Attain the sculpted physique you dream of.

At Muse Plastic Surgery, we understand that sometimes, no matter how hard you work at it, those stubborn pockets of fat won't budge. That's where liposuction comes in. Our team of double board-certified plastic surgeons are here to help you achieve the body contours you desire.

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Awake liposuction

Awake liposuction, also known as tumescent liposuction, is an innovative and less invasive technique designed to achieve all the benefits of traditional liposuction while avoiding general anesthesia. This advanced approach involves injecting a diluted solution of local anesthetic and other medications into the targeted fat tissue layers, making the tissue firm and swollen for better control during the procedure. Awake liposuction is preferred for suitable candidates due to its safety record, reduced postoperative discomfort, and faster recovery. Patients remain awake during the surgery, enabling the surgeon to request position changes for enhanced sculpting. Awake liposuction ensures superior precision while minimizing the risk of complications, allowing patients to achieve their desired body contours with increased comfort and confidence.

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What is liposuction?

Liposuction, also known as liposculpture or lipoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to remove persistent fatty deposits located between muscle and skin layers. This procedure enhances the body's contours, giving you a more sculpted and streamlined physique. These stubborn fat pockets (often the result of one’s genetics) are generally resistant to traditional diet and exercise methods and often can only be efficiently eradicated with liposuction surgery.

Although it can be performed individually, liposuction is often performed with other cosmetic surgery procedures, such as a tummy tuck, arm lift, or breast reduction, to improve the entire body's proportional balance and shape. Liposuction is an efficient method of eliminating unsightly fat pockets; however, it should not be performed instead of a healthy lifestyle, and it is not the best option to address issues of stretch marks or cellulite. 

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The benefits of liposuction

Efficient fat removal

Liposuction eliminates stubborn fat pockets often resistant to diet and exercise, reducing fat significantly.

Improved body contours

This procedure enhances the contours of your body, resulting in a more sculpted and streamlined physique.

Customized approach

Liposuction can be tailored to your specific needs, addressing problem areas such as the thighs, flanks, neck, arms, waist, abdomen, back, chest, and buttocks.

Minimal scarring

The incisions made during liposuction are slight, leading to minor, fading scars that are often barely visible.

Steady results

As long as you maintain a stable weight, the sleeker contours achieved with liposuction should be long-lasting.

Complementary procedures

Liposuction can be combined with a variety of complementary cosmetic surgeries to achieve a balanced and proportionate overall appearance including abdominoplasty, breast augmentation or reduction, Brazilian butt lift (BBL), thigh lift, or arm lift.

Am I a candidate for liposuction?

Liposuction is ideal for individuals who struggle with stubborn fat deposits that don't respond to diet and exercise. Liposuction can be the perfect solution if you are struggling with areas of localized fat that persist despite your best efforts to achieve a lean physique. Common symptoms and concerns that make someone an ideal candidate for liposuction in Atlanta may include dealing with persistent fat pockets in various areas, such as the thighs, flanks, neck, arms, waist, abdomen, back, chest, or buttocks.

However, it's important to remember that liposuction is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. It’s essential to schedule a consultation with Muse Plastic Surgery, in which we will assess your medical history and goals to determine if liposuction is the proper procedure for your needs. During the consultation, we will carefully evaluate your concerns and discuss whether liposuction is the best approach to help you achieve your desired results.

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The liposuction procedure What to expect

The specifics of your liposuction procedure will depend on various factors, including the extent of the treatment and the techniques employed. Liposuction surgery typically lasts anywhere from 1 to 4 hours. You can choose to have it performed under general anesthesia, local anesthetic, or IV sedation, depending on your preferences and the surgeon's recommendation.

The surgery involves making small incisions in the target area, through which a thin tube (cannula) is inserted. The cannula dislodges and suctions out excess fat, sculpting the site to achieve your desired body contour. The choice of liposuction technique will be discussed during your consultation, ensuring that it aligns with your goals and provides the best results for your unique situation.

Liposuction techniques

After evaluating your physical health and surgical goals, we will select the technique that is best suited to your needs from the following choices:

Laser-assisted liposuction

This process utilizes the thermal power of a tiny laser beam to heat and liquefy the targeted fat cells before suctioning them out of the body.

