Liposuction to improve the body contours and combat stubborn, unwanted fat

If you’ve considered liposuction, you are not alone. Liposuction – or excess fat tissue removal, is one of the most often sought after plastic surgery procedures – requested by both men and women.   Despite healthy lifestyle and a commitment to working out there can be  collections of fat (lipodystrophy) that just won’t go away.  Fortunately, Dr. Derek Steinbacher of Connecticut understands these challenges and offers liposuction to target these areas and improve the body contours.

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes excess fat from specific body areas. During liposuction, a surgeon uses a cannula (a thin tube) to suction out the fat. Liposuction is usually performed on the abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, and arms. It can also be used to remove fat from the neck and face. Liposuction is one of the most popular aesthetic surgery procedures in the United States and continues to be an excellent way for both men and women to target unwanted fat deposits on the body that are not impacted by improved diet and exercise.

**The liposuction fat can sometimes be reinjected (or transfered) to your breasts (natural breast augmentation) or to your face or lips (for facial rejuvenation and longer acting, natural filler).  

Understanding the goals of liposuction

When considering liposuction, it’s essential to understand the goal of the procedure. Liposuction is not considered a surgery for weight loss; it is a body contouring procedure. The purpose of the liposuction treatment is to remove excess fat from specific areas of the body to improve contour and sculpting. If you are looking for a surgical way to lose weight, liposuction is not the right option. However, if you are dissatisfied with the shape and contour of your body, liposuction may be able to help. Additionally it is important to recognize that folks with a high BMI (body mass index) and excess body fat – a proportion of this fat is deep to the muscles and inside the abdomen (surrounding the intestines – intra-abdominal fat).  This fat is not amenable to removal using liposuction or tummy tuck techniques.  Liposuction is ideal to help shape and contour specific areas – such as the flanks, love-handles, belly, inner thighs, and arms.   Talking with Dr. Derek Steinbacher is the best way to learn more about this treatment and determine if you are a good candidate.

How do I schedule a consultation appointment with a professional?

Dr. Steinbacher is conveniently located in Guilford, CT, at 5 Durham Road, Suite 1-8, and can be reached by phone to request a visit at (203) 453-6635. If you are thinking about undergoing liposuction or other body contouring treatments, he can guide you through the process of obtaining a brand-new look with plastic and aesthetic surgery procedures.

Dr. Derek Steinbacher MD, DMD, FACS

Dr. Derek Steinbacher has devoted his life to aesthetic and life-changing surgery. He is an artistic and meticulous surgeon who draws patients from around the world due to his perspective, unmatched skill, and exceptional results. He is able to uniquely address the face (facelift + rejuvenation), jawline (orthognathic; chin; contouring; implants), nasal (rhinoplasty), eyelids, profile, neck, breast, and body with one-of-a-kind results.

He is a multiple Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained Plastic, Cosmetic, and Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgeon. He is Fellow of the most prestigious surgical organizations, including the Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, Societies of Craniofacial and Maxillofacial Surgery, the Aesthetic Society, and the Rhinoplasty Society. He has served as Full-Professor of Plastic Surgery at Yale, including Director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Program, and Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Steinbacher has unparalleled training at premier institutions, including Harvard and Johns Hopkins. His perspective brings together the best aspects of many distinct – but related fields – and it is this intersection of scope and expertise, in addition to an artistic eye, which enables excellent comprehensive results.

Dr. Steinbacher's approach: technical acumen, meticulousness, and penchant for combining art and science, together with his eye for balance, beauty, and harmony, helps achieve outcomes that greatly improve a person's confidence, health, and overall quality of life. Patients can trust that they are always in good hands!