Frequently Asked Questions

If you are like most individuals, it’s likely you have an area or two of stubborn fat deposits that refuse to shrink with diet and exercise. Liposuction is a procedure that can reduce those deposits giving you the smooth, toned look you’ve been working towards.*

Liposuction helps to sculpt and contour the body’s shape by reducing stubborn fat pockets that are resistant to diet and exercise. The most commonly treated areas include the buttocks, hips, love handles, saddlebags, thighs, back, arms and neck. Liposuction is designed to remove fat but does not tighten the skin, which is why many patients choose to have liposuction in conjunction with other procedures.

The best candidates for liposuction are healthy, non-smoking individuals that are at a stable weight and have good skin elasticity. Since liposuction is not designed to tighten skin, it is important that the patient’s skin have a good degree of elasticity in order to accommodate the lost fat. Most candidates that receive liposuction struggle with areas of fat deposits that are disproportionate to the rest of their body and do not respond to weight loss or exercise.

Liposuction is not designed to be a weight loss procedure and is recommended instead for individuals that are at a stable weight with no intention of losing or gaining a significant amount of weight in the near future.

Our consultations are designed to help you feel comfortable and confident. Your doctor will discuss your medical history, desired results, and will examine the areas you wish to have treated.

We always make certain to inform you of any and all risks associated with the treatment and do our best to answer all of your questions to help put your mind at ease.

The recovery process for liposuction occurs in stages. The first stage of recovery will require a week or longer of downtime where the patient will need to wear support bandages to help with inflammation and bruising.

As healing continues, the patient will need to come back into the office to have stiches removed and the areas treated evaluated. Total recovery time can consists of many months, however most patients are okay to return to their normal activities within 2-4 weeks.

As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks involved when undergoing a liposuction treatment. Such risks include:

  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia
  • Blood or fluid accumulation under the skin
  • Infection/bleeding
  • Changes in skin sensation
  • Scarring
  • Allergic reactions
  • Contour irregularities

Your plastic surgeon will discuss all risks with you prior to treatment.

Other Body Procedure Options

Coolsculpting

A non-surgical alternative to liposuction that freezes away stubborn fat.

Arm Lift

For a more shapely and slim lower body.

Thigh/Leg Lift

For a more shapely and slim lower body.

SmartLipo

For less-invasive lipo contouring.

Mini Tummy Tuck

To create a smoother lower abdomen.

Fat Injections

For curves where you want them.

VASER LipoSelection

For ultrasonic liposuction.

Labiaplasty

To improve outside appearance and reduce discomfort of the labia

Mommy Makeover

To restore youth and provide patients with an improved silhouette.

Body Lift

To improve shape after weight loss.

Buttocks Lift

To reshape and give a more pleasin appearance.

Liposuction

To slim and tone your body shape.