Photos are before surgery and 6 weeks after surgery.
The healing process continues 6 – 12 months after surgery
Liposuction PATIENT Testimonials:
“Dr. Gaudet & staff have been great from the start! Everyone has been very patient + encouraging during my recovery. Dr. Gaudet is very caring, gentle + thorough. I’d recommend Dr. Gaudet & staff to anyone looking for a reference.”
~ Hampton, NH
“Wonderful experience here – I’ve had numerous surgeries, but never anything “cosmetic” and was nervous. Both Dr and staff made me feel very at ease. I felt very assured in their knowledge and am very pleased with the outcome!”
~ Greenland, NH
“I am very happy with Dr Gaudette and his staff. Friendly, caring and helpful in explaining procedures. I am happy with results and would refer others.”
~ Loudon, NH
“The doctor and nurses were all very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. Thanks for the good work.”
~ Ogunquit, ME
“Couldn’t be happier!
Excellent care and very attentive staff.”
~ Newbury, MA
(Liposuction Neck and Jowls)
~ Exeter, NH
“For years I have been wanting to fix my “turkey neck”. I finally took the plunge – could not be more satisfied with the results and my overall experience. Dr. Gaudet and the entire staff are fabulous! Caring, professional, knowledgable & supportive. I have more confidence & will definitely be back for future needs.”
~ Lebanon, NH
“This is the second surgery by Dr Gaudet and very please with both of them. I highly recommend him. He is very caring doctor. I felt very comfortable and would go back if needed to. His staff is also very nice, they are also caring. I say he is a 5 Star from 1-5, I give him a 5.”
~ Farmington, NH
1.) Appts always timely
2.) Staff is very knowledgable & extremely nice.
3.) Questions are answered promptly & with accurate information.
4.) Felt like everyone was truly interested in me
~ Dover, NH
“The staff is kind and caring and made me feel welcome.
Dr. G alleviated my fears and anxieties w/his gentle manner and great sense of humor!”
~ Alton, NH
I wanted to extend my sincere, heartfelt “thank you” for all you have given me. All my research to find a surgeon for me paid off. You have a great bedside manner, lots of patience, humor, and above all, a God given gift.
As I continue healing, I am very grateful, happy and confident.
Look forward to my visit in June.
With Many Thanks – ”
~ Manchester, NH
“I went into this whole process with a bit of trepidation but Dr. G. and the nurses put me at ease! My results are beyond my expectations. I have never felt this trim and my healing has been a pretty easy process.
Thank you Dr. Gaudet for helping me to get my body back!!”
~ Dover, NH
“Extremely happy with results. Procedure/People etc. were all very nice – it was all so “smooth”. Everything just was “simple” – Facility also was so good – Very happy with it all.”
~ Oakland, ME
“I feel important and well cared for. This is my 2nd experience in Dr. Gaudet’s office. I am VERY PLEASED w/the care & all the staff. I’m also VERY PLEASED w/the results from my surgery.”
~ Rochester, NH
“I started this journey at Dr. Gaudets office in December 2015. Meeting with him and his professional amazing staff would change my life forever. From my surgery, to my multiple office visits, I had the most amazing experience. Dr. Gaudet did a great job. His professionalism and caring personality made this journey of mine a reality. I have a new outlook on life. I stand taller and I wear the cloths I want now without hiding my body. I recommend Dr. Gaudet and his great staff. Thank you for everything.”
~ Amesbury, NH
Liposuction is a body-sculpting procedure to remove fat that is unresponsive to dieting and exercising. This procedure can be applied to nearly any area of the body and is commonly used on multiple areas during an operation. Liposuction results in a slimmer and better proportioned figure. Liposuction is used effectively to reduce abdomen, inner and outer thighs, love handles, saddlebags, a bulge around the waistline, a double-chin, arms, knees, or other unwanted fatty deposits in order to develop a better shape and create a more beautiful you.
Reasons for Considering Liposuction:
Eliminate fat from any of the following areas:
- Stomach and Waistline
- Chin and Neckline
- Hips and Buttocks
- Thighs and Knees
- Calves and Ankles
- Back and bra line
- Upper Arms
- Create a more proportioned figure
Liposuction is not a replacement for proper exercise and diet. Instead, liposuction is a reduction procedure for stubborn areas where fat accumulates. Used in combination with several areas of the body, liposuction can provide a well proportioned body appearance. Ideal surgical candidates are men and women having problems reducing stubborn areas that do not respond to diet and exercise.
Liposuction can be done under general anesthesia with the patient asleep or under local anesthesia in our office where the area is numbed and the patient remains awake. Through a tiny incision, a narrow tube or “cannula” is used to vacuum out the fatty tissue beneath the skin. The surgeon determines the amount of fat to be removed by massaging the skin and squeezing the tissue. After eliminating the excess fat, the incisions are closed with a few stitches, and a compression dressing or bandage is applied to the area in order to prevent bleeding, reduce swelling, and support the area.
There are several different types of liposuction procedures, such as tumescent or ultrasound liposuction, that have developed as a result of recent advancements in new technologies. Together the patient and the surgeon can discuss which method(s) are best during the initial consultation visit. Liposuction can last from thirty minutes to several hours depending upon the amount of fat to be removed. Liposuction surgery is an excellent procedure that can benefit those who want to remove unwanted fatty deposits.
New techniques allow for faster recovery from liposuction procedures. The length of the recovery will depend on how extensive of an operation the patient undergoes. Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and reduce the recovery time. A support garment may need to be worn for several weeks after the surgery, depending upon which area(s) are selected to utilize the liposuction procedure. Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with surgery which can be treated effectively with oral medication. While complications are rare, patients can minimize the risk for potential problems by carefully following the directions given after surgery.