Dr. Elam was a pioneer in liposuction surgery and was one of the first surgeons in the United states to perform the procedure. Dr. Elam co-authored the first medical text book on liposuction. He has trained hundreds of physicians how to perform Liposuction and is the past president of the American Society of Liposuction Surgery.
From it’s inception to now liposuction surgery has undergone many transformations that have fine tuned the procedure making Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed in America. The fact is not surprising because it is affordable, rewarding and a safe way to lose problem areas of fat that have been frustratingly unresponsive to diet and exercise.
This procedure is effective in removing fat from the neck, arms, flanks, abdomen, hips, trochanteric area (“saddle bags”), thighs, knees, calves and ankles. The tumescent technique as well as the reduced pressure (aspiration) enables larger removals of fat with minimized blood loss. What this means to the patient is increased safety, a better and faster recovery and greatly improved results.
This procedure is most effective in patients with good skin elasticity, as their skin will contract after the fat has been removed. However, as long as the patient understands that this procedure is designed to remove fat and not to tighten skin they will be happy with their thinner more attractive body.