Dr. Christopher Killingsworth is a double board-certified Atlanta plastic surgeon. Dr. Killingsworth, Dr. Farber, and their plastic surgery team are known as experts in liposuction and body contouring. We use various lipo techniques to give you an advantage over unwanted fat. Liposuction can remove stubborn fat and unsightly bulges to trim the body and accentuate your physique! Our Atlanta liposuction practice works to achieve a more contoured body.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that improves the contours and proportions of your figure. Many patients choose to undergo liposuction in Atlanta to attain a more sculpted and tone body. This can be achieved by removing unwanted fat from specific areas of the body.
As we get older, our bodies lose the ability to eliminate fat. Diet and exercise alone may not be enough to give you back a toned and tight body, but liposuction can! The most requested areas treated with liposuction in Atlanta include the chin, neck, arms, stomach, and hips. The back, love handles, buttocks, and thighs are also common treatment areas. Liposuction can also be used as a male breast reduction technique. Lipo surgery is not an alternative to weight loss. Liposuction can remove areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.
Liposuction technology has changed over the years. Patients no longer experience the extensive downtime that was common when the procedure was first introduced. By using the most advanced liposuction techniques available, Dr. Killingsworth, Dr. Farber, and their plastic surgery team can perform:
To be considered for liposuction, you should be close to your ideal weight. Our liposuction surgeons will first discuss your diet and exercise routines. If you are a liposuction candidate, we will examine your fatty deposits to determine the best approach.
Dr. Killingsworth, Dr. Farber, and their plastic surgery team will explain how the procedure can improve your natural contours. We will also discuss what you can expect after liposuction. While liposuction can remove the excess fat you currently have, the potential exists to have new fat develop around the treatment area. Consistent dieting and exercise will be recommended to help maintain your lipo results.
There are two primary types of liposuction: tumescent lipo and super-wet lipo. These techniques use different amounts of wetting solution to remove excess fat. Tumescent liposuction is distinguished from the super-wet approach by the amount of fluid injected. Additionally, our Atlanta plastic surgery office offers non-surgical liposuction using CoolSculpting®. Learn more about these liposuction procedures below:
The wetting solution is equal to the volume of fat removed. This technique requires intravenous (IV) sedation or general anesthesia.
This wetting solution is two to three times the volume of fat removed. This solution causes fat deposits to swell (tumescent). Tumescent liposuction is the most commonly used technique and requires either local anesthesia sedation or general anesthesia.
CoolSculpting® uses innovative cooling technology to target stubborn fat cells without the need for incisions or downtime. During this procedure, fat cells are targeted using cryolipolysis and naturally removed by your body. Learn more about CoolSculpting® treatment here.
Your liposuction surgeon will inject the wetting solution into the treatment area(s). The solution consists of saltwater, a medication that helps decrease bleeding and bruising, and a local anesthetic.
This anesthetic is used to minimize discomfort both during and after surgery temporarily. After the fluid has been injected, your liposuction surgeon will make a small incision in the treatment area. A narrow tube that is attached to a vacuum pump will then be inserted through the incision. Your lipo surgeon will remove the unwanted fat cells by moving the tube back and forth before closing the incision
Depending on a person’s healing rate, liposuction is typically an outpatient procedure. However, if you were given local anesthesia or IV sedation, you will need someone to drive you home. Most patients return to work after a few days and can resume normal activities within two weeks. The outcome will vary based on the area and volume of fat cells removed.
Your expected results will be discussed during your consultation. How to best maintain your new body contours will also be addressed. The fat cells extracted during liposuction are removed, but liposuction will not prevent you from gaining additional weight. To maintain your liposuction results, we encourage patients to follow a healthy diet and regular exercise routine.
Dr. Christopher Killingsworth, Dr. Stephanie Farber and their staff of plastic surgery professionals would be happy to help you set up a personal consultation to discuss liposuction in more detail. Contact our Atlanta office at (678) 208-6008, our Cumming, GA office at (678) 400-0302, our Canton, GA office at (678) 918-3361, or request an appointment online today.
Our Liposuction approach is customized to each patient’s needs. We provide a cost of treatment after your liposuction consultation. The price is based on the length of the procedure, the treatment area(s), and the amount of fat removal required. Payment should be made at the time of your lipo procedure. Astra Plastic Surgery offers financing through CareCredit® and Alphaeon® Credit; we also accept personal checks, cash, and credit cards.
Yes, Dr. Killingsworth will discuss all your treatment options during your consultation to create a customized treatment plan that offers optimal results.
Liposuction is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not typically covered by health insurance. It’s always best to check with your insurance provider about your coverage options.
Complications with liposuction treatments are rare, but some side effects include redness, swelling, and minor bruising at the incision site.
At Astra Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, we believe plastic surgery can achieve beautiful yet subtle results that accentuate your natural contours. Whether you opt for surgical treatments or non-invasive procedures, your cosmetic surgeon should possess a thorough understanding of the body's symmetry and proportions to ensure the best possible outcomes.*
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