J. Kevin Duplechain, MD, FACS
1103 Kaliste Saloom Road #300
Lafayette, LA 70508
Phone: (337) 456-3282
Monday–Thursday : 8 a.m.–4:45 p.m. Friday : 8 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Why Consider Liposuction for Fat Removal
Sometimes due to aging or genetics, the body and face can accumulate and retain fat in certain areas. Even with a healthy diet and plenty of exercise, these fat deposits remain and can make specific areas of the body appear out of proportion. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. J. Kevin Duplechain has decades of experience in using liposuction to reduce these pockets of fat and improve their overall facial or body contours.
Dr. Duplechain can help improve the appearance of your face and body. He and his staff look forward to helping you turn your aesthetic goals into a reality. If you would like to learn more about liposuction or any other procedures we offer, contact us today to request a consultation online or call our office at (337) 456-3282.
Liposuction is one of the most popular surgical procedures available today. A liposuction procedure offers patients many benefits, including:
- Long-lasting fat reduction in the specified area: Fat cells removed via liposuction don’t come back. With a healthy diet and exercise routine, you can maintain your beautiful results indefinitely.
- Minimal procedural and recovery time: Although liposuction is still surgery, it requires only small incisions to access unwanted fat. The procedure itself is typically brief, and recuperation afterward is similarly quick and comfortable; although, this varies between patients.
- The ability to treat several areas through one surgery: Many people choose to target more than one area of the body during a liposuction procedure. By undergoing liposuction on several areas of the body at once, you can enjoy more significant, proportionate results.
- Harvested fat may be used for fat injection procedures: Fat injection, or fat transfer, uses unwanted fat harvested from one area of the body, such as the abdomen, to enhance another area, such as the breasts or face. Because it uses the patient’s own tissue, the procedure is quite safe.
What body areas can liposuction treat?
Liposuction is an incredibly versatile option for reducing bulges and smoothing away unwanted fat. It can be performed throughout the body, from larger volume fat removal to much more targeted “touch-ups.”
Popular body areas include:
Dr. Duplechain Explains Your Liposuction Procedure
When performing liposuction for my patients, I perform traditional power-assisted liposuction using the tumescent technique. This method has been time-tested and has a proven record of achieving beautiful results with reduced risk. The tumescent solution is used to control pain, constrict blood vessels and separate the fat tissue from the surrounding tissue. Depending on the candidate, I may also use the superwet technique to gently loosen the targeted fat cells.
To begin your procedure, general anesthesia is most commonly used. Although liposuction under local anesthesia can be performed, most patients prefer a light anesthesia. I typically will administer the anesthetic fluid to the targeted areas in order to separate the fat, minimize blood loss and ease the suctioning process. Once the fat has been broken up and is ready to be suctioned, a small suction tube is used to remove the fat cells. After the fat cells have been removed, some of the fat may be used as a graft to augment areas like the breast or buttocks. The recent interest in stem cells within lipoaspirate makes fat a valuable and effective augmentation material. It’s a perfect way to reshape the body.
Compression garments are applied after surgery, and most patients can go home the same day. Patients are usually up and moving about the following day, and may begin driving in about 3 or 4 days.
J. Kevin Duplechain, M.D., FACS
Dr. Duplechain’s dedication to excellence in aesthetic surgery is reflected in his own work, his remarkable credentials, and in the education and training he provides to aesthetic surgeons worldwide. He will work with you to provide the beautiful, natural looking results you desire.Meet Dr. Duplechain
Combining Liposuction with Other Procedures
Because it is such a versatile procedure, liposuction is often combined with other cosmetic procedures to achieve a more complete transformation.
Tummy Tuck & Liposuction
Tummy tucks are effective for treating extra, sagging skin around the abdomen, but do not do much to address fat around the mid-section. For this reason, liposuction is a great addition to a tummy tuck, as together, they provide a one-two punch to create that desired, hourglass contour.
