Other Surgical Procedures
Liposuction and Body Sculpting
Dr. Harris remains a strong proponent of the procedure of liposuction for the removal of diet resistant fat and body sculpting for carefully selected patients. He has evaluated the many non-surgical techniques for the removal of fat, including the cooling of fat and fat dissolving injections. He feels these techniques may be helpful to individuals who wish subtle improvement. There are many liposuction technologies available to surgeons. Patients often wonder if the type of machine makes a major difference. You can rest assured and be pleased to know that Dr. Harris was one of the first surgeons in the U.S. to evaluate and utilize ultrasonic liposuction and laser liposuction technology. Also, he has found these technologies do not add any benefit for the patient and believes the most important element for meaningful improvement and success for the liposuction patient is not the machine, but rather the experience and expertise of the surgeon.
Dr. Harris utilizes traditional liposuction with tumescent fluid technique and advocates performing liposuction under local anesthesia, thus minimizing risk and allowing the patient an early return to normal activities.