Lipoplasty, or suction assisted lipectomy (commonly referred to as Liposuction) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to treat stubborn fatty deposits that the gym and regular diet haven’t been able to address. Liposuction is an effective treatment that can be used to target very specific areas such as your abdomen/mid-section, hips and/or thighs, waistline, or neck. The procedure permanently removes fat cells leaving the body contour you have been striving for.

Why Liposuction?

Fat cells can rear their ugly head just about anywhere on a person’s body. While diet and exercise are the best option for maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle, these fat cells will often resist your best efforts to rid yourself of them. Liposuction is an excellent option for permanently removing these fat cells and getting you the body you’ve been working toward.

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What Liposuction Treats

  • Love handles and muffin tops: The abdomen and waist tend to gain weight before other areas of the body and tend to hold it the longest. Liposuction can target these areas and create a slender mid-section allowing for those low rise pants or a great bathing suit body.
  • Double Chins: Since each person carries fat differently, even otherwise fit individuals can suffer from a double chin. Surgery can remove this excess fat and create a beautiful, strong profile.
  • Hips And Thighs: Women in particular tend to build up fatty deposits in this area. Having liposuction can reduce the fat build up, improve the contour of the leg, and as a result even improve the appearance of the buttocks.
  • Post pregnancy: A woman goes through a lot of physical changes during a pregnancy due to hormonal changes and weight gain. There is no guarantee that her body will return to the exact condition it was in prior to pregnancy. For those women who continue to hold a few extra pounds after pregnancy, liposuction can help.

Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, it is for people who are otherwise of a normal healthy weight and have trouble areas that need to be addressed. Under these conditions, liposuction is amazing for helping with that last five pounds or to get that slender shape you’ve been working toward. Our Atlanta board certified cosmetic surgeons also offer tummy tucks as another exceptional procedure to achieving your desired body.


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What To Expect From Liposuction Surgery

Liposuction is intended for men and women who are struggling with persistent fatty deposits that diet and exercise have been unable to target. There are many reasons for these stubborn deposits such as heredity. For those people who are of a normal weight and in good health, liposuction may be the only option for smoothing these fatty areas for good.

Liposuction is a minimally invasive surgical procedure which is performed by making a small incision in the skin allowing for the insertion of a tube called a cannula. The plastic surgeon moves the cannula throughout the fatty deposit loosening the tissue and sucking the fat out through the tube. This leaves the trouble area smooth and in proportion to the rest of the body. In most cases, once the healing process is complete, the skin adjusts to the new shape of the area and the stubborn fatty area is forever changed.

Atlanta Plastic & Reconstructive Specialists is proud to offer the safest and most effective liposuction procedure available. If you want to read up more on what to expect from your surgery, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons offers more information regarding liposuction and many other procedures at their website. Being educated on your upcoming plastic surgery ensures realistic expectations and increases your likelihood of being satisfied with your final results.

To learn more about our Atlanta Liposuction practice, and its risks and benefits, contact our practice for the most up-to-date information on current techniques and practices. Being educated on a potential cosmetic surgery is the best tool in deciding if a procedure is right for you!