Liposuction

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Women and men from throughout the area seek liposuction (lipo) from Bloomington, IL liposuction specialist, Dr. G.D. Castillo. As the Past President of the American Society of Liposuction, Dr. Castillo is a nationally recognized liposuction and body contouring expert. He has helped thousands of patients improve their body shape and their self-confidence through liposuction. Champaign, IL, Peoria, Kankakee and Decatur are just a few of the communities that Dr. Castillo serves with this and other plastic surgery services.

To learn more about liposuction, request a consultationrequest a consultation with Dr. G. D. Castillo or call our office nearest you. We look forward to helping you enhance your look through skilled cosmetic procedures, and encourage you to view liposuction photos in our online photo gallery.

Before & After Liposuction

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Liposuction or liposculpture can be used to contour any body type. It is used as a tool for volume reduction in people who are above their normal weight. More often, it is performed for people who are relatively fit but have some problem areas. Removal of fat in specific areas such as the waist, hips and thighs can make one feel much more proportionate and confident in and out of their clothing.

Since the introduction of liposuction at Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Clinic in 1983, the procedure has advanced dramatically both in concept and practice. Today, we may utilize laser incisions that are small enough to heal without scar formation, a liposuction instrument that utilizes ultrasound (sonic energy) laser to dissolve fat, and microcannulas to improve the texture of the skin and cellulite. Liposuction is often combined with other cosmetic surgery procedures in Bloomington such as a tummy tuck or breast augmentation in the Champaign, IL area.

Real Patient Testimonial

"I was overly impressed with how friendly the staff and Dr. was. From start to finish the communication has been awesome. My procedure went exactly how he said it would but with less pain than I imagined. I originally wanted a more expensive procedure and the Dr. said it wasn't necessary. I truly feel he and his staff had my best interest I mind. I would highly recommend Dr. Castillo." R.W.

The Procedure

Liposuction today utilizes the principle of tumescent infiltration, that is, the injection of relatively large amounts of fluid in the area to be treated. This fluid contains a local anesthetic and epinephrine (a relative of adrenaline). The result of this fluid infiltration is a temporary hardening of the tissue which allows Dr. Castillo to better sculpt the treatment area while minimizing bleeding.

The ideal liposuction patient has bulges that cannot be corrected through diet and exercise, or is unhappy with their body proportions. Men often want a slimmer midsection or neck, while women often seek to sculpt the hips, thighs, and flanks. During the procedure, fat cells are literally sucked out or melted away by an ultrasonic probe or laser to shape and contour various parts of the body. For our patients from Peoria to Bloomington and Champaign, liposuction surgery can be used nearly any place in the body:

  • Hips and thighs
  • "Love-handle" region
  • Abdomen and waist
  • Knees
  • Arms
  • Breast
  • Neck
  • Buttocks

Before & After Liposuction

View more real patients in our photo gallery.

In addition, men often seek liposuction in Illinois to correct gynecomastia (enlarged breasts).

Liposuction surgery is suitable for both men and women and age itself is not a determining factor. While the procedure removes fat only and does not remove the overlying skin, excess skin or skin redundancy is usually not a problem since the ultrasound energy allows the fat to be melted away and the skin to be contracted over it. Cellulite in many cases can be improved by the use of special microprobes that separate the skin from the underlying scar tissue that creates the dimples in the skin. Cellulite is also improved in some instances by the use of ultrasound "lipoprobes" that produce significant skin contraction after the fatty tissue is melted down by sonic energy.

Real Patient Testimonial

"I've struggled with being proportionate since I was a teen. It seemed no matter how fit I was, I couldn't the change the idea that my love handles, lateral thighs and abdomen were not proportionate to the rest of my body. I felt so comfortable speaking with Dr. Castillo and was impressed that he was the past-president of the American Society for Liposuction Surgery. Recovery was much easier than I had anticipated. I had no idea the kind of effect having liposuction would have on me. I went from being an introvert to an extrovert who is conquering every goal that comes my way. I now hold multiple leadership positions for my university and my social life is full. Having liposuction gave me the confidence I needed to exceed my goals. Thank you Dr. Castillo. You are the best!"
G.H.

After Surgery

Patients find the recovery period following liposuction to be surprisingly short. In most instances, our patients are able to return to work within four days. A special garment must be used in the area treated for three weeks following surgery to assist in the final shaping of the tissue. Larger areas may look bruised at first; however, this bruising will disappear within a few weeks. During the recovery period, you are encouraged to be as active as possible, including going about your usual activities and walking. After the first week, most exercise is permitted, except for jogging and high-impact aerobics. Swimming also can be started one week following liposuction.

To learn more about your body contouring options, request a consultationrequest a consultation with Champaign liposuction specialist Dr. Castillo or call our office nearest you. We look forward to helping you enhance your look through skilled cosmetic procedures.

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