If you have that “little extra” you have been wanting to get rid of, call us today, we can help!
Dr. Thomae has more than 16 years of experience in body contouring. Many times men and women work very hard through diet and exercise yet continue to have difficulty with small areas of liposity (fat). Dr. Thomae and his great liposculpture techniques can help you achieve the sculpted body you have been working so hard to see.
It is not out of your reach and we at Thomae Surgical want to help. By becoming a patient at Thomae Surgical, you will not only receive the best results possible in the St. Louis area, but also the highest quality of care and level of understanding.
What is Body Contouring?
Body contouring is simply liposuction on smaller areas. The procedure will last from 1-3 hours, depending on the number of areas you are looking to sculpt. You will feel safe and relaxed in our non-threatening environment.
The procedure will begin with your choice of music, and the procedure is performed under local anesthesia called tumescent. This means you will be awake during the procedure, have minimal discomfort, and will be given medication if needed to help ease anxiety. Dr. Thomae and our nurses will guide you through the entire procedure and help maintain your comfort. After liposculpture is complete, you will be given the appropriate compression garments to wear which will aid in your skin tightening and healing.
Bruising and swelling will begin to disappear over 3-10 days, some patient experience longer bruising times. After the procedure you will have direct access to your surgical nurse via phone 24 hours a day for 7 days following your procedure. After 7 days we ask that you call the office with any issues or concerns.
Optimal Healing after body contouring is dependent upon patient compliance and use of compression garments as well as patients return to normal activities. We strongly encourage movement and walking the day after your procedure. We want you to progress into your normal everyday habits as soon as your feel comfortable. Keep in mind each patient is different and your patient specific post-operative plan will be given to you after your procedure. Do not wait any longer to get the body you have been waiting for. Call us to schedule your consultation and give us the chance answer any questions you may have.