What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat on the body including stomach, hips, thighs, arms, buttock, and neck – areas that do not respond to diet and exercise. Liposuction slims and reshapes these areas and improves your body contours and proportion. Often liposuction accompanies other surgical procedures like an abdominoplasty, breast reduction and BBL.

The single most important principle behind liposuction is that it is a shaping procedure. We are all born with a genetically determined distribution of fat that many of us would like to change. Many of our patients choose liposuction because even successful weight loss can’t completely alter this distribution of fat. However, liposuction allows Dr. McDonald to permanently change the fat distribution by actually reducing the number of fat cells in a given area. Not only does liposuction result in an improved profile, but fat density is also permanently reduced in the area where liposuction surgery was performed.


How is Recovery After Liposuction?

Post surgery, you will be instructed to wear a compression garment over your treatment areas. These help to control swelling and compress the skin to your new body contours.  In addition, small temporary drains may be placed in existing incisions beneath the skin to remove any excess blood or fluid. The drains are removed within the first few days-week.  Swelling and bruising can be expected for 3 months. As the swelling goes down, the new contours will develop.


What is the Cost for Liposuction?

The cost for liposuction varies greatly, depending on how many locations are needed and if it’s supplementary to another procedure.  For Liposuction alone, it is an outpatient procedure and costs between $4,000-5,500.