Liposuction

Body Contouring in Fayetteville, Newnan, McDonough, and LaGrange

If you work hard to stay in shape by eating well and exercising regularly, you probably want your efforts to pay off with a visibly healthy body. However, for many reasons, some fat can prove stubborn and resistant to your workout routine.

Factors such as genetics, pregnancy, age, and hormones can stand between you and a body that shows your dedication to fitness. If you feel frustrated by fat that refuses to budge, it might be time to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon about your options for cosmetic body sculpting treatments.

Table of Contents:

What Is Liposuction?
What Can Be Achieved With Liposuction?
How Is the Liposuction Procedure Performed?
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What Can I Expect After Liposuction?
Frequently Asked Questions About Liposuction?

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What Is Liposuction?

Body contouring is a popular category of cosmetic procedures that includes a range of possible approaches. One of the most popular body contouring options is liposuction.

This procedure targets stubborn fat deposits almost anywhere on your body, from under the chin to the love handles. This fat reduction surgery has been improved year after year for the utmost patient safety and satisfaction.

What Can Be Achieved With Liposuction?

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Many of us wish to achieve a slimmer figure that looks attractive in bathing suits and other articles of clothing.

Liposuction can remove fat cells from various areas of the body to help you look younger and fitter. When you love the way you look, your self-confidence can increase too.

Contouring your body with diet and exercise alone does not give you full control of how your body looks.

With liposuction, you can choose where to keep and remove fat to achieve the curves you desire, such as an hourglass figure. Removing fat can also enhance the appearance of your muscles to achieve a more sculpted physique.

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How Is the Liposuction Procedure Performed?

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Anesthesia

Liposuction can be performed using local or general anesthesia. During your consultation, you and your surgeon will discuss the best anesthesia option based on your needs and goals for the procedure.

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Treatment Areas

Treatment Areas

Patients can choose which areas of their body they wish to treat.

Liposuction is commonly performed on the:

  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Belly/abdomen
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Face
  • Neck
  • Knees

A consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons can help you determine what areas of your body to treat.

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Surgical Techniques

Surgical Techniques

At the beginning of the procedure, a tumescent fluid is injected into the treatment area. This solution constricts the patient’s blood vessels and expands the fat cells while also providing pain relief. This tumescent technique reduces bruising and swelling, allows for better body contouring results, and reduces recovery time.

During the liposuction procedure, your surgeon will insert a hollow, straw-like tool called a cannula through small incisions in your desired treatment area.
The cannula is then connected to a suction device, which your surgeon uses to siphon fat cells out of your body. The process completely removes the excess fat deposits, smoothing any unsightly bumps or bulges.

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What Can I Expect After Liposuction?

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Is Liposuction Painful?

Since liposuction is performed using anesthesia, you should not feel any pain during the procedure. Most patients find that any post-operative pain is relatively tolerable, short-lived, and easily controlled with pain medication.

It is important to follow your surgeon’s recovery instructions, including wearing compression garments. This will help to control swelling and maintain your newly sculpted shape.

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What Is Recovery Like After Liposuction?

After your procedure, you will need to rest at home for about three days.

You may then return to your normal daily activities, including going to work. You should still avoid strenuous activity, such as lifting, bending, and straining for a few weeks.

You may begin a gradual return to full activity, including sports and gym workouts, after about three weeks.

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When Will I See My Liposuction Results?

The results of liposuction are visible almost immediately. However, bruising and swelling may hinder the appearance of your more slim body. You will need to wait for swelling to subside before seeing your full results.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Liposuction

Liposuction is a relatively low-maintenance, customizable treatment. It can be beneficial for many people who are unhappy with the way stubborn fat deposits make them look and feel. The ideal patient is someone at or near their goal weight with fat deposits that are not responding to diet and exercise.

Additionally, candidates should:

  • Be in generally good health
  • Not smoke
  • Have good skin elasticity

Please speak with your surgeon if you have any known allergies to anesthesia or medications.

Liposuction cost depends on the amount of fat to be removed, the number of treatment areas, and if any additional procedures are being performed at the same time. The price of liposuction also depends on anesthesia fees, surgeon fees, operating room fees, and the procedure’s location.

Liposuction surgery usually takes between two to three hours to complete. The total time will depend on the extent of correction needed and the number of treated areas.

After surgery, you will be settled comfortably in our recovery room for monitoring until your surgeon clears you to leave. Most patients can return home two hours after their procedure has ended.

Liposuction is highly effective when it comes to removing body fat that causes bumps and bulges. However, there are a few things that it cannot do.

Liposuction does not:

  • Tighten loose or sagging skin
  • Remove stretch marks
  • Eliminate large areas of fat
  • Help with significant weight loss

If liposuction does help you lose a little weight, you will probably only lose five to 10 pounds. However, this is not the goal of the procedure.

Since this is a customizable procedure, a consultation is necessary to create a treatment plan. During your consultation, your surgeon will listen to your concerns and help you decide the best options to address them. If liposuction can deliver your best results, your surgeon will discuss specific procedural information.

Our doctors will work with you to build a treatment and surgical plan to meet and exceed your expectations.

Many people looking to create a slimmer appearance wish to correct other areas of their body. We offer various body contouring surgeries to choose from.

Not everyone is a candidate for combining plastic surgery procedures. Please speak with your surgeon to determine if combining procedures is right for you.

Liposuction can be performed as a part of a Mommy Makeover. This surgery combines one or more breast procedures (lift, reduction, or augmentation) and body procedures to treat areas affected by pregnancy and childbirth.

When performed by one of our board-certified plastic surgeons, liposuction is a generally safe procedure. However, risks are still present with any surgery.

These risks include:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Infection
  • Poor wound healing
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Anesthesia risks

Please speak with your surgeon if you are concerned regarding the risks.

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