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Understanding Liposuction

Are stubborn fat deposits discouraging you on your fitness journey? Liposuction may be the answer you’re looking for.

In addition to our tummy tuck cosmetic surgery and other body contouring procedures at Pinnacle Plastic Surgery center, we also perform liposuction. Liposuction is a standard fat-removal procedure used in plastic surgery. Using a multi-angled approach, our Pinnacle team can remove unwanted fat while tightening the skin to provide a more chiseled appearance.

Popular target areas include under the chin or submental area, chest, abdomen, flanks (or “love handles”), and lower back. Traditional liposuction is an effective procedure for both men and women.

Our skilled surgeons use the most high-tech and effective liposuction technology available to remove areas of diet-resistant fatty bulges and tighten loose skin. Men tend to have thicker skin, which re-drapes nicely and allows for a procedure called Abdominal Etching, a great technique that can give you those 6-pack abs instantly. Pinnacle Plastic Surgery also utilizes both Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL) and VASERlipo® in our practice.


Before & Afters

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600cc Liposuction Abdomen, Right Breast Reduction, Left Breast Augmentation

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Benefits of Liposuction
  • Long-lasting results
  • Prompt recovery time
  • Tightened skin
  • Contoured torso
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Better fitting clothing
Who's Eligible?

Candidates for Liposuction

Liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure, but rather a body contouring procedure. To best target stubborn fat that is more resistant to diet and exercise, potential candidates need to be at a body weight where they are comfortable.

Liposuction can be performed on many areas of the body where excess fat gathers:

  • Stomach
  • Back
  • Buttocks
  • Chest
  • Flanks (love handles)
  • Chin
  • Thighs
  • Upper arms

Liposuction surgery is most effective in areas where the patient has a good skin tone/elasticity and where the skin is able to closely adhere to the new contours that are created.

Our Pinnacle team can help decide what procedures are best for your body. During your initial consultation, board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Klenke will customize your treatment plan.

For men who have lost a lot of weight, sometimes we combine liposuction with a tummy tuck or a body lift to remove fat and enlarged male breast tissue. In other scenarios, we suggest the Exilis Ultra™, a great in-office, no-downtime option, or BodyTone, a non-surgical, in-office muscle toning device that uniquely strengthens, tones, and sculpts weakened muscle groups.

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Questions and Answers

Liposuction FAQs

During our tumescent liposuction procedure, tumescent fluid containing a sterile solution, epinephrine, and a local anesthetic is used to hydrate the excess fat, making it easier to remove more gently with less trauma. Other liposuction techniques like suction-assisted liposuction, laser-assisted liposuction (LAL), and ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL) use other methods to dislodge fat cells.

Most liposuction surgeries take 1-2 hours. This surgical procedure is performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis, meaning you can go home the same day.

Compression garments that can be worn under clothing are applied and are worn for several weeks after surgery, which helps reduce swelling, minimize excess skin, and improve the final contour. Results improve every day as the swelling fluid is reabsorbed and removed by the body. Do not stop wearing your compression garment until the date that your plastic surgeons suggest. Potential risks and complications may include fat embolism and damage to nerves and blood vessels.

Resuming exercise after liposuction procedures is determined on a case-by-case basis. Generally, exercise is avoided for a couple of weeks and slowly re-introduced after that.

Continuing a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and eating a healthy, balanced diet is equally as necessary after the fat removal procedure. Gaining weight after liposuction does not mean it will be re-distributed to other areas of the body, which is a common myth. However, the fat cells that remain in your body after surgery can gain and lose volume.

Are you interested in liposuction?

Dr. Klenke is dedicated to your comfort and takes pride in helping you achieve your best results. At Pinnacle, we provide detailed consultations allowing us to understand each patient’s motivation and desired outcomes. Our ultimate goal is to customize a treatment specifically for each individual. Our team will evaluate your health in your initial consultation and define which surgical procedures are most suitable for you based on your body. 

If you’re interested in liposuction in Beaufort & Bluffton, SC, reach out to us today.

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