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Beautiful facility. This staff is very warm, welcoming and kind. I went in for a consult and was very nervous but they put me at ease immediately. - D. R.

How can I get rid of the fat that diet and exercise just won’t touch?

Even if you eat healthy and exercise, over time your body will likely develop stubborn fat that just doesn’t want to go away, regardless of the fat-burning method you use.

What’s worse, as our metabolism slows, these fat deposits accumulate, creating everything from double chins to love handles. Because this type of fat can be very difficult to get rid of – regardless of your diet or your number of daily crunches – more and more people in the Greater Atlanta area are turning to liposuction as a popular body contouring surgery. Here at Northside Plastic Surgery, we offer some of the best results in liposuction Atlanta and Alpharetta, GA have to offer to its liposuction patients.

What are some of the benefits of liposuction?

  • A minimally invasive approach to fat loss
  • Quick recovery
  • Long-lasting results
  • Tighter, firmer skin
  • A better fit in swimwear and tight-fitting clothes
  • A slimmer, streamlined torso
  • Improved self-confidence in one’s image
  • Results where dieting and exercise have lagged
  • Reduction in unwanted fat and bulging

Is liposuction right for me?

Liposuction surgery is not an alternative to diet and exercise, or to be used as an answer for obesity. Liposuction provides the best, long-lasting results for those who are healthy, but struggling to lose areas of unwanted fat despite exercise and eating healthy.

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In general, Dr. Klein suggests that good liposuction candidates are…

  • Healthy, emotionally and physically
  • Not suffering from any major medical conditions that would interfere with treatment
  • Seeking fat loss rather than weight loss
  • Non-smokers, or are willing to quit before and after liposuction
  • Willing to follow instructions before and after treatment
  • Realistic in their expectations for improvement

What can I expect from liposuction?

Our Atlanta and Alpharetta liposuction procedures are performed on an outpatient basis using general or local anesthesia. You might also be given a sedative, typically through an IV injection, to help you relax. Most surgeries are completed in less than two hours, depending on the extent of fat removal.

Dr. Marc Klein has performed thousands of liposuctions with a variety of techniques, ranging from the standard tumescent liposuction, ultrasound-assisted liposuction (VASER and Lysonix), Smartlipo, laser-assisted liposuction, power-assisted liposuction, and others. Dr. Klein has a large experience with liposuction using local anesthesia.

What are the different types of liposuction?


Smartlipo is a form of laser-assisted lipo. During Smartlipo, laser energy is used to emulsify the fat so that it can then be easily sucked out by a small cannula that is threaded through a minor incision.

UAL (ultrasonic lipo)

During ultrasonic liposuction, the fat cells are first liquefied by ultrasonic waves, making them more vulnerable to removal by a cannula. UAL provides the doctor with an increased level of precision for sculpting delicate areas of the body.

VASER lipo

VASER lipo is a popular form of ultrasonic liposuction that provides a high level of accuracy and definition for the client in terms of body sculpting. VASER stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance.

PAL (power assisted lipo)

PAL is used to provide the patient with a more precise, individualized liposuction result. During this type of lipo, the doctor will use a motorized device that creates small, rapid vibrations to help emulsify the fat cells before their removal with a cannula.

Tumescent lipo

Tumescent liposuction involves the injection of diluted lidocaine and epinephrine into the layers of fat. This helps to swell up the target areas and make them firm. Some of the benefits of tumescent liposuction are that patients no longer need general anesthesia or sedatives, and bleeding is also greatly minimized.

What is the cost of liposuction?

Liposuction costs will vary from client to client and will depend on the type of liposuction that is pursued, and on its complexity. Additionally, if you undergo tandem treatments such as a mommy makeover or body lift, fees will naturally increase. Our office is committed to helping you to secure the most beneficial financing options possible, and the doctor will go over all aspects of pricing with you during your confidential Atlanta or Alpharetta consultation.

Why should I select Dr. Klein for my liposuction?

Dr. Klein has over two decades of expertise in the arena of body sculpting, and is among the most sought after surgeons in the Atlanta and Alpharetta areas, leaving you with arguably the best results in liposuction Atlanta and its surrounding areas have to offer. In addition to completing a distinguished fellowship at the Maryland Shock Trauma Hopsital, Dr. Klein is a regular contributor to industry literature and research in his field. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

How can I get started with liposuction in Atlanta or Alpharetta?

To schedule a complimentary and confidential liposuction consultation with one of our board certified plastic surgeons in our Atlanta or Alpharetta office, call 770.475.3146 or complete and submit the consultation request form.

During your Atlanta liposuction consultation, you will undergo a physical exam and a thorough review of your medical and cosmetic history. You will have the chance to browse our before and after photos for liposuction clients, and you are also welcome to bring in your own photos that reflect the kind of result you are seeking.

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Re-Opening May 4th Update:

As a valued member of the Northside Plastic Surgery family, I want to personally update you on steps our practice has taken to protect you and your health in light of the COVID-19 situation.

As it has always been, the safety and health of our patients and team members remains our highest priority. As your physician, I want to thank you for your support and the confidence you have in our practice. In response to the coronavirus, we have taken the basic CDC recommendations and have added the following extra measures to protect our patients:

  1. We are waiving our $150 fee for Virtual Consultations for new and established patients.
  2. We ask all patients to stay in their car and call us upon arrival. Once on-site, your temperature will be taken along with a screening questionnaire, you will be provided hand sanitizer, and then escorted directly to an exam room or empty reception area. We ask all patients to wear a surgical mask or face covering to their appointment. As a high-end practice, we are taking advantage of our large size and multiple VIP waiting areas to maximize social distancing.
  3. We are performing regular and careful screening of patients with a bias for suspicion that a patient might have the coronavirus.
  4. All staff are screened daily with a temperature check and symptom survey. All staff are required to wear a surgical mask, gloves, and perform frequent hand washing.
  5. We take great pride in maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene. We have increased the frequency of cleaning our public areas hourly (including lobbies, furniture, elevators, door handles, exam chairs, public bathrooms, etc.) and have continued the use of hospital-grade disinfectant. All exam rooms and highly touched surfaces are sanitized in between patients.
  6. Because of the increased sanitizing requirements, we have reduced the number of patients that will be seen every hour and spacing out appointments.
  7. Since we have our own fully accredited on-site surgery center, we do not have actively infected patients using our operating rooms such as in hospitals. This provides a great security blanket for our patients. We are currently performing at full capacity and completely prepared to perform all scheduled surgeries and procedures and are taking all necessary precautions to ensure your safety and well-being.
  8. We are postponing all advanced training sessions for visiting physicians and providers until June.
  9. We ask that all patients with upper respiratory symptoms such as cough, fever, shortness of breath to please reschedule your appointments and call your family doctor.
  10. For more, you can always find up-to-date and accurate information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

Thank you for being a loyal patient. We will remain attentive to this situation and keep you updated on any changes with the practice. We are privileged to serve you and look forward to seeing you soon.

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