Are you looking for liposuction in Portland? Need liposuction prices? You’ve come to the right spot. Aesthetic Medicine has performed Liposuction in Portland on over 10,000 patients since 1995. Today, Dr. Darm and his team perform his perfected method, a safer and more effective form of liposuction called LipoLift™, a laser-assisted liposuction procedure (laser lipolysis) that removes fat from the body. This minimally invasive surgical procedure is a popular body sculpting solution that “melts” fat with less pain, less downtime, and consistently favorable results. The laser is inserted through a tiny incision in the skin and passed back and forth, slowly dissolving fat and fat cells. The liquified fat is then gently removed through a micro-cannula. In one session, one to four liters of fat can be removed! Treatment areas include the abdomen, flanks (love handles), bra bulge, inner and outer thighs, arms, axillary (armpits), beneath the bottom (banana roll), and chin/neck.
Unlike some national providers, you’ll always meet with a medical provider during your consultation, at your scheduled history and physical, and before your procedure. We’ll perform a complete medical history and physical (H&P), Electrocardiogram (ECG), and blood workup to ensure that you’re healthy enough for the procedure. Your health and safety are our top priority, and by completing an H&P and medical assessment, we can make sure this procedure is correct for you. To ensure patient satisfaction, following your procedure, you will have follow-up appointments to make sure you are healing well and review your results.
Your scheduled consultation will be performed by a Wellness Consultant and a Medical Provider via Zoom or FaceTime (specifically due to COVID-19). If you cannot use Zoom or FaceTime, you will be asked to send pictures from your phone for review to allow the provider to visualize and assess the areas you want to treat. The physician will also evaluate your medical history to ensure you are a proper candidate. We will review photos of our patients who have had the same procedure before and after to allow you a visual conception of what the procedure and Physicians’ techniques have achieved in past cases. Lastly, in the consultation, we will review the quote, go over financing options available to you and discuss expectations.
Once this is completed, all of your payments will be processed if you are a candidate and you are interested in moving forward. You will be scheduled for your history and physical to be done before your scheduled procedure. Our practice has taken additional measures during the COVID-19 pandemic, and all our patients will be screened for antibodies IGG and IGM. This measures whether you’ve previously been exposed to/contracted COVID or if you have current active antibodies. This is the first part of your history and physical, we will come out to your car with a quick and easy finger poke, and we wait 15 minutes to get the results. Once confirmed negative, we will bring you into our clinic for the remaining history and physical. All patients will also be screened for any COVID symptoms the day before an appointment. We will also take yours before photos that will be put into your medical chart. You will also meet with the physician in person to physically assess you further. Our medical assistant or nurse doing your history and physical will go over all aspects of the procedure, including aftercare. A few days before your procedure, you will receive a call going over your before care instructions and answering any last-minute questions you may have. We can’t wait to see your results!
Once this is completed, if you are a candidate and you are interested in moving forward, all of your financial paperwork will be processed. Then you will come to the office, and your blood work and EKG will be completed for the physician to review before your history and physical. Your before photos will be taken for your clinical chart records, and your appointment will be scheduled. Then before the procedure, a physician or nurse practitioner will perform a complete history and physical. If at that time it is determined that you are not a candidate, you will receive a full refund and will not be charged for the blood work, EKG, or history and physical.
Each patient must do their due diligence and research before undergoing any procedure. We will educate you on the many options you have, review your expectations for results, and guide you through your aesthetic journey.
Liposuction, also known as Lipoplasty, is most commonly used in minimally invasive surgical procedures to remove excess fat, body sculpting, and contouring. Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed and grows.
At Aesthetic Medicine, we utilize what is known as Laser-Assisted Liposuction or LAL. This procedure is a laser device that gently melts the fat, the laser tightens the skin, and a mechanical/clinical vacuum device is used to suction out the fat. This technique is favorable because it is gentle, thus causing less downtime and faster recovery. Local and oral anesthesia is used for this procedure. The local infiltration with lidocaine anesthesia is used to numb the area being treated while the patient is awake. An oral anesthetic, such as Xanax, is prescribed and taken before the procedure. This oral sedative is optional.
The specific device we use for Laser Lipolysis is the SlimLipo laser by Palomar, which we believe to be a superior device for many reasons given our experience. The incisions are tiny, about the size of a cocktail straw, do not require suturing, and heal without significant scarring.
This procedure is relatively benign, quick, and effective at eliminating unwanted subcutaneous fat. Typically only one day is required to recover. A compression garment is then worn for three weeks to maximize results, and Spanx are recommended for a few months after. People have different kinds of fat, and understanding the different types will help you set and manage your expectations for expected results.
Regardless of the method, any lipo procedure can only address subcutaneous fat.
Subcutaneous Fat is the jiggly fat visible underneath the skin.
Visceral fat is fat that surrounds the organs. This is not visible from the outside.
To help you visualize any fat on top of the muscle, we can go after it. Anything underneath the muscle is only removed through weight loss.
The main contraindications for this specific procedure would be:
All of this will be reviewed during your consultation and your history and physical.