Breast Enhancement with Liposuction
Whether patients have chosen breast augmentation with implants, a breast lift, or even a breast reduction, liposuction can be used to enhance breast surgery results. Mini-lipo can be used to remove fat around the armpit or bra-line areas, thus amplifying the appearance of your new breasts. Liposuction can also be performed after breast surgery for additional body contouring, for a more noticeable full-body makeover.
Facelift with Liposuction
Dr. Duplechain often uses liposuction to enhance the results of his facelift patients. Liposuction carefully performed under the chin can refine the profile and create an overall appearance of restored youthfulness.
360 Lipo & Renuvion
360 liposuction is a comprehensive approach to liposuction that takes the entire body into account, not just one or 2 trouble spots. By treating all sides of the body, 360 lipo is able to achieve maximum contouring for an overall slimmer, curvier, figure that looks great from every angle. While Dr. Duplechain can successfully treat most areas of the body with liposuction, 360 lipo typically refers to liposuction of the full circumference of the midsection. This includes the upper and lower abdominals, the flanks (love handles), and the mid-to-lower back.
Unless they are young or have exceptional skin quality, patients may experience skin sagging in the areas where liposuction was performed. This is due to the fact that our fat cells provide support for our skin, and once they are removed, gravity causes skin to fill in, making it appear loose and saggy. This has always been a difficult decision to make with liposuction: either remove too much fat and your skin becomes saggy, or leave a little fat and you won’t have as much droopiness.
This is why Dr. Duplechain likes to incorporate Renuvion®. Renuvion, also known as J-Plasma treatment, is a radiofrequency (RF)-based technology used to effectively tighten and refresh the skin without surgery. After Dr. Dupelchain has performed liposuction, he will insert the Renuvion wand just beneath your skin. The heat generated by the flow of helium plasma energy triggers neocollagenesis, creating a tightening effect in the skin. Renuvion’s helium energy treats tissues in less than a second, resulting in up to 67% faster treatment than other RF skin tightening devices. Plus, Renuvion results can often be seen immediately.
In this video, Dr. Duplechain discusses how pairing Renuvion skin tightening and liposuction together creates a high-level of results for many areas of the body, like the tummy, arms, and neck.
Liposuction Recovery & Results
After your liposuction procedure, you will wear compression garments for a few days to help keep the treated areas tight. After about a week, most patients are ready to resume light activities; although, your individual experience may vary. More strenuous activity such as exercising can usually be resumed about 3 to 4 weeks after treatment. In general, patients can notice immediate results from their liposuction procedure; however, there may be some slight swelling and bruising. Once this disappears, you will be able to enjoy your new body.
Why choose Dr. Duplechain as your cosmetic surgeon
Dr. Duplechain has helped thousands of patients look and feel their very best. During Dr. Duplechain’s decades of experience, he has amassed a collection of honors and awards from his peers. He has been elected for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® from 1996 to the present, has been chosen as a Top Doctor in Louisiana, and was voted the Best Plastic Surgeon in Acadiana in 2009 and 2010 by area newspaper The Times of Acadiana.
All surgical procedures are performed by Dr. Duplechain in the Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital, which Dr. Duplechain opened with partners in 2004 as part of his commitment to the highest standard of patient care. And of course, excellent care is nothing without excellent results; Dr. Duplechain’s educational background and professional experience, combined with his passion for aesthetics and patient care, produce results that look natural, yet transformative. Patients routinely state that their surgeries with Dr. Duplechain enabled them to look like the very best versions of themselves.
Finding a qualified, passionate surgeon for your procedure is the first step toward a beautiful outcome and a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable experience. Patients from throughout the country choose Dr. J. Kevin Duplechain because of his experience, dedication, and talent. Learn why patients come from New Orleans, Alexandria, and other Louisiana cities to consult with Dr. Duplechain for their liposuction procedure. Request your appointment today. For out-of-town patients, we are happy to set up a virtual consultation at your convenience.
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