Liposuction Before & After Pictures of Patient 14

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Case Number: 14

Before Photo | Bloomington, IL | Dr. G.D. Castillo   After Photo | Bloomington, IL | Dr. G.D. Castillo
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This 18-year old from Champaign/Urbana, Illinois, was seen for liposuction of multiple areas. She is 5'6" and 163 pounds, active and in good health, although she does have Type-I Diabetes that is controlled with an insulin pump. She has noted a steady weight gain that she has been unable to remove by any means. At 163-pounds she is up approximately 30-pounds from her ideal weight. Even though she realizes that her weight should be lower, she is unable to bring it down. She expressed that she made the decision to have liposuction because she no longer wants to feel self-conscious about her body. She is ready to take care of the problems area. She is tired of trying to hide her large stomach and lower pooch with certain styles of clothing. She feels that her wide hips present a problem with pants and snug clothing, and her larger than desired inner and outer thighs give her a lack of proportion between her upper and lower body. This imbalance makes it difficult to find clothes that fit well and enable her to feel confident while wearing them.

In consultation she was advised that liposuction of the stomach, hips, thighs, etc. could be carried out in combination with what we refer to as a volume-reduction and body contouring procedure with the aim of removing a maximum amount of fat. I felt that she could benefit from this procedure in a significant way. Due to genetic factors, there can be an abundance of fat cells in certain areas of the body, which may cause disproportion. The size of the fat cells change depending mainly on our caloric intake versus our activity level, however, the actual number of fat cells in each region does not change. When we suction the fat cells from an area, we are permanently reducing the number of fat cells in that area, eliminating those problem areas. This is important because if her weight fluctuates from time to time, it will do so in a more proportional manner. Being young is to her advantage as well. Good elasticity allows for a smooth contour once the fat has been removed. Volume reduction and body contouring will create a proportional balance between her upper and lower body, giving her the youthful shape that she desires and deserves. This will allow her to once again feel confident in any style of clothing allowing her to express herself however she chooses.

She underwent liposculpture in Champaign/Urbana’s Cosmetic Plastic Surgery fully accredited outpatient surgical suite. The areas treated were the hips, stomach, back, upper buttocks, lateral and medial thighs. A total of 5,700ccs of fat was removed during this outpatient procedure. She remained ambulatory throughout the post-operative period, recovering with no difficulty. She was allowed to go back to exercise within one week of the surgery and went on to full unrestricted activities three weeks post surgery. Other than bruising and swelling, there were no difficulties in her recovery.

She was seen three months post surgery and her weight had decreased from 163-pounds to 157-pounds. Her measurements show a decrease in circumference of 6-inches for the abdomen, 4-inches for the hips, and 5-1/2-inches for the upper thigh region. She was extremely happy, not only with the change in measurements, but also in those visible improvements as seen in the post-operative photographs where the poochiness of the upper and lower abdomen have disappeared and there is a normal contour of the waist, hips and thighs as compared to the pre-operative views. She is proud of her post-operative results and is able to wear garments with confidence, regardless of type or shape.

If you like the results you see here, request a consultation to learn more about how this procedure can help you achieve your ideal appearance. We encourage you to print your favorite photos and bring them with you during your consultation to help communicate your goals and expectations.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique, and results will vary.




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