Removal of excess fatty tissue from beneath the skin
Who is a candidate?
People with discreet areas of stubborn fat which are resistant to diet and exercise
Average length of procedure?
* 1.5 to 3 hours, depending on the number of areas being treated
Type of anesthesia?
Sedation or general
Will you need to stay in hospital overnight?
If more than 5 liters of fat are removed, you will need to spend the night in the hospital
How long will you need to take off from work/school?
Anywhere from a few days to a week, depending on the number of areas treated
What types of restrictions are there after surgery?**
Is the procedure covered by insurance?
* Times may vary since each case is unique
** Check with your health care provider about your specific restrictions
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UPMC Altoona Plastic Surgery
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