Our physicians at The Hague Center have extensive education and expertise in a wide range of surgical procedures. For example, Dr. Schnarrs is trained in general surgery, plastic surgery, aesthetic surgery and oculoplastic surgery. He is board certified in general surgery and plastic surgery, with additional training in oculoplastic, hand, orbital and aesthetic surgery.
While Dr. Schnarrs is skilled in the full spectrum of plastic surgery techniques, his approach with every patient is to help them understand their options and provide only the services they truly want or need. Ultimately, the goal is to assist patients in achieving the improvements they are seeking in appearance and body image as efficiently as possible.
Liposuction is a process used to shape and contour areas of the body where it is difficult to remove fat through diet and exercise. One of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures, it is typically used on the chin, cheeks, neck, upper arms, upper chest, abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, knees, calves, ankles. In most cases, the desired result can be achieved with just one procedure.
Is Liposuction Right for You?
Liposuction can help patients achieve the improved appearance they desire and increase their confidence. The procedure produces the best results if you:
- Have good skin elasticity
- Don’t smoke
- Have good muscle tone
- Are in good overall health
- Are relatively fit
What to Expect with Liposuction
Liposuction removes unwanted fat in order to improve body contours and proportions, and to produce a silhouette that the patient finds more appealing. Patients value liposuction for the immediate and noticeable results it produces.
It is important to note that liposuction is not a weight loss treatment. However, lifestyle changes can be helpful in preventing the return of fat deposits.
Our plastic surgeons perform both traditional and ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (UAL) in The Hague Center’s comfortable, state-of-the-art facility, assisted by our friendly, helpful staff. Local, epidural or general anaesthetic may be used for what is typically an outpatient procedure. The average duration is 1-2 hours. Patients tend to be back at work in 1-2 weeks and capable of strenuous activity in 2-4 weeks.
Side effects may include temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, soreness or burning sensation.