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Liposuction

Men and women who feel that they have a undefined physique may find that excess deposits of fat are the source of their trouble. People are genetically prone to storing fat in specific areas of their body, or in some cases, a major life event can cause fat retention. Liposuction is a permanent fat removal process that can restore or enhance the contours of your body. With liposuction available to treat a variety of areas, you can achieve the body shape and definition you’ve always envisioned!

What Can Liposuction Treat?

Liposuction Procedure

Treatable Areas

  • Abdomen - Excess fat accumulation in the stomach area can obscure attractive definition.
  • Hips - Unwanted fat can make clothing tight and can cause an unsightly muffin top.
  • Thighs - Deposits of fat along the thighs can lead to painful chafing.
  • Buttocks - Removing fat along the butt can create better shape and definition.
  • Back - Fat along the back can contribute to rolls along the bra line.
  • Chest - Men can have liposuction to improve the appearance of enlarged male breasts. Women can remove fat from the breasts to improve size and shape.
  • Arms - Fat along the arms may appear flabby and unattractive.
  • Neck - Submental fat can create the appearance of an unsightly double chin.

Preparing for Surgery

Properly preparing for your liposuction surgery will help you achieve better long-term results. Planning ahead ensures a safe and comfortable recovery. Before your procedure, it is recommended that you do the following:
  • Don’t take anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, for at least two weeks prior to your surgery
  • Don’t smoke for at least six weeks before your procedure
  • Don’t consume alcohol in the week leading up to your procedure
  • Arrange to have someone drive you home after your surgery
  • Set up a comfortable and convenient resting area for your recovery

During Surgery

Dr. Lickstein performs liposuction as an outpatient procedure most often with the patient under general anesthesia. A tumescent fluid is injected into the fat along the treatment area, which breaks up the fat for easier removal. A cannula is inserted into discreetly placed incisions, and vacuum suction removes the unwanted fat. Dr. Lickstein can contour and shape the area to enhance the curves and definition of your body.

Combining With Body Contouring

Liposuction alone is only suited for patients with good skin elasticity. If you are experiencing drooping or sagging tissue in your treatment area, you should consider combining your liposuction with a body contouring procedure. Dr. Lickstein offers tummy tuck, lower body lift, and arms lift surgeries that are designed to remove excess tissue to restore a more firm appearance. The combination of a body contouring procedure with liposuction can provide the most dramatic, long-lasting results possible. Dr. Lickstein will advise you during your consultation on whether you would benefit from a combination procedure.

Our Results

“The surgery was not as painful as I anticipated, and I’m thrilled with my results”
“I had long been troubled by my love handles, and considered many treatment options. Dr. Lickstein was great - explained to me what to expect each step of the way, and didn’t disappoint.”
“Great staff and office… They made the process easy”

Frequently Asked Questions

Ideal liposuction patients are in good health and heave realistic expectations about their results. People considering liposuction have excess deposits of unwanted fat. Liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure; patients should be close to their ideal weight. If you have excess or sagging skin, you should consider combining your liposuction with a body contouring procedure.
Liposuction is not intended to be a procedure for weight loss. In fact, the average amount of weight lost from the procedure is five pounds. The goal of liposuction is to streamline the appearance of someone who is already near their ideal body shape but has stubborn areas of fat that do not seem to go away despite their best efforts.
Liposuction will not treat cellulite, and depending on your skin quality, it may make it worse. Liposuction will remove the fat, but it does not tighten the skin or perfect the underlying tissues. A skin tightening procedure may be an ideal solution if your primary concern is cellulite.
Results from liposuction are permanent unless you become pregnant or you significantly fluctuate in weight. Even if you do gain weight, it will be distributed in a more appealing way than if you never had the procedure done. Liposuction does not improve skin quality, nor does it prevent or remove wrinkles and stretch marks. Those who choose liposuction enjoy their more slender physique and increased confidence almost immediately after the procedure.

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