CPT Code: 19366
The Liposuction Surgery Procedure
Step 1 – Anesthesia
Prior to Liposuction surgery, medications are administered for your comfort during the procedure. The choices include local anesthesia, intravenous sedation, and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best one for you.
Step 2 – The Liposuction surgery incision
Liposuction is performed through small, inconspicuous incisions. First, diluted local anesthesia is infused to reduce bleeding and trauma.
Then a thin hollow tube, or cannula, is inserted through the incisions to loosen excess fat using a controlled back and forth motion. The dislodged fat is then suctioned out of the body using a surgical vacuum or syringe attached to the cannula.
Problem areas that can be addressed with liposuction:
Step 3 – See the results
Your improved body contour will be apparent once the swelling and fluid retention commonly experienced following liposuction subside. With continued practices of healthy diet and fitness, the loss of excess fatty tissue should be permanently maintained. However, substantial weight gain can alter the results.
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Breast Reconstruction Surgery
Types of Breast Reconstruction
Your breast reconstruction surgery can be achieved through a variety of different techniques. The appropriate reconstructive procedure for you will be determined based on discussions with your surgeon, your body type, and prior therapy and/or surgical treatment.
- Expander/Implant First, a temporary device known as a tissue expander is placed in the breast to create the soft pocket that will contain the permanent implant. Some surgeons may also use an acellular dermal matrix to assist with reconstruction. Once expansion is complete, the expander will be exchanged for the permanent implant during an outpatient procedure. In expander/implant reconstructions, patients can expect the following to occur with some exceptions
Hospital Stay (Mastectomy/Expander): 1 – 2 days
Recovery Time (Mastectomy/Expander): 4 – 6 weeks
Hospital Stay (Implant Exchange):
OutpatientRecovery Time (Implant Exchange): 1 – 2 weeks
- Direct-to-Implant This approach allows for a breast implant to be placed immediately following mastectomy, foregoing the need for a tissue expander. Some patients may still require a secondary procedure. In direct-toimplant reconstructions, patients can expect the following to occur with some exceptions:
Hospital Stay: 1 – 2 days
Recovery Time: 4 – 6 weeks