Lipo 360

Lipo 360 is an approach that removes fat from the front and the back of an area of the body to decrease its overall circumference and maximize the contouring effects.

Power-assisted liposuction

Similar to the tumescent technique, power-assisted lipo uses a vibrating cannula designed to gently break up the fat cells so that they may be suctioned out with minimal disruption to the surrounding tissues.

Tumescent (traditional) liposuction

This common technique involves injecting a tumescent solution (epinephrine, saline, and an anesthetic) to allow for more precise fat removal and to minimize bruising and discomfort.

Ultrasound-assisted liposuction

This method uses ultrasound energy to liquefy the excess fat before removing it from the body.

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Liposuction recovery

Following your lipo procedure in Atlanta, the results can be highly satisfying and are often appreciated immediately. However, it's essential to understand that liposuction provides long-term benefits, and these results are not only about looking better but also feeling more confident and comfortable in your skin. Liposuction yields a more sculpted and streamlined physique by targeting and removing stubborn fat deposits. While the fat cells removed during liposuction are gone permanently, it's crucial to maintain a steady weight to enjoy the sleeker contours achieved with this surgery fully.

Gaining excess weight can lead to fat redistribution to other areas, potentially affecting the appealing proportions achieved through liposuction. The specific outcomes of liposuction can vary depending on individual factors, including the extent of the procedure and the patient's body characteristics. However, many patients find that liposuction helps them achieve their desired body shape and self-confidence. While liposuction can produce transformative results, it is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. Maintaining a balanced diet and regular exercise routine will help preserve liposuction results and achieve long-term satisfaction.

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Liposuction FAQ

Will I have loose skin after liposuction?

Will I have scars after liposuction?

How much weight can I lose with liposuction?

Can liposuction improve my cellulite or stretch marks?

How much does liposuction cost?

Is there a risk of fat returning following liposuction?

Is liposuction painful?

Will I have loose skin after liposuction?

While liposuction is an excellent procedure for removing excess fat cells, it does nothing to address loose skin that may make your body appear bulkier than it is. During a consultation, we are upfront about whether they believe loose skin will be a problem after removing some excess fat. They may recommend a complementary procedure like a tummy tuck or another skin-lifting surgery to achieve optimal results.

Will I have scars after liposuction?

Because the incisions required to perform liposuction are so small, most scars tend to fade from visibility. If you are more prone to scar formation, you may have some freckle-sized spots lingering on the treatment area, but most patients agree they are minor enough to be worth the overall reduction in fat deposits.

How much weight can I lose with liposuction?

We stress that liposuction is not a weight-loss surgery. Losing weight is best achieved with diet and exercise or, in some cases, bariatric surgery. Liposuction is intended to address stubborn fat pockets resistant to weight-loss efforts. The closer you are to your goal weight, the more effective liposuction tends to be.

Can liposuction improve my cellulite or stretch marks?

While most women choose to have all mommy makeover procedures performed on the same day so that they may overlap the recovery times, if you would prefer to space out the surgeries, we can develop a surgical plan and schedule that meets your needs.

How much does liposuction cost?

The cost of liposuction can vary depending on factors such as the type of anesthesia used, additional procedures performed, and the extent of treatment required. It's best to consult with a surgeon for a personalized quote tailored to your specific needs.

Is there a risk of fat returning following liposuction?

While liposuction permanently removes fat cells from treated areas, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is crucial to prevent remaining fat cells from enlarging. Regular exercise and a balanced diet can help sustain liposuction results.

Is liposuction painful?

Pain levels can vary among individuals, but discomfort during liposuction is typically managed with anesthesia. After the procedure, patients may experience soreness or discomfort, which can be managed with prescribed medications and proper post-operative care.

Why choose Muse Plastic Surgery?

At Muse Plastic Surgery, we focus not on changing the core aesthetic components of their patients but rather on using cosmetic enhancement procedures to help them become the absolute best they can be. We stay current with the latest developments and technological advances in cosmetic body contouring procedures and utilize these cutting-edge techniques to ensure naturally beautiful results and the safest possible methods for our patients. Contact us today to schedule a consultation if you want to enhance your body's contours and boost your confidence.

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