Liposuction in Atlanta

At Artisan Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, we take a thoughtful, personalized approach to liposuction. Our experienced female plastic surgeons will tailor your liposuction procedure to your needs. Whether you want to smooth and flatten a stubborn belly bulge, sculpt a sleeker, sexier shape to your arms, or reduce a double chin, we will listen to you and work to achieve a beautifully natural result that satisfies or exceeds your expectations.

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What can liposuction treat?

Many people, despite a healthy diet and regular exercise, are prone to store excess fat in specific areas of the body. Liposuction removes localized collections of fat to reduce stubborn bulges, and reshape or refine contours in an area. Liposuction can be performed nearly anywhere on the body, from the neck down, to improve your contours. Common areas include:

  • Hips & thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Lower back
  • Upper back (“bra rolls”)
  • Upper arms & underarms
  • Knees
  • Neck & chin

The entire procedure is performed through small, inconspicuous incisions. With a sensible diet and exercise after surgery, the improvements made with liposuction can last for many years.

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Am I a good candidate for liposuction?

Good candidates for liposuction are men and women who are generally healthy and happy with their body weight, but have specific areas of extra fat they would like to reduce. Liposuction can also be an excellent option if you wish to refine the shape of an area, or better reveal the underlying musculature. Good skin elasticity is key for optimal results, as you will want your skin to contract to your new, slimmer contours.

If you have excess or loose skin, you may require an additional procedure, such as a tummy tuck, to obtain the desired results. After carefully evaluating your areas of concern, our Atlanta plastic surgeons will help you determine whether liposuction is right for you.

It is important to note that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure; rather, the treatment allows our liposuction surgeons to sculpt and shape your body, thereby helping you achieve a more balanced and attractive figure.

Liposuction procedure

Liposuction surgery involves the use of a thin surgical tube (called a cannula) that is inserted into the skin via small incisions to loosen and vacuum out unwanted fat deposits. Depending on the size of the treatment area and the amount of fat to be removed, liposuction can be performed under general or local anesthesia.

The difference between liposuction & laser liposuction (“SlimLipo”)

The basic procedure is the same, but SlimLipo uses a special laser tool that liquifies the unwanted fat so that it is easier to remove through the cannula. This tool also can help to control bleeding, which can speed up the post-operative healing process.

What is liposuction recovery like?

Temporary swelling, bruising, and soreness are typical for the first few weeks after liposuction. Pain is rarely an issue, but we can prescribe mild painkillers to help with discomfort over the first few days. Depending on the extent of surgery, most patients resume their normal routine within one to two weeks. We generally recommend waiting three to four weeks before resuming vigorous exercise.

Our surgery team will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions. To minimize swelling and facilitate healing, you may be asked to wear the compression garment for several weeks. Compression garments also help tighten your skin after liposuction. While you will be able to appreciate your new body contours within the first few weeks, swelling and bruising may take several months to fully resolve.

We will keep you fully informed throughout your experience with us and give you an idea of when you may expect to return to activity and when your results should be final.

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Learn more about liposuction

Our goal at Artisan Plastic Surgery is to help you make confident decisions about your body and your appearance. At a personal consultation, our all-female team can help you understand what’s possible with liposuction, or any other procedure you may be considering. Call 404-851-1998 for our Atlanta Perimeter office, call 770-622-2498 for our Johns Creek office, or simply fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page to request an appointment.