No matter how you cut it, losing weight is a battle. Whether it be through intensive exercise, managing a proper diet, or a combination of the two plus other factors, when you reach your targeted weight and body appearance, it feels like a tremendous victory. Unfortunately, some people must deal with stubborn fat that just doesn’t seem to go away no matter what they do.
If you are afflicted with unwanted fat that won’t go away no matter what steps you take, Liposuction in Hawaii could be a great option. Dr. Larry Schlesinger uses his decades of plastic surgery experience to help you achieve the exact look you’ve been struggling for. To find out if this procedure is right for you, please keep reading the information we have provided below.
Liposuction is an extremely popular cosmetic procedure that involves suctioning fat deposits in specific areas of the body. While it can provide results that suggest it is a weight loss surgery, it is a body contouring procedure that is designed to sculpt a patient into an aesthetically pleasing figure.
The goal of liposuction is to sculpt, tone, and add definition to certain parts of the body. Liposuction is used to remove the layer of fat beneath the superficial layer and reduces the number of fat cells in a specified area. Liposuction is the most common cosmetic procedure in the United States and results in an improved body contour and very little scarring.
The best candidates for Liposuction in Hawaii are patients who:
To find out if you are a good candidate for any of our Liposuction procedures, a consultation with Dr. Schlesinger is required. It is important to understand that liposuction is not meant to be used as a weight loss tool, but rather as a method of reducing and sculpting stubborn excess fat areas that normal exercise is having difficulty removing.
If you are looking into Liposuction in Hawaii, the first step is to schedule your consultation. During your appointment, you will meet with Dr. Schlesinger who will examine your body and decide the best course of action to help you achieve your body goals. He will ask you some questions regarding your medical and personal history. These questions are not meant to shame you, but rather make sure you’re a viable candidate for the procedure and that you won’t have any unnecessary risks during or after your surgery. We are completely discreet and confidential, so we strongly encourage you to be very open and honest with him. Once all of this information is collected, Dr. Schlesinger will draw up your treatment plan. If you agree with the direction he is going, you will then schedule your appointment with our Patient Coordinator. You will be provided with a list of directions to follow before your surgery to make sure that it goes safely and smoothly.
When you come in for your Liposuction procedure, you will first be administered anesthesia, and the type of anesthesia will vary, with local anesthesia being used for small areas and general anesthesia being used in more extensive procedures.
Dr. Schlesinger will make a small incision, often around 0.4-0.8 inches in length, and insert a blunt-tipped instrument called a cannula that is passed back and forth essentially vacuuming out the fat. The cannula is connected to rubber tubing, which in turn attaches to a machine that generates high vacuum pressure.
The procedure can last from 30 minutes up to 4 hours depending on how many body areas are being operated on.
During your Liposuction recovery, a compression garment or elastic bandages may cover treatment areas once your procedure is completed. These are used to help control swelling and compress the skin to your new body contours.
Additionally, drains may be placed in existing incisions beneath the skin to remove any excess blood or fluid. These drains are small and temporary.
Before you leave, you will be given some specific instructions to help produce the best results, which may include:
What is the cost?
Liposuction prices at the Breast Implant Center of Hawaii begin at about $6,000.
Your exact costs will depend on the area(s) you are having treated, and include surgeon’s fees, operating room and lab costs, post-op materials, laser scar revision, tattooing, and/or touch-ups, should they be necessary (most plastic surgeons do not include these as part of their fee). Anesthesia fees, medication, and travel costs are not included.
Be sure to check out our patient financing options and current specials to see how you can save.
If you’re looking for a liposuction specialist in Hawaii you can trust for a gorgeous, natural result, look no further. S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS performed the first liposuction in Hawaii in 1983 and has performed more than 7,000 liposuctions since then at his Honolulu plastic surgery practice.
If you are serious about losing weight but can’t seem to shed it off no matter how hard you try, Liposuction in Hawaii could be perfect for you. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Schlesinger, call us at (808) 597-8835. You can also use our website to request an appointment through our website and a helpful member of our team will be in touch with you.
Everything went well and I am very pleased with my results. Process from beginning to end was great. Staff showed compassion and skill. Surgeon showed great follow-up care with more than just one visit.
At seven weeks post op……I can say I’m pretty happy with my revision! They have settled well and look so natural. I’m so glad it finally happened. Now on to my 50 year high school reunion!! I wonder if anyone will notice?
I love the staff, the office, the nurses and everything about Dr. Schlesinger!!! He is very knowledgeable about the procedures and makes sure you are as well. Hands down the best experience I’ve had with minimal down time after my procedure.
By far the best plastic surgeon, I mean his work is Hollywood perfection. Day 1 post-op I looked in the mirror and couldn’t believe my eyes, Dr. Schlesinger completely transformed my body. I was already 100% satisfied with my body even with all the swelling. He’s very dedicated to his work and enjoys changing people’s lives. His staff is very sweet and professional. Thank you for all that you do!
Dr. Schlesinger is awesome. Had some work done and he exceeded my expectations, more than happy. Staff were very friendly and approachable. Larry was always available via phone call to address any concerns or questions. Dr. Schlesinger and his team are the best!
Being a man and having gynecomastia can be very embarrassing but his office and staff always made me feel very comfortable about the procedure that I needed to have done. It’s been a few months since my surgery and I’m very happy with the results, I can no longer feel embarrassed about taking off my shirt or going to the beach. The psychological relief has made all the difference in the world. Thank you Dr Schlesinger.