Get curves in all the right places
If stubborn fat is keeping you from loving the way you look, liposuction may be just what you need to trim down and get a smoother, more toned look that you may not have been able to achieve with diet and exercise alone. Here at The Swan Center, we perform hundreds of liposuction procedures every year—and we love seeing how happy our patients are with their results! By selectively removing fat from your problem areas, we can help you reduce fat deposits while at the same time sculpting an improved shape to the area, enhancing your overall proportions. It’s a win-win solution to get the shape you want!
Am I a good liposuction candidate?
Liposuction can help men and women of all shapes and sizes improve their appearance, but your results are likely to be more satisfying if you can answer “yes” to most of these questions:
- Am I happy with my current body weight? Liposuction can reduce fat pockets for a better shape, but it is not a weight-loss procedure.
- Do I have specific deposits of fat I want to target? The happiest patients are those who want to spot-reduce in specific areas.
- Is excess skin the real issue? Liposuction targets localized areas of fatty tissue and removes fat cells from the body. If excess skin is more of your concern, you may be a better candidate for a mini-tummy tuck.
- Am I a healthy non-smoker? Smoking increases surgery risks and slows the healing process, jeopardizing results. Quit smoking at least 1 month prior to any surgery.
Your Atlanta Liposuction Procedure
Liposuction uses a specialized instrument, called a “micro-cannula,” to selectively remove excess fat beneath the skin. The incisions used are very small—typically a half-inch or smaller—and are placed inconspicuously in the natural contours of the body.
All three of our board certified plastic surgeons are experienced in multiple liposuction technologies, including tumescent liposuction and ultrasonic liposuction. Both procedures produce safe, predictable and beautiful results; however, in special situations, the ultrasonic technique may offer better results.
Tumescent liposuction is a process where the surgeon injects sterile solution into the areas of the body with excess fat deposits and removes it with a micro cannula technique. This type of liposuction is commonly used on various areas of the body, and patients enjoy a minimal recovery time.
Ultrasonic liposuction uses a specialized micro-cannula that produces ultrasonic energy. The ultrasound energy “melts” the fat, which is then removed through traditional liposuction methods. This technique is usually used for very fibrous areas such as the upper back, body contouring, and for male breast reduction (gynecomastia).
Liposuction can be used along with fat transfer for body sculpting. After reducing fat in the chosen area (typically abdomen, hips, flanks, or thighs) using liposuction, a portion of the fatty tissue then purified and injected into the area in which you’re wanting fullness, such as the buttocks, breasts or face. Learn more about fat transfer to the breast here»
Liposuction aftercare & recovery
The majority of liposuction patients undergo an easy and straightforward recovery and are back to normal in about a week. This depends, of course, on the extent and location of surgery as well as your individual healing process. Discomfort is typically minimal; liposuction tends to produce more general soreness. A special compression garment will help keep the area supported and minimize post-operative swelling. Exercise can be resumed within 2 or 3 weeks for most patients.
To learn more about liposuction in North Georgia, please contact our Swan Center office for a free consultation with one of our board certified plastic surgeons. We will take the time to answer your questions and help you understand all of your options to help you get the body shape you desire.