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Liposuction, which is also known as liposculpture, is a procedure that can help recontour the body by removing unwanted fat from specific areas. Liposuction is a great solution to the millions of people that are trying to improve their bodies and appearance because the procedure removes the fat that diet and exercise seemingly refuse to touch. Sometimes, stored fat deposits continue to remain no matter how many crunches, laps, miles, or other workouts you do; liposuction targets those difficult areas. This procedure is appropriate for areas such as the:

  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Stomach
  • Flanks (love handles)
  • Knees
  • Calves
  • Ankles
  • Arms
  • Neck (double chin)
  • Cheeks

If you’re considering liposuction, this section will give you a basic understanding of the procedure. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Bridgett Moore, will discuss your concerns and the two of you will craft a unique treatment plan to reach your aesthetic goal during your scheduled consultation. 

Ideal Candidates for Liposuction

It’s important to understand that liposuction can enhance your appearance and self-confidence, however, it won’t completely transform the shape of your body. For this reason, ideal candidates should have realistic expectations. The best candidates for liposuction are normal-weight people with firm, elastic skin who store excess fat in certain areas. Candidates should be in good physical health and should understand that this procedure is not a weight-loss mechanism. Liposuction carries greater risk for individuals with medical problems such as diabetes, significant heart or lung disease, poor blood circulation, or those who have recently had surgery near the area to be contoured.

Details of the Procedure

During your consultation, Dr. Moore will explain the process with you while also discussing your concerns and the goals you wish to achieve with this procedure.  Dr. Moore will give you specific instructions on how to prepare for surgery and how to plan for the recovery process.

For the procedure, through tiny incisions (about ¼ inch long), a narrow tube, or cannula, is inserted and utilized to suction out excess fat cells that lie beneath the skin. It is important to remember that fluid is lost along with the fat, so it’s crucial to replace these fluids in your body after surgery to avoid dehydration. Dr. Moore and her team members will be sure to monitor you throughout surgery and immediately afterward.


After your procedure, you will be given a tight-fitting elastic garment that helps with the contour and smoothness of the skin. This garment is generally worn for four to six weeks. You will be provided a prescription for medication for discomfort, while the numbness should fade gradually. Within a day or two, most patients are up and moving around; however, strenuous activity should be avoided for one to two weeks. If you experience swelling or bruising, those symptoms should fade over a month’s time. Cellulite (dimples in the skin) that was present before surgery will likely be present afterwards. Occasionally, permanent sagging of the skin happens when the amount of removed fat tissue exceeds the skin’s ability to shrink. This is most common with overweight patients who have an aggressive reduction of fatty areas.

Within three to six months post-surgery, final results from this procedure are visible. The body contouring that results from liposuction can be dramatic in a variety of areas. Legs and hips are often thinner and more defined. Stomachs can be flatter, and double chins can be more sculpted to reveal a natural neck contour.

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