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Liposuction (Surgical Fat Removal, Lipoplasty)–Alpharetta, Roswell, & Woodstock

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About Liposuction

Liposuction is a common, versatile cosmetic surgery that removes unwanted fat from a number of areas on the body. While traditional liposuction is the most invasive fat reduction technique, it produces the most dramatic, longest-lasting results. Liposuction alone can reshape the body for beautiful results; however, many men and women often combine it with other procedures at Y Plastic, Reconstructive, and Hand Surgery for life-changing transformations. Performed by our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Asaf Yalif, the patient will be under general anesthesia and in an outpatient setting. Liposuction combined with skin removal and tightening is a more invasive way to change the patient’s body but may be necessary to obtain the best outcome in aesthetics. At our office in Woodstock or Roswell, GA, we offer several options for patients desiring liposuction.

Ideal Candidates

Age generally does not play a factor in restricting a patient from liposuction. If the patient’s skin has good elasticity, then it should take the procedure rather well. During a private consultation at our practice, we can discuss if liposuction is right for you. Men and women who show the following signs may be great candidates:

  • Have stubborn fat in the areas of the face, neck, breasts, stomach, hips, lower back, thighs, arms, ankles, and chest
  • Have less than 10 pounds of fat to be removed in the area of concern
  • Have good skin elasticity
  • Are in overall good health

Types of Liposuction

  • Laser and Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction

These 2 techniques use a high-frequency ultrasound or laser technology to dissolve fat before the surgeon makes the incision to suck out the fat. The goal of laser or ultrasound assisted liposuction is to make the fat easier to remove, especially on denser areas of fat on the body (thighs, back, and stomach). Both of these methods are also less invasive and offer a shorter recovery period.

  • Tumescent "Super-Wet" Liposuction

Tumescent liposuction is a suction-assisted liposuction technique that uses a solution (saline, lidocaine, and epinephrine), and a powered motor to help eliminate dense fat. At a controlled speed, our plastic surgeon can remove several pounds of fat with this device. This is the traditional, gold standard approach to surgical fat removal. It offers effective, lasting results, but does have a longer recovery and is more invasive. 

What to Expect

Liposuction is performed in an accredited surgical center or at a local hospital as an outpatient procedure. The surgery generally takes between 1 – 2 hours to complete, depending on how much fat is being addressed, as well as how many body parts. Liposuction can be a surgery all on its own; however, it is usually paired with other surgeries for the best cosmetic results, such as skin tightening procedures. It takes a couple of weeks for patients to recover and scarring is minimal. If a well-balanced diet is maintained, along with a healthy lifestyle, the results following liposuction surgery can last years.

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Stop Battling the Bulge

Liposuction can trim away the bulge. When all your efforts go unnoticed from all the time spent at the gym because that last little bit of fat won’t go away, you have the opportunity to take matters into your own hands with liposuction. We provide a completely private consultation to discuss your areas of concern, and how to best treat the area(s) with this revolutionary technology.

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