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Liposuction Baltimore

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure for removing exorbitant amounts of unwanted fat tissue.

The procedure actively slims areas of the body while reshaping them to a more desired appearance. With this procedure, patients can experience more desirable body shape and feel more secure with their image. The comfort and effectiveness of the procedure rely heavily on the doctor's skill. Dr. Birely has been doing liposuction for many years and is considered on of the best at performing liposuction Baltimore has to offer.

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Which Body Regions Can Be Improved with Liposuction?

Liposuction, as a popular procedure, is sometimes coupled with other procedures including breast reductions and tummy tucks. The reason lies behind the versatility of the procedure. Because liposuction is helps to reduce localized tissue, it can target multiple areas including:

  • Tissue in the abdomen
  • Fatty deposits in the thighs, hips and buttocks
  • Breast and chest tissue
  • Small excesses around the chin, neck, or cheeks
  • Under and upper arm regions
  • Pockets around the knees, calves and ankles

Liposuction can address many problem areas during one procedure. Depending on your needs, or what other cosmetic procedures are being combined with liposuction, you can experience improvement in many different areas of the body when liposuction surgeon, Dr. Brent Birely is chosen.

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What Can I Expect during a Liposuction Consultation?

During your consultation with Dr. Birely, you can ask specific questions, raise any concerns you may have about your procedure, and learn more about the options offered through a liposuction procedure. During your appointment, you will thoroughly discuss the results as well as side effects of surgery. Once Dr. Birely performs his analysis on your health, desires and lifestyle, the date of surgery will be determined. You can leave knowing that you hold more informed expectations of your procedure.

In Baltimore, How are Liposuction Procedures Performed?

Like most inpatient procedures, Liposuction maintains a specific set of steps. Some variation of these steps may be used during your surgery, depending on your individual needs and predetermined desires. Patients will be under a general anesthesia or sedation during surgery. Once patients are sleeping, liposuction is performed using a thin hollow tube, known a cannula. The tube is inserted through incisions and loosens up the unwanted fat tissue. Once this fat tissue is loosened, Dr. Birely will suction out the fat from the body. The surgery can vary in time, according to the amount of tissue removed as well as the number of areas where liposuction is used. The actual procedure, the incision making and tissue removal, necessitates a 2 or 3 hour period. However, a patient can expect to remain in the facility anywhere between 3 or 7 hours.

As One of Baltimore’s Best, Dr. Birely Can Guide You through Liposuction Recovery

The recovery process for liposuction will depend on your individual surgery and the areas affected. After your surgery is completed, bandages will be placed over each of the treated areas. You may also be provided with a garment for swelling compression, depending on the extent of your liposuction procedure. Dr. Birely will inform you about incision care, medication, and follow up appointments before you leave the facility. Patients may feel well enough for work a few days after surgery. However, you may experience side effects like bruising or swelling for a few weeks. Your results, in their entirety, should fully heal within a month or two post-surgery.

If you have any more questions or concerns, please schedule a consultation Dr. Birely, arguably the best at liposuction Baltimore has to offer. He will be able to optimize a plan that is specific to your wants and needs.

Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?

Ideal candidates for liposuction in Maryland are within 30 pounds of their ideal weight and have maintained a stable weight for minimally three months. Liposuction is not a procedure for weight loss, but for body contouring, so this should be kept in mind while considering undergoing this procedure. Candidates should also:

  • Be non-smokers
  • Have no medical conditions that could prohibit surgery
  • Be mentally and physically healthy
  • Have realistic goals
  • Be looking for body contouring results as opposed to weight loss

A consultation with Dr. Birely will reveal whether you are candidate for liposuction. With several body sculpting procedures offered at Artistry in Plastic Surgery. Meet with us to find out what would be most effective for you.

How Should I Prepare for Liposuction?

Part of your preparation will include the initial consultation with Dr. Birely, where you may be asked about your medical history, or have lab tests completed. After your consultation you may be asked to stop or reduce how much you take of certain medications or supplements that thin the blood for a period of time prior to surgery.

Make advance preparations by arranging to have a friend or family member pick you up after surgery and to assist you during the first few days of your recovery.

The best preparation for liposuction is to ensure your treatment is performed by a respected, accomplished board-certified surgeon. Dr. Birely has a reputation for being among the finest plastic surgeons practicing in the Baltimore area. He will answer your questions, so you fully understand what to expect in treatment, recovery, and results.

Are There Any Risks Associated with Liposuction?

The risks associated with liposuction are minimal, especially when you have chosen to have liposuction performed by a board-certified and experienced surgeon such as Dr. Birely. Possible risks could include bruising, swelling, bleeding and infection. Other risks could be uneven contours or asymmetrical results, or numbness in the treated areas.

How Much Does Liposuction Cost?

The average cost of liposuction is in the range of $3,500, but costs vary, based upon the number of areas you want sculpted. Those having smaller areas treated may expect to pay less than those who are having multiple or larger areas slimmed.

Is Financing Available?

Financing is available with reasonable monthly payment. Health insurance does not cover cosmetic procedure in most cases, although there are some exceptions, such as when liposuction may be one part of a breast reduction procedure for medical reasons. To discuss financing options, contact our office and one of our team members will be happy to discuss financing options that suit your requirements.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

To our Artistry in Plastic Surgery Patients,

We are all experiencing unprecedented changes in our normal routines and I wanted to talk to you as our extended family as to how we here at Artistry in Plastic Surgery are doing.

As of March 23rd, we stopped seeing patients in our offices due to the decision of Governor Hogan to shut down all non-essential businesses. No one knows how long this period is going to last, and I am optimistic this whole ordeal will be over in the not so distant future, allowing us to return to our “normal” lives.

Just as Governor Hogan is trying to do on a much larger scale, we are trying to balance the health and well-being of our patients and employees, while keeping everyone employed, and providing good care to our patients.

To that end, for any patient who needs to be seen for any post-operative care or emergency basis (i.e. laceration repair), I will still be available at either our Lutherville or Bel-Air offices, following all CDC recommendations to prevent exposure.

We have also just implemented the ability to schedule virtual consultations for our current and new patients for injectable, surgical and non-surgical services.

As an extra incentive, we are offering all patients the ability to purchase gift cards from the office at a discount. For all gift cards up to $500, we are offering 10% off or you can choose to receive 15% off for gift cards of more than $500.

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, virtual consultation with myself, Cheryl or Melissa, if you need a skincare product, or to purchase gift cards please leave a message at 410-828-9570 or by emailing info@drbirely.com and our Patient Coordinator, Christine, will be in touch with you shortly.

As I tell my family and friends, the best way to survive this challenge is to stay informed, make decisions that are best for ourselves and our loved ones, and try not to panic. We will get through this and be stronger on the other side.

Be safe and healthy, - Dr. Brent C. Birely

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