Mark Sisco, M.D.
501 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL 60062

Phone: (847) 504-2333
Monday: 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Liposuction

We help a lot of women and men in Northbrook, Illinois, who are bothered by stubborn, unwanted fat that lingers despite a good diet and regular exercise. Whether it manifests itself as a muffin top, love handles, double chin, or bra bulge, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Sisco is skilled at using liposuction to create the slim, well-proportioned contours that reflect your healthy lifestyle.

When you’re ready to plan your procedure with Dr. Sisco, request a consultation online or call the office at (847) 504-2333 to set up your appointment.

A Body of Options

Liposuction is an incredibly versatile procedure that’s used to selectively reduce unwanted fat on various areas of the body. But if you’re considering liposuction, keep in mind that it’s not a weight-loss solution or an effective option for patients who are significantly overweight. Instead, it’s best for people who are generally in good shape but have specific “trouble spots” that are particularly resistant to diet and exercise.

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Liposuction utilizes a thin tube called a cannula. When inserted beneath the skin through a small incision, the cannula can be used to both loosen fat and extract it. Cannulas come in a variety of sizes and styles based on where on the body they’re intended to be used. Dr. Sisco also offers both power- and ultrasound-assisted liposuction, 2 versions of the surgery that use vibration and ultrasound energy, respectively, to aid in the process of loosening fat. Common treatment areas include the following:

You may treat more than one area at a time or use liposuction to complement other procedures, such as breast reduction or tummy tuck.

Mark Sisco, M.D.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Sisco has trained at some of the most esteemed institutions in the country, and he brings the skills he attained there to his practice in Northbrook. From extensive reconstructive procedures to delicate, targeted liposuction, Dr. Sisco serves your needs from head to toe.

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Surgery Day & Long-Term Results

In most cases, Dr. Sisco performs liposuction while you are under general anesthesia. Once you are asleep, he makes small, well-concealed incisions on or around your desired treatment area. Using the cannula, he dislodges and breaks apart fat before suctioning it out of the body. He contours the remaining fat to ensure smooth results and even coverage before closing the incisions.

Liposuction is almost always performed as an outpatient procedure, although you’ll need a friend or family member to drive you home after surgery. Depending on the extent of your procedure, you may need to take up to 1 week off from work and other social obligations. You will also need to wear a supportive compression garment in order to reduce swelling and facilitate healthy healing. Dr. Sisco prescribes pain medication to keep you comfortable during the healing process.

Over time, post-op swelling decreases substantially, allowing you to better appreciate your beautiful new contours. You can enjoy your results for as long as you like by adhering to reasonable diet and exercise habits and avoiding any significant weight fluctuations.

Dr. Sisco is very professional. He took his time to explain what the procedure was going to be. Very bright. I think he is awesome, fit right in with NorthShore. I had a great team throughout the surgery.

—W.L.

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