Liposuction Body Contouring
With liposuction, Dr. Donath is able to sculpt natural curves of the jaw line, neck and body. Protruding abdomens, hips, outer thighs (saddlebags) and knees can be significantly improved. All liposuction cases are now done using the tumescent/small cannula technique.
The tumescent technique is performed under local anesthesia, a diluted anesthesia solution being injected into the areas to be operated on. As a certain amount of time passes, the area gets numb and the blood vessels shrink. This process allows the surgeon to remove mostly fat and very little blood, which increases the safety of the liposuction procedure.
Skin resurfacing can be accomplished with chemical peels, laser resurfacing, or by dermabrasion. Each of these techniques allows for tightening of the skin with the removal of fine wrinkles creating a more youthful appearance. After over thirty years of experience with chemical peels, and over ten years of laser experience, I have found that phenol, a deep peeling agent, provides equal if not better results than the more costly laser resurfacing procedures. We offer both procedures here at the Cincinnati Facial Plastic Surgery. Both techniques work by injuring the skin and underlying dermis. After either procedure, you will be able to cover up the treated area with camouflage makeup by 7-14 days. The final healing process takes between 3 to 6 months for the skin color to stabilize with occasional further lightening of the skin over the ensuing 6 to 12 months.