derr, of Louisville, has become a specialist in tumescent liposuction. In this procedure, a large amount of fluid is injected into the treatment area before the fat is suctioned out. This fluid is composed of a saline solution and the anesthetic drug lidocaine, and causes the affected fat to swell. Because the fat is firmer in this state, the cannula (implement used to suction out fat) can move more easily through the area; as a result the bruising and bleeding caused by the cannula is minimized. Tumescent liposuction is excellent for removing fat from areas that require enhanced precision, such as the face, neck, arms, calves, and ankles.

Ultrasonic Liposuction

In the ultrasonic form of liposuction, Louisville plastic surgeon John Derr uses a special cannula that produces ultrasonic energy. This ultrasonic energy effectively loosens up fat cells, which are then suctioned out in the manner of traditional liposuction. This method is highly effective in areas of the body that are more fibrous, including the upper back and the male breast.