Getting Rid of the Fat that Exercise and Diet 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.
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. Liposuction can be used to treat a variety of problem areas including:
- Love handles and hips
- Upper arms
- Buttocks and back
- Thighs and knees
- Bra rolls
- Male chest (gynecomastia)
If you are relatively healthy and traditional fat-burning methods haven’t worked, then liposuction is a safe and effective method that can reshape your body and restore a healthier appearance that matches your inner health.
What to Expect with Your Liposuction
Our 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.
After the procedure, most patients experience swelling and mild bruising and discomfort. Downtime varies, but most patients return to work in two days.
You will be given medication for pain and antibiotics for a few days. You will likely be required to wear a compression garment for a few weeks following surgery. This garment helps reduce swelling.
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.
Scheduling a Liposuction Consultation 